The Cirulisi Nature Trail

Latvia so far has proved to be full of surprises and the countryside was no different. We had spent the morning exploring Cesis castle but the afternoon proved that wildlife is elusive even when you can blatantly hear it! I found out about the Ciruilsi Nature Trail on Pinterest and it was surprisingly easy to find, only about 10 minutes from our lodge. There are lots of walks and off road cycling you can do in the area. Today felt… View Post

A fairy tale castle in the Latvian countryside

An adventure in a fairy tale castle in the town of Cesis, Latvia. … View Post

Exploring the Latvian Countryside

After a grey couple of days in Riga, we were ready for some sunshine and countryside. We were lucky to get both. After picking up our rental car, a rather snazzy black golf from Sixt, we ventured out into the Latvian countryside. Driving in Latvia, and Estonia to be honest, was a little like taking your life in your own hands. They all have relatively slow speed restrictions but very, very few people follow them. Add that to their main… View Post

A walk along The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare quite often makes the news, sometimes for good things like it’s views and wildlife and sometimes for tragic accidents due to the sheer nature of the cliffs. It is equally both alluring and scary at the same time. As Ireland’s most visited natural attraction it is often at the top of lists of what to see in Ireland. Plus if the nickname Emerald Isle is anything to go by it will be green!… View Post

A walk in Killarney National Park

Our day started with a travel let down and ended with a whiskey in a castle. What more could you want from a day on the emerald isle? As ever with travel there are circumstances and places that you go to where you think what on earth were people thinking when they recommend this place. We felt that way about Kinsale. Perhaps a bit harshly but I just couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. Kinsale is well known… View Post