Ireland's Rock of Cashel | Luxurious Nomad


It was a gloriously sun shiny day, so I went out exploring… …and discovered the Rock of Cashel… The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion, and has been constructed in various phases over several hundred years…
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Vienna 'Pretty Woman' Opera and Ballet | Luxurious Nomad


This was my first experience attending an opera – I have listened to opera before, but never attended an opera.  While I was never really enamoured with the recordings, friends would tell me that it is different in person – so I decided to wait to decide if I enjoy opera until I actually attended one in person.
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Vienna's beautiful Hotel Bristol | Luxurious Nomad


Vienna abounds with luxury, elegance, and beauty – and they were all combined in my experience last night at the Hotel Bristol. Opened in 1892, this beautiful hotel was named after the British town of Bristol. Former US President Theodore Roosevelt resided at the Hotel Bristol in Vienna´s city center in 1910. From the hotel …
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Life's Never Boring with 20,000 Protesters! | Luxurious Nomad


Curled up in my lovely apartment, and I begin to hear a thudding cadence approaching… At first I thought, oh, it’s a small parade or something… …and then they kept coming… …and coming… …and coming… …and coming…  For almost an hour they kept coming, despite the snow that was beginning to flurry… …and somehow it …
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Budapest Fisherman's Bastion and Castle Hill | Luxurious Nomad


I have only been in Budapest a week and already I have decided it is my second-favourite place on the planet!  This morning I ventured out and up to Budapest’s magnificent Castle Hill and the amazing Fisherman’s Bastion…  (suggest you view full-screen and with speakers on) Here are some quick facts from Fisherman’s Bastion website: Built from 1895 to …
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Today's Office… | Luxurious Nomad


It’s a hard life when this is your office for the day… The cruise ship, Ocean Majesty was in the harbour for a visit… …and it’s a good thing they are not superstitious about name changes, as she has been called: 1966–1985: Juan March 1985–1986: Sol Christina 1986–1988: Kypros Star 1988–1994: Ocean Majesty 1994–1995: Olympic 1995: Homeric 1995 onwards: Ocean Majesty These …
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Visiting Doc Martin's Fishing Village | Luxurious Nomad


Have you seen the TV program, “Doc Martin”? Well, today we (my friend Karen who has been visiting from Hastings) went exploring and decided to find the fishing village where the series is filmed on location. The village is Port Isaac and is located in Cornwall – or as we say here, west-west Devon.  
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Loch Gill, W.B. Yeats, and Parke's Castle | Luxurious Nomad


The beautiful Lough Gill / Loch Gile / Loch Gill was my destination today for a boat ride, departing from Parke’s Castle.  If you look to the far left of the photo below, you will see Parke’s Castle with the white tower, and our boat moored slightly to the right. While Robert Parke’s fortified manor …
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