Monthly Archives: May 2019

Circle of Friends -Maeve Binchy


Reading this book is like travelling to Ireland all over again, as familiar place names other than Dublin like Aran Island, Kerry, Killaney pop up, although it might not necessarily be referring to the place, like when used in an … Continue reading

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Winford Manila Resort & Casino – a review


Here I am in my hotel room, waiting to check out after four days here. Outside my window of my 20th storey room, I hear the beeps of motorcycles and roar of traffic from Quezon City. Every 18 minutes or … Continue reading

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The Copper Beech


I’d never thought of visiting Ireland until I read books by Irish writer Maeve Binchy. A friend recommended her highly in 1997 and I’ve read all her books except this book and Circle of Friends, which are her earlier books, … Continue reading

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7 Days – Thai Movie


I watched this movie on Qatar Airways between Doha and Singapore. Thai movies are shown on only Asian routes, although I feel they also deserve a slot in other routes, together with Chinese, Korean and Japanese movies. This movie starts … Continue reading

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Kingfisher Townhouse @ Dublin


See the red door? We didn’t expect the hotel/B&B to have such an inconspicuous entrance that when our GPS announced we had arrived, we couldn’t locate it and drove round and round. To make the situation worse, the hotel is … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Farmhouse B&B, Killarney


We managed to book this a few days before arriving through Booking.com as we didn’t want to stay in the city centre and be caught with traffic and parking problem. Situated about 30 minutes from Killarney City, the farm house … Continue reading

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The Wild Atlantic Way – Connemara Loop


To get to Renvyle near the west coast of Ireland, we drove inland westward from Dublin, exited the toll way to a two-lane road with a dangerous speed limit of 100km/hour. The drive was scenic as we passed green pasture … Continue reading

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