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Fast Facts: Ireland & U.K.

Fast Facts: Ireland & U.K.

WHAT WE DID: Traveled for 44 days around the U.K. and Ireland. Stayed in rooms (self-contained unit) booked through AirBnB. Rented a car in Ireland for 12 days (following a 2-day stay in Dublin), then a second car in the U.K. for three weeks (22 days). Our basic itinerary: London, England (5 nights) Transit – train from London to Holyhead, Wales; ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, Ireland Dublin (2 nights) Cork (1 night) Sneem (3 nights) Miltown (1 night) Headford…

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Penny & Me

Penny & Me

Well, it’s been another six weeks of sightseeing for the penny, who’s, after more than eleven months on the road, become really quite fond of eschewing the hustle and bustle of everyday life for some laid-back travel, photography, and outdoor adventure. The copper currency’s great escape continued through northern Europe, with a late-autumn tour around Ireland and the U.K. After crossing the Strait of Dover via the Channel Tunnel, as well as crossing an item off its life list, the…

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Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland

After a number of days driving up the west coast of Ireland, I noticed that fuel prices and speed limits suddenly seemed a little different. While the Republic of Ireland is an independent country and a land of Euros and km/h, Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom and specifies things in GBP and MPH. I believe I may have inadvertently incited some road rage in the cars behind me when I first entered some small towns, all with…

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