Dublin • Irish Folklore At Its Best

You can now read this travel tip on Tiplr.com or download the Tiplr travel app Dublin, like all capital cities, has lots of exciting attractions to keep you occupied and perhaps one of its least well known but the most creative is the National Leprechaun Museum. “Museum” is perhaps a slightly misleading way of describing this…

Papirøen • Copenhagen Street Food

Whenever I visit somewhere food is always at the top of my agenda, but sometimes exploring can get in the way of regular meal times so I am a huge fan of street food and Copenhagen has perhaps the best food market I’ve visited. Located on Papirøen (Paper Island) is a warehouse full of stalls selling street food…

Dublin • The Blind Pig

  When you think of Dublin you think more of rowdy pubs spilling their beer-swilling customers onto the cobbles than you do secret drinking dens. However, The Blind Pig is a speakeasy tucked away underneath an Italian restaurant in central Dublin and is a far cry from the bursting-at-the-seams pubs found in Temple Bar. The…

Santa Clara, Cuba • Come for Che, Stay for a Cristal

Santa Clara is Cuba’s 5th largest city but other than the mausoleum of Che Guevara there really isn’t much else to see and do, I was there for less than 24 hours and that was more than enough time. It lacks the charm of Havana and has very little by way of tourist attractions and…

Havana, Cuba • Casa Pablo y Lidia

Accommodation while travelling around Cuba is definitely a unique experience, as I’ve mentioned in previous tips, hostels don’t really exist and the hotels are a bit pricey, so casa particulars are the only real option for travellers. Yes, it’s slightly awkward at first when you realise you are staying in someone’s spare room but that…

Copenhagen, Denmark • The Lonely Mermaid

One of Copenhagen’s top attractions is The Little Mermaid statue at Langelinje pier. Hans Christian Anderson’s heroine has now occupied the rock for over 100 years, entertaining around one million visitors a year. She sits on the rock, gazing out across the harbour, just as beautiful as Disney’s interpretation. However, a much more interesting and…

Cuba • Five Star Pools

Most hotels in Cuba are fairly old, fairly grand, and fairly pricey. Harking back to the golden days of Cuban tourism in the early 20th century the hotels are beautiful, if not in need of a bit of TLC. Costing around 100 CUC (£76) a night this seems a bit steep for the average traveller;…

Cuba • Getting Around the Island

Cuba, famous for cigars, communism and classic cars… but unfortunately not public transport. It’s perhaps the most interesting of all the Caribbean islands and subsequently there’s a lot to explore. And if you like cramming in as much exploration as possible, there’s only one way to do it. Trains do exist; at least I’m told they do….