Exploring the Wild Atlantic (County Donegal, Ireland)

 We decided to go to county Donegal in Republic of Ireland to spend the first weekend of May. We were celebrating 24 years of a beautiful common life together. The place we booked to stay overnight had a lot of excellent reviews and now I understand why. Join me and have a small taste of the wild Atlantic. I’ll take you through spectacular views, dramatic scenery, golden desert beaches, green mountains and picturesque places that will overwhelm your feelings and with an urge of go there and see it through your own eyes.

The Rusty Mackerel

A traditional Irish bar that also offers accommodation, a restaurant and live music. We booked the place in advance and based on the reviews we read we thought this would be the right place to stay. And it didn’t disappoint, on the contrary it excelled our expectations. Located in Teelin, Carrick, this beautiful bar is in a location surrounded of natural beauty. The beautiful murals will strike your attention. The staff is very welcoming and nice. The room was very comfortable and provides all the amenities you need. The price is affordable, we paid €80 per night. We had lunch there and I truly recommend. It was one of the places where I had the best fish ever. Truly fresh and tasty it seemed it came straight from the sea into my plate. Delicious! The Rusty Mackerel has a beautiful terrace overlooking the mountain. The sense of being embedded with nature is amazing. I took my time to listen to the sounds surrounding us: birds, water running, sheep gloating…it’s paradise! Continue reading

Ards Peninsula and Strangford Lough – Northern Ireland

The more places I visit in Northern Ireland the more I feel in love with this beautiful country. This gorgeous island offers you such a variety of places to discover from breathtaking mountains to magnificent beaches with long white sands and blue-green waters, hectares of woodland forests where you can go for a walk and discover the fauna and flora, lakes for angling lovers or to have a boat experience and admire the outstanding landscapes, caves to explore… Continue reading

Outstanding places in Northern Ireland (Part 3)

Continue exploring with me this beautiful country with a variety of things to see from outstanding beaches, breath-taking views, dramatic cliffs, a spectacular coast, ancient mansions with gorgeous gardens, caves, lakes, mountains…

Let’s see where I’m going to take you this time. Continue reading

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

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