In Search of England – York

If you’re looking to holiday “at home” in England this summer, as many are doing because of Brexit and terrorism, think about York! Not only is it one of the most English-feeling cities I’ve stayed in, but this city has many layers of history and a laidback attitude that Londoners lack, and is now my 2nd favourite city in England after London. Whereas previous places I’ve stayed in have been good for transport connections but were themselves unexciting, York ticks both boxes and more. Continue reading


Eyes on Eire – Limerick and Galway

King John's Castle

A view of the river Shannon from King John’s Castle in Limerick

Last week I spent a weekend in Limerick with a friend studying at the university. My stay was short but not uneventful – I drank “the best tea ever” (at The Kitchen in Galway), and I saw a newly wedded bride (crossing Thomond Bridge), a baptism (in St. Nicholas Collegiate Church in Galway), and a kitchen in smoke (on university campus). Continue reading