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Baring beauty in Brazil

Conversely, in a country known for carnival, turbo charged football fans and high murder rates, I slowed down and relaxed when I got to Brazil. 682 more words

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A Book that Does Apply to Me (and Other Thoughts)

Since moving back to Ireland this year, I’ve read nearly 25 different books, and I am absolutely loving it. New series, recommendations from friends, family, and the internet, and re-reading of some old favorites. 753 more words

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NYTimes: Enjoying the Low Life?

We’ve got our priorities wrong. GDP, the DOW, and military strength are the wrong things to look at when we measure our success as a country. 37 more words

Nobody Is Flying The Plane



View form the train

View from the Castle

Across the river

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Wine, waterfalls and women of power in Argentina

All Argentina meant to me was a kind of pilgrimage to the land of Eva Perón – an icon and the most famous person in this country’s history. 846 more words

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Antarctica - the definition of awesome

The silence was palpable. Three humpback whales were swimming 100 metres ahead of us and they’d been under water for four minutes. Behind me I heard the sound of a blowhole – the head of one of the gigantic beasts as it climbed out the water was close enough to touch. 533 more words