Journalist On The Run

Journalist On The Run

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29th April 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Visiting KARBALA During Ramadan // زيارات سياحية كربلاء العراق

My return to Karbala, this time with a group of friends from Ireland :-)...

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29th April 2022 by Journalist On The Run

6 fun day trips in Cape Town you should try

The “Mother City,” as Cape Town is affectionately known, is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a rich history. While many places worldwide offer incredible day trips — Kyoto and Sydney, to name a few — Cape Town is undoubtedly a top contender. There are many fun day trips in this lovely city, from exploring Cape Town on a Red City Sightseeing Bus to wine tasting in Stellenbosch. There is something for everyone. If you’re looking at taking day trips from Cape Town, you can hire a car......

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29th April 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Fun things to do in Johannesburg | 6 activities you’ll love

Noted for being South Africa’s economic hub and former mining epicenter, Johannesburg has more to offer than just its “hustle and bustle.” You may not be aware of this if you’re from out of town, but there are plenty of laid-back and fun things to do in Joburg....

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13th April 2022 by Journalist On The Run

I'm BACK in Baghdad, IRAQ

This is my l third trip to Iraq...should I just live here?!...

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30th March 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Best places to stay in Lake District | 3 amazing areas you’ll love

From its ever-green valleys to its quaint inns bespeckled with countryside charm, the Lake District in England is an enchanting escape encapsulated by natural splendors. With the whimsical Windmere and the romantic edge of Grasmere in its repertoire, the Lake District areas have an ample supply of lovely little towns to visit on a London day trip. Unsure where to stay in the Lake District to experience an unforgettable trip? We’ll guide you through this gorgeous space and unearth the hidden...

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12th March 2022 by Journalist On The Run

How to travel Sri Lanka in 2022

A practical video about traveling in Sri Lanka in 2022 including travel restrictions and guidelines, what it's like in Sri Lanka right now, best places to stay and visit and why I love traveling here so much!...

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2nd March 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Best beach in Sri Lanka?

Exploring Dalawella Beach and Unawatuna, Sri Lanka.......

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28th February 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Street food in GALLE, SRI LANKA

Exploring the beautiful old town of Galle, Sri Lanka.......

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25th February 2022 by Journalist On The Run

Camping in the Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

One of the highlights of my travels through Jordan at the end of last year was our night camping in Wadi Rum!......

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23rd February 2021 by Journalist On The Run

6 tips for riding the New York City subway like a pro

The NYC subway is one of the most convenient ways to negotiate your way around the Big Apple. However, just like the train stations in Japan, there are plenty of tricks of the trade to learn about the workings of the NYC subway which will save you precious time and money during your stay. Below are our six top tips to enjoy the NYC subway, either as a solo traveller or with your loved ones. Understand the Difference Between Express and Local Trains The first rookie error tourists make on the......

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5th November 2020 by Journalist On The Run

Sleeping in an Ethiopian brothel. By accident

Most of my wildest travel stories stem back to an email I received from a friend back in the summer of 2006. On this occasion, my risk-loving friend Phil had decided he was going to spend the next few days hitchhiking from Uganda to Ethiopia and suggested I quit my summer job in Ireland, and join him in Addis Ababa in 72 hours. Luckily back then I was just as reckless and impulsive as I am now, and quit my job with little to no notice. I jump on Skyscanner to find myself a cheap one-way...

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25th October 2020 by Journalist On The Run

Orlando Bloom and the Venice chocolate shop incident

Have you guys ever met your celebrity crush or idol? Nothing will ever prepare you for that moment as it’s a moment you KNOW will probably never happen. This is the real world, and we don’t just wander around bumping into Ryan Gosling in Starbucks or Zac Efron at Tesco. At least not if you come from rural Ireland where the most famous celebrity is, in fact, a dolphin.  When I was 16 years old, my friends and I met one weekend in a coffee shop in Cork discussing our celebrity crushes....