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New Year 2016 Las Vegas Fireworks

I saw in the New Year this year in Las Vegas with a couple of Polish friends, which was a hell of a lot better than how I spent the previous New Year’s Eve! We all arrived in Vegas a few days early for CES, so it worked out very well. New Year’s Eve in […]

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Historic Planes In The Flesh

I was recently in DC for a mixture of business and pleasure. Washington DC is home to the Smithsonian, which is more than just a “museum”. It’s multiple large museums, each with an impressive collection. I had visited the museums in DC proper on previous visits and loved them, but I’d never had the chance […]

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Food Porn Withdrawal?

I travel a lot and when I travel I tend to post photos of the food I eat. So while some people might get annoyed by their social streams filling up with photos of my various gastronomic adventures, some of them miss them when I’m not on the road: I usually post to my Instagram account […]

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Overdosing On Jamón

I’ve been in Spain this week at a couple of events. One of the things I love about Spain is the food. No matter where you go it’s always pretty good and in many cases it’s out of this world. Of the various things that you can eat in Spain my favourite is jamón. Ham. Jamón […]

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Thatcher Lives On .. In Madrid

Streets, squares and other public venues get named after famous people and events all the time. But it’s a bit odd to discover that there’s a square in the centre of Madrid bearing the name of Margaret Thatcher. It’s bizarre, but it’s true: Apparently the square was named after Thatcher last year. I’ve no idea […]

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Jet Lag Visualised

When you travel across multiple timezones your body is unhappy. You end up suffering from “jet lag”. Essentially this is because your body hasn’t had a chance to adjust to the new rhythm of the new timezone. So when you from Ireland to Seattle, for example, you end up 8 hours out of sync. Sure, […]

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Pyramids By Night

The pyramids. They feature in so much of popular culture. From books to films, to tv shows to popular music. One of the seven wonders of the world, I’d always been interested in seeing them so I was delighted to finally make that dream come true last week. I took a few photos, though since […]

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Enjoying Regional Cuisine in Jordan

Last night I had dinner with a couple of friends in one of the hotel’s restaurants. Although I’m in Jordan the restaurant was Lebanese, but it’s still in the same region (more or less). The food was excellent and most of what we had we simply shared “family style”. One of the things that really […]

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