Dublin (and the rest of Ireland) love their festivals and September is the best month for them, the Dublin festival season officially starts in less than two weeks It’s hard to walk down the road without finding a few festivals, especially around the Temple Bar area. In fact this weekend I wandered through a rockabilly […]Read More Dublin Festival Season – Blog for Jacobsinn.com
For those that don’t know Powerscourt Estate and Gardens is a stunning manor house set in the lush Irish country. At the base of the Wicklow mountains, the setting is stunning. The house itself is grand, and has some excellent facilities, including the Avoca clothing and food ranges and a couple delightful cafes, but the […]Read More Powerscourt – Green Paradise – Blog for Jacobsinn.com
Dublin Zoo provides entertainment for all, and makes a great break from big old stone buildings and pints of Guinness. Using the mini-card discounts available in the hostel reception, the entry price is very reasonable, and getting there is easier enough. Once inside, the layout excellently guides you through and past the animal enclosures, giving […]Read More Dublin Zoo – An Alternative day out in Dublin – Blog for Isaacshostel.ie
Dublin is famous for its history, it’s bars and it’s music, but what about the more sedate side of life? Where is the Dublin Culture? There is a huge range of galleries and museums often overlooked by tourists who are distracted by the bigger atractions. But if you’ve got a little extra time, or you’re […]Read More Culture Tuesday – Dublin Culture for free! – Blog for Isaacshostel.ie
The following is an edited version of an email guide I emailed to a couple of friends who I met in Thailand. I have improved the language and added a couple little points, but left it essentially the same. This is not a formal review, but it gives you an idea of what I was […]Read More East Coast – An Informal Guide
Johannesburg has a bad reputation as far as capitals go, but if you’re willing to put some effort in, there’s some gems dotted around. The hostel situation isn’t great, there’s quite a few, but most seem to be pretty quiet, and lacking in actual travelers – although I guess it was nice to some friendly […]Read More South Africa Part2 – Johannesburg
I traveled over to SA on my ‘long way home’ trip, after my Chinese Visa was declined (one day, when I’ve written all these blogs up I’ll put links in!) I had a good friend over there, and now I have a few more. It’s not exactly en-route between Hanoi and London, but I wanted […]Read More South Africa – As cheap as Asia, as exciting as Australia!
Lets start with some honesty – I love Cape Town! So this might be a little biased. The city centre is all nestled nicely under the watchful cliffs of Table mountain, in fact the centre is pretty much surrounded with Signal Hill and the Lions Head boxing it in against the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a […]Read More South Africa Part1 – Cape Town
A trip out to the Wicklow mountains is an absolute must if you’re in Dublin for more than a few days – stunning views, lakes, mountains, quaint villages, castles and churches galore. This is a chance to see what real rural Ireland is all about. The Sunday tour is the reverse of the usual Wild […]Read More Wicklow and Beyond – a blog for Jacobsinn.com
Yeah yeah, there’s no right or wrong way to travel… But there is. Being an intolerable hippy, complaining constantly that it’s too touristy, you’re doing it wrong. Go hide yourself in a the Brazilian jungle until your dreads reaches the forest floor from your tree house (and then complain that there’s no wi-fi) Being a […]Read More Be A Good Traveler!