General · Travel

Are You a Dark Tourist? 23 Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.

Are you a dark tourist? What is dark tourism? Here at Flying Fluskey we most certainly are dark tourists! That is why we are sharing (what we think are) the best dark tourism sights around the world. But first: What is Dark Tourism? Dom Joly, in 2011, published a book called ‘The Dark Tourist: Sightseeing… Continue reading Are You a Dark Tourist? 23 Best Dark Tourism Sights Around the World.

General · Travel

Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore

Have you ever been on a cruise? I am going to be honest, we haven’t. That is, unless you count a two day boat trip around Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and the odd boaty border crossing. It has just never appealed. I can see the joys of travelling the Nile or the Norwegian fjords… Continue reading Beyond the Port – Five Top Cruise Ports To Explore

Europe · Travel

Rome, Italy Part 2 –  Coins, The Colosseum and Cutting Queues.   

To catch up on the story of our visit to Rome, click here . Day two of our three day stop in Italy and we set out for some more Rome-based shenanigans. THE JOURNEY INTO ROME Morning saw us waiting on a sun-drenched platform, waiting for the local train into Rome. The station itself was very unkempt,… Continue reading Rome, Italy Part 2 –  Coins, The Colosseum and Cutting Queues.   

Europe · Travel

Rome, Italy Part 1 – Popes, Paintings and Parents 

Getting into Rome Ciampino is Rome’s second airport and it lies 7.5 miles South of the city. To reach the centre, jump aboard the E1 bus which takes you to a train station, from which you can travel into Rome’s main train station. For once, however,  we had somebody coming to meet us. Andrew, our… Continue reading Rome, Italy Part 1 – Popes, Paintings and Parents 

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Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

The best thing about having a birthday on 1st February is the chance to run away and celebrate with a cheap, off-season holiday. Ryanair’s January sale usually throws up some good deals and for my 20th birthday, I snagged a return to Venice for £10. OK, so it was to the small Treviso Airport rather than the… Continue reading Venice, Italy – Pigeons, Pasta and Pleasantly Striped Poles

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Sorrento, Italy – Views, Volcanoes and Very Bad Sunburn

First a quick disclaimer: Sorry that I have either no photos or poor quality ones for the next few posts. It was the olden days. The Tour At the age of twelve, and with a couple of family holidays to Spain under our belts, my family (minus one brother) headed off to Italy. The Parratts (my… Continue reading Sorrento, Italy – Views, Volcanoes and Very Bad Sunburn