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Fishtails04's Traveler Profile

I have traveled to 55 countries, posted 4,353 pictures and written 267 entries in 12 travel blogs
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Sligo (adopted hometown),
Ireland Flag of Ireland
Member Since
Mar 11, 2007

About Fishtails04

Teacher... I like the holiday allowance. But have also been a travel writer, travel agent, life model, chambermaid, sales assistant, bartender, waitress, store manager. traffic counter...
Favourite music
Lots... Irish traditional, Latin, blues, 80s, opera, 'world', folk...
In my mum's house
Favourite movie
Like Water for Chocolate, West Side Story, and Of Love and Shadows
English, Spanish, Irish, some Portuguese, some French
Favourite quote
"You are only young once but you can remain immature indefinitely" - Ogden Nash. "I have an insatiable greedinesse of seeing strange countries, which exercise is indeed the queene of all pleasures in the world." Tom Coryat, 1608.
Interests and hobbies
Travel, playing music, hiking/trekking, good food/wine/beer.
One thing I want to do before I die
There are far too many to limit to just one!
Favourite book
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
My friends describe me as
Depends which friends you ask!
The most amazing moment in my life so far
My first time scuba diving in the tropics, watching the first sun rise of a new year from a Japanese mountain top, getting trapped in a Tibetan village by an avalanche, being pecked by penguins in Antarctica, but best was reaching Everest Base Camp.

Recent Entries by Fishtails04

  • Underwhelmed in Amsterdam - Dec 23, 2014

    Amsterdam is a fantastic city to visit.  If you want to get stoned or drunk with a group of mates and block the streets at night.   Or if you don't mind paying for a shag and are willing ...

  • Though I would have preferred a leisurely train ride northwest, a flight was the only way to include Berlin in my itinerary given my limited timeframe, and so I found myself onbo...

  • Arriving at Keleti Station in Budapest, I felt I had come much further than the 3 hour train ride from Vienna. As I left the pension at 6 am, enroute to catch the train east, V...

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