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Heinrich Böll’s Irish Journal, first published in 1957, has arguably left the greatest impression on how Germans view Ireland. About 2 million copies of Irisches Tagebuch have been sold in German speaking countries and it is often referred to as a cult book. To this day Böll’s account of his visits to Achill Island in the mid and late 1950s still remains popular amongst German visitors to Ireland. As Fintan O’Toole explained in a recent article in the Irish Times, Böll’s depiction of Ireland as…Continue Reading “Dublin diary – A German in Ireland”

Don’t have anybody to join you on a holiday? No need to despair, there are plenty of options for solo travellers. You can book an organised group tour, look for like minded travellers on Girl Crew or just go by yourself. As Stevie Nicks sings ‘You can go your own way’. I’ve been in this position plenty of times, my friends already made other holiday plans, budgets are very different or it’s difficult to find a destination or date that suits everyone. Instead of missing…Continue Reading “Girl on tour – How to travel solo”