John Dwyer

John Dwyer is a travel writer and blogger. His first book High Road to Tibet: Travels in China, Tibet, Nepal and India became an Amazon best-seller. His latest book Klondike House: Memories of an Irish Country Childhood recalls his years growing up on a rural farm in Ireland.

rss feed Facebook Twitter Pinterest YouTube Author's Website

John Dwyer's Latest Posts

Belem – Sweet Treats and Historic Fleets in Lisbon

Belem – Sweet Treats and Historic Fleets in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

It was my last full day in Lisbon so I planned to spend it in Belem. I took the tram from the city centre directly to Belem. Unlike the old train stock I had been enjoying during the week, this was modern and fast. Visited the fantastic Jerónimos Monastery with its amazing architecture. It took […]

Continue Reading

Awkrick Tour – A Great Walking Tour in Lisbon

Awkrick Tour – A Great Walking Tour in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

I met Awkrick at the salsa night out and he promised to take me on a walking tour of Lisbon, showing me the authentic parts of the city. Awkrick was from Belgium but had lived in Lisbon for over eight years and knew the city secrets. We met at the Praça Luís de Camões, a […]

Continue Reading

Riding the Number 28 Tram in Lisbon

Riding the Number 28 Tram in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After a great but late night out in Lisbon, I felt pretty rough the following morning, which may explain why I left my room door open after going to the shower. The bloody cats got in and I couldn’t get them out. Trying to get Lua (now called Lunatic) out, she scratched me badly enough […]

Continue Reading

Enjoy Salsa in Lisbon

Enjoy Salsa in Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

During my time in Lisbon, I wanted to meet some new people and make some friends. At my AirBnB, Sofia told me about salsa classes happening in a place called BUS Culture, a kind of club or association with a bar. At least I’d know her, whatever about doing any salsa dancing. I killed some […]

Continue Reading

Explore Old Alfama – Lisbon’s Historic Neighbourhood

Explore Old Alfama – Lisbon’s Historic Neighbourhood

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After exploring the Graca neighbourhood, I braved the heavy rain until I reached another old neighbourhood of Alfama and its warren of narrow streets and alleys. This is one of the oldest parts of Lisbon and remained largely intact after the earthquake of 1755 that destroyed most of the city. A dense network of narrow […]

Continue Reading

Graca – The ideal neighbourhood for your Lisbon Stay

Graca – The ideal neighbourhood for your Lisbon Stay

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

After arriving in Lisbon, I was excited to see as much of this city as possible so I was up early the following morning to do some exploring. I left the apartment and ascended the steep hill towards Graça, an old Lisbon neighbourhood perched on a hill above the city. The narrow lanes are cobbled […]

Continue Reading

Welcome to Beautiful Lisbon

Welcome to Beautiful Lisbon

| August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

I arrived in Lisbon on a flight from Dublin. The airport is connected to the city via the underground. It was punctual, clean and efficient and my stop at Martim Moniz. Once I got out at street level, I saw the open expanse of Martim Moniz square, glistening with rain. Rain! Not exactly what I […]

Continue Reading

Dervla Murphy, My Hero

Dervla Murphy, My Hero

| May 30, 2022 | 1 Comment

Today I heard the sad news of the passing of Dervla Murphy. She was Ireland’s foremost travel writer and an inspiration for my own travel writing. Her book Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle started my love of travel writing. Her words carried me along with her epic adventure where she encountered rich […]

Continue Reading

Invictus – Nelson Mandela’s Greatest Victory

Invictus – Nelson Mandela’s Greatest Victory

| January 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Nelson Mandela used the poem Invictus to help conquer hate.

Continue Reading

The Greenway Man – Bike Hire on the Waterford Greenway

The Greenway Man – Bike Hire on the Waterford Greenway

| January 13, 2022 | 2 Comments

John Dwyer searches for the best bike hire on the Waterford Greenway, close to the main attractions and suitable for young kids. The Greenway Man had all the answers.

Continue Reading