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Barcelona is without question one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is on the water and is the capital of Catalonia and Spain’s second largest city. Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the …

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With its great hospitality and hot springs that lie under ground Bad Hofgastein is both a summer and winter destination. Hill walkers flock in summer and skiers in winter. Its not the highest resort in the area so late in …

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Oakhurst is one of my favourite hangouts in lets say Atlanta but its actually Decatur.

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I came back to Ireland in the middle of my American road trip to sort out some loose ends.  Enevitably I got delayed so I need a project.  I’m not arty in any way and I have very little patience …

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Tax – Irelands way to rob us blind

Ireland is so much more than green fields and wet cloudy summers.  We are taxed to an inch of our life and get nothing in return.  We pay as much as the Scandinavian countries yet they have the best services …

 

Austin Texas USA

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Overseas a lot of trivia quizzes ask the question “what is the capital of Texas”? you would be surprised how many get it wrong.  Austin is the state capital and is also the 2nd largest state capital in the US. …

 

Smithville, TX, USA – “Heart of the Megalopolis”

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Nestled off the highway 42 miles outside of Austin between Austin, San Antonio, Houston & Bryan/College Station lies a little town called Smithville which I found completely by accident due to a headache.  It is located in historic central Texas, and is one of …

 

Rodeo Houston – Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called Rodeo Houston or abbreviated HLSR, is the world’s largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition. It also includes one of the richest regular-season rodeo events. It is considered Houston‘s signature event.  With attendances at over 2.5 million you can …

 

Houston Texas USA

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Strip clubs, plastic surgery, blondes, tanned bodies, tanning booths, cheap dry cleaning, cheap beer, cold beer, no state tax, hot, sticky, humid, traffic, Mexican Food, hot sauce, Mexican people, guns, the death penalty, Republicans, George Bush, Oil, football, country music, rodeo, cowboys, cheap housing, cheap fuel, Ice houses, Road Houses and great shopping. That’s what I think of when I think of Houston.

 

Madrid

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We arrived in Madrid on a warm November day.  A bunch of my friends go away together for a weekend in Europe every November, its a tradition now, no kids and a different city for the last 12 years.  This …