Program 454: Gaelic Sport; An Ex-Pat's Vietnam; Open Phones-European Travels
Release Date: 08-13-2016
As Ireland gears up for another All-Ireland Championship, find out how Gaelic sports reflect a distinctly Irish identity. Hear what it's like for an American travel writer to live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Also, listeners recall some of their favorite travel memories from Ireland, Italy, Croatia, and Montenegro.
- Pascal Fitzpatrick, tour guide based in County Moneghan, Ireland
- Stephen McPhilemy, hotelier and tour guide based in Dingle, Ireland and Derry, Northern Ireland
- Dave Fox, Saigon-based author of "Globejotting" (Inkwater Press)
- The Gaelic Athletic Association says it is the largest amateur sporting association in the world, and lists the qualifying teams for the next All-Ireland Irish Football championship at Croke Park in Dublin. It's also the location of the GAA museum of Irish sport.
- Pascal Fitzpatrick manages the family-run Fitzpatrick Coaches tour bus for hire company in County Monaghan.
- Stephen McPhilemy operates the Milltown House bed and breakfast on the Dingle Harbour in the Republic of Ireland, and Paddy's Palace Hostel in Dingle, Northern Ireland.
- Information about the Sapa region, in the northwest of Vietnam, and Ha Long Bay in the northeast.
- The War Remnants Museum is in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
- Dave Fox has written the book "Globejotting" for tips on writing about your travels. He also offers travel writing tours of Vietnam. Globejotting.com is his website.
- Caller Ed in Virginia enjoyed visiting Durmitor National Park in Montenegro.
- Caller Marcia enjoyed escaping the crowds of Dubrovnik for the island of Korcula.