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Tagged With: vacation

An English summer and the unbearable confusion of wanting to do too much




“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” — Samuel Johnson So well, it is another glorious summer here in London, the English summer … Continue reading »






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A brief vacation in Malta




  I am not a beach person. I have very low tolerance for heat, sand makes me dirty, marine algae creeps me out and I do not even want to start on what sea air does to my hair. This is the reason that as a family we are mostly ending up in cool climes … Continue reading »






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Irish castles, Indian kids, Skyping the dog and other things.




After making Salthill our home in Galway for a few days we were glad to be back in London. It was about time we left Galway for we had become very comfortable in Salthill and our familiarity was beginning to tell. The bartenders at the sea facing gastro-pub, Oslo and the servers at the charming … Continue reading »






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Gorillas, Oscar Wilde and a pint of Guinness in Dublin




  From the moment we arrived in Dublin last week, I was struggling to like it. The first aspect of my struggle was that, as always, I was unwilling to leave London. The second aspect was that I had been given a rather dull picture of Ireland and warned that I should brace myself for … Continue reading »






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Gorillas, Oscar Wilde and a pint of Guinness in Dublin (part 1)




These photographs must be excused for their poor quality as these have been downloaded from my mobile. I have lost my camera’s USB port and hence am unable to download some spectacular pictures that I have managed to click during the trip.






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Daddy’s day out in Ireland




Yesterday was our last day in Dublin. We are in a tiny, although charming Irish village by the sea called Salthill. Salthill is near Galway and merely a two hours drive from Dublin but thanks to the sea and frequent rain, it is really much colder here than Dublin. Each time I step out of … Continue reading »






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Confessions of a heavy packer




It is that time of year when almost everyone I know is either leaving on vacation or in midst of planning one. I look forward to vacationing almost as much as I dread packing for it. And so I procrastinate the ritual of packing till a few hours before my flight, just as somebody in … Continue reading »






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