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A Taste of Iceland

A Taste of Iceland

Iceland isn’t necessarily known for being a food destination. Because it’s an island, and there’s not much arable land, they have to ship a lot of food in. That’s reflected in the prices. It’s not super cheap to eat dinner out, that’s for sure. Here’s […]

Iceland – Chasing the Northern Lights

Iceland – Chasing the Northern Lights

One of the reasons we chose to visit Iceland during the time of year we did was to see the Northern Lights. A couple weeks before we left, I saw this article from The Lonely Planet about a new Northern Lights viewing centre just outside […]

Mexico – Downtown Cabo

Mexico – Downtown Cabo

After briefly visiting Downtown Cabo on our way to the boat tour, we decided that we’d like to make a morning out of visiting again. We could get a taxi from our hotel for about $3 US per person, and it took maybe 10 minutes to get there.

The marina is a cool place to be. There are a number of little shops and restaurants along the water. You will be asked multiple times if you’d like to take a boat tour/water taxi/fishing trip, but that’s to be expected in a high-tourist area.

There is also a large mall with a bunch of stores, both high-end and more affordable.

We walked around town enjoying the sights, sounds and gorgeous colours of Cabo.

After hearing about it on this episode of Doughboys, I thought it would be a good idea to stop at the flagship Cabo Wabo Cantina, Sammy Hagar’s restaurant, for a drink and maybe a bite to eat.

Unsurprisingly, it was a little pricey, so we didn’t get anything to eat, just a couple of margaritas. We weren’t super impressed by the ambiance of the place either. It seemed small, and nothing special. It wasn’t until we left out of a different spot than we came in that we saw the more fun part of the restaurant. I think if we had realized, and gone in through the main entrance we would have enjoyed it more. Either way, I’d give it a pass.

We had a good time walking around town. We got a couple souvenirs while we were there. My favourite part was being able to see the pelicans and sea lions.

For more about my trip to Cabo check out these posts.

Mexico – One with the Fish

Mexico – One with the Fish

We had decided beforehand that we wanted to do some sort of excursion offered by our travel company, Sunwing. We had all agreed that we wanted to go on some sort of boating/snorkeling expedition. Our contact point at the hotel told us about an excursion […]

Mexico – Cabo No She Better Don’t

Mexico – Cabo No She Better Don’t

Because the Canadian winters are harsh and my seasonal depression always acts up this time of year, my friends and I deemed it necessary to take a trip to where the precipitation wasn’t solid ice rocks. We visited a travel agent and she recommended the […]

A Taste of Ireland Part 1 – The West Coast

A Taste of Ireland Part 1 – The West Coast

I went to Ireland expecting a lot of potatoes, and I was not disappointed. I was fortunate enough to have potatoes in many different forms throughout the country. Here is what we ate in Ireland.

Our first meal in the country was at a pub in Galway called Murty Rabbits.

I had a classic seafood chowder with Irish soda bread. It was full of salmon and of COURSE potato.

During our Cliffs of Moher bus trip, we stopped in Doolin for lunch at Gus O’Connor’s pub. I had a really amazing carrot and coconut soup with a side of, well of course potatoes.

That night we went for dinner at a restaurant right across the street from our Air BNB, Pasta Factory. Here you can pick whatever combination of toppings they are offering that week, on your pasta of choice. I went for the prosciutto, arugula, peas, goat cheese and parm combination for mine. It was super tasty.

I couldn’t pass up dessert that night, so we headed to Gino’s Gelato in the city centre, where I had a scoop of pistachio.

Before catching our bus to Dublin, we stopped for lunch at Supermac’s – a very clear McDonald’s stand-in across the country. Both Ethan and I got the Mighty Mac. I was not a fan of this burger at all, and like, I don’t have that high of burger standards.

Ireland – Dublin’ Down

Ireland – Dublin’ Down

We did a lot more wandering on our second day in Dublin. We visited St. Patrick’s Cathedral, but didn’t go in for a tour. We did sit in the park beside it for some casual dog watching. We didn’t do much bar-hopping this day. We […]

Ireland – Dublin’ the Fun

Ireland – Dublin’ the Fun

I was super excited to explore Dublin. We didn’t really have any set out plans, other than visiting the Guinness Brewery. It was nice to not have to be rushing around from thing to thing, it gave us the opportunity to walk around the city. […]

Ireland – All I Wanted and Moher

Ireland – All I Wanted and Moher

For as long as I knew it was a place, I’ve wanted to visit Ireland. One of the reasons for that is the iconic views at the Cliffs of Moher. For me they represented quintessential Ireland. The lush greenery, the sweeping views of the ocean, the weather that changes on a dime – the Cliffs have it all.

We decided to do a bus tour that left from Galway. We figured it would be better to do this than to rent a car and try and get tickets. We had a great tour driver, and we made a couple stops along the way including a visit to a castle, a church, and a centuries old grave site.

Our tour guide said that we would be stopping for lunch before the Cliffs. He said that the food at the restaurant at the Cliffs was expensive and didn’t have the best food. We stopped at Gus O’Connor’s pub in Doolin.

Lunch was great and we loved being able to spend a little time visiting the shops in Doolin. Including a shop that I almost blended in with.

We made it to the Cliffs where we were able to spend a couple of hours. We first made our way over to O’Brien’s Tower. We paid the 2 euros to go up to the top.

We meandered the rest of the walk alongside the Cliffs. Our tour guide suggested not crossing over the barrier. His reasoning was that the Atlantic winds were unpredictable and your never know when a big gust will knock you down.

I, an ardent rule follower, anxious being, and clumsy bitch, listened to this advice.

I’m so glad I was able to visit the Cliffs of Moher on this trip. It was worth the trip to Galway en route to the Cliffs. I recommend taking a bus tour, it really took the stress out of everything, and our tour guide was so great and informative.

Let me know if you like these photos, I could always post Moher. LOLOLOLOLOLOL. I crack myself up.

Ireland – Galway Girlin’

Ireland – Galway Girlin’

Did I mostly know Galway from pop culture references such as the 2007 sobfest “P.S. I Love You” and hit Ed Sheeran song that you’re probably sick of Galway Girl? Sure. But I fell in love with the small(ish) city on the western coast of […]