Weekly Web Wanders – 05/08/2012

It’s 12pm and I’m still in my pyjamas while I watch the women’s marathon on TV – yes I’m lazy. Though I admire their determination I’m not sure I fancy running until I puke. No wait, let me re-phrase that, I don’t fancy running until I puke. So, I will continue to sit on the couch, and eat ice-cream and criticize those who don’t look as though their trying hard enough. That’s what the Olympics are all about right? I kid. Please don’t send me hate mail.

Most of my time over the past week has been spent watching too much sport on TV, including sports I would never otherwise consider watching – judo and archery, anyone? I have however, read some great articles that are worth sharing. Enjoy this week’s links!

Can hype kill famous landmarks… like Angkor Wat?

This issue is something that I have struggled with before – being completely disappointed by a great site because it had to chance of living up to the hype. I try to not play places up too much when I’m talking to others about them because one of the best parts of travel is discovering new things for yourself. I generally try to not do too much research before visiting a new place so that I don’t raise my own expectations so high that they can never be met. Have you ever been completely let down by a place that you expected to love?

The faces of Ireland, a photo essay

I love a good photo essay and Marie-Eve doesn’t disappointed with this eclectic collection of photos from around Ireland. The faces might not be quite what you’re expecting so check it out!

A Food Lover’s Tour of Rome

Food, glorious food! Italy and France are two are home to some of the best food I have ever eaten in my life and this food tour of Rome by Erin and Simon had me drooling on my couch. I have only been to Italy once but in Florence I had the best meal of my life. I can’t wait to go back someday and see if it lives up to my memory – I so hope it does!

If you want to share any great articles or blog posts you’ve come across, or written yourself, please feel free to share them in the comments below. Maybe they’ll make it into next weeks Web Wanders!


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