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Monuments and Political Murals of Belfast

I recently had the great pleasure to visit Belfast with my father. It was an unforgettable and unique experience, not only because trips like these can be wonderful for bonding with parents (hopefully!), but also because of Belfast’s unique history. When the Republic of Ireland gained independence from the British in 1922, after centuries of English rule,…

Ladra Flea Market in Lisbon

While in Lisbon, we stumbled upon a wonderful market for special gifts, the Ladra Flea Market. Feira da Ladra, its Spanish name, basically translates to “market of thieves.” However, what you’ll actually find is a market with exquisitely hand crafted items. There are stalls with beautiful jewelry made from recycled goods, like nespresso coffee pods…