Gloomy Tales from Boyne Valley

Even before I opened my eyes, I knew it was going to be a gloomy day. The morning light falling through the old, porous curtains was barely recognizable. It was October in Ireland and it had been sunny the days before, but it seemed like the clouds were taking over after all. As I walked … Continue reading “Gloomy Tales from Boyne Valley”

Photo Essay: Looking Down in Ireland

Despite how much I loved my time in Ireland last fall, I’ve written only rather little about my experiences yet. So the other day, I was going through my photos from the greater Dublin area and a few days in rural Tipperary and noticed that I apparently took quite a lot of photos with a … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Looking Down in Ireland”

Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin

Ireland has always been one of the many places on the (endless) list of countries I needed to see someday. I wanted to go for the countryside and landscapes, for the green endless lawns and steep impressive cliffs. But besides seeing a glimpse of Ireland’s amazing landscape, I found something a little unexpected: An abundance … Continue reading “Seven Free Geeky Things to Do in Dublin”

My 2013 Highlights via Instagram

I’ve done a lot of review posts this year and you might hate me for it already. Fair enough. But I love reading reviews and I also love writing them. The idea of the year ending makes me nostalgic. I like reminiscing. And honestly, I’m one of those 21st century people with the attention span … Continue reading “My 2013 Highlights via Instagram”

Around the World in Coffees: The 2013 Edition

About one year ago, I collected all my coffee photos from my previous years of travel and combined them in a photo essay called “Around the World in 80 Coffees“. This post didn’t cover the whole world, nor 80 coffees, but it presented a view of the world through the eyes someone who loves coffee … Continue reading “Around the World in Coffees: The 2013 Edition”

On Life and Blogging Lessons – My BlogHouse Ireland Experience

I didn’t know this when I started Sateless Suitcase, but the world of travel blogging is a world of many rules. There’s an uncountable amount of social media dos and don’ts as well as writing rules. One crucial writing rule is “Don’t use those cliché expressions like ‘amazing’ or ‘hidden gem’”. Obviously, I break that … Continue reading “On Life and Blogging Lessons – My BlogHouse Ireland Experience”

Photo Essay: Malahide – An Irish Castle Dream

I’m not a person who is easily impressed when it comes to castles. I mean, I love castles. How could I not? But my home country has approximately 25,000 of them, so it takes something special to catch my eye. But then Ireland happened. Ireland’s castles are defensive, eerie, and mysterious. They don’t look like … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Malahide – An Irish Castle Dream”

Photo Essay: Dublin in the Rain

You know I don’t mind a little rain while traveling in Europe: There’s rarely anything you can do against it except enjoying for the melancholic beauty it creates. I knew I would have to cope with quite a lot of rain when I booked my trip to Ireland — it has to be called The Emerald … Continue reading “Photo Essay: Dublin in the Rain”

Ireland via Instagram

Ireland. Just wow. Sorry for the lack of descriptive adjectives (I really should know better by now), but I was most definitely just wowed by this country — in the best possible way! I got back from Ireland less than 48 hours ago and already dream of going back. I pretty much expected to find … Continue reading “Ireland via Instagram”