Outstanding places in Northern Ireland (Part 2)

4. Carrick-a-Rede

This was one of the first places I visited when I moved to Northern Ireland. As I’ve mentioned before Northern Ireland has plenty of extraordinary places to visit and the majority of them are really special as they haven’t been spoilt by tourists, though let me warn you that Carrick-a-Rede (County Antrim) is an exception as it’s one of the major tourist attractions so when you decide to plan your visit try to pick a quiet season as now the site is open all year round with a few exceptions that you can check on the following link (here you also find information regarding prices and schedules) https://giantscausewaytickets.com/carrick-a-rede-tickets Continue reading

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Outstanding places in Northern Ireland

Since I’ve moved to Northern Ireland I’ve been exploring this striking place. A lot of people ask me why I chose Northern Ireland to live. I really don’t understand why so many people ask me this question as I believe many of them don’t value what they have. What I can tell you is that one of the reasons why I’m still here is because of the absolutely stunning landscapes and incredible places I’ve discovered in my adventures in this lovely country (let alone some amazing people who have crossed my path). So, let’s see if I can show you the beauty through my eyes. Continue reading

Dazzling Edinburgh

Scotland was always in my bucket list so when some friends came to visit us in Northern Ireland we decided it was time to go to Edinburgh. The trip was at risk as it was heavily snowing, even though it was March. I remember my friends were so happy with the snow (as in Portugal this is a phenomenon that doesn’t happen very frequently unless you go to the mountains) that they didn’t care if the trip was cancelled, though I didn’t share the same opinion. Fortunately, our flight was able to depart without incidents and take us to this beautiful and magical place. Let me share with you some of the things we did there. Continue reading

The Enchanted Prague

In 2007 we visited the capital of Czech Republic, Prague. Prague was also the capital of Czechoslovakia (until 1993 when Czech Republic and Slovakia became two independent countries) during the two world wars and during the communist era. Czech Republic became a member of the European Union in 2004 though the currency in use is the Czech Crown (Euros are not accepted everywhere).

With a historic centre that is a world heritage site, Prague is a beautiful city full of character, mystery and ancient stories. Join me and let me guide you through some of the incredible places I’ve been. Continue reading

Rathlin Island

With a population of roughly 150 people this small pre-historic volcanic island (6 miles long and 1 mile wide) is situated off the north east coast of Ireland and it’s the northernmost point in Northern Ireland.

We visited the island in the beginning of June this year as we wanted to watch the birds particularly the cute puffins who gather here from April to July. We took the ferry in Ballycastle. The journey takes between 25-40 minutes. If you click the links below you will find more information about the ferry’s timetable and prices. Continue reading