Dublin is a city full of history and charm most often associated with drinking beer, having fun with friends and exploring the sights around the capital city. With an architectural skyline that weaves in the new and the old world, you will find this little valley town to be modern and welcoming. Between the buses, […]
Tag: Game of Thrones
Game of Love?
Let’s face it, with book 6 deeply frozen in the mind and musings of George R. R. Martin, there is nothing to go on but J = L + R. The problem though is not that HBO had to bring Ice and Fire together, twice (Jon and Dany count as well), but you had to […]
It was not intentional but we had been eyeing going to Ireland for a few decades and couldn’t resist tying the trip to the Game of Thrones season finale. Filmed in the lush forests and unique castles of the Emerald Isle, there are several fan tours that take you to Winterfell, the Iron Islands, and […]
I get it. This season was about love, won and lost: Jamie and Cersei, and Tyrion. Dany and Jorah. Dany and Jon. Ellaria and the Sand Snakes, with a little throwback to Oberyn. Olenna and Margery. Sansa and Arya and Bran. Rhaegar and Lyanna and Ned and Robert Baratheon. Lysa, Catelyn and Little Finger. Thormund […]
Is Westeros Macondo?
Those unaware or not familiar with the story of Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude), writen by Gabriel García Márquez, may think George R. R. Martin is breaking ground when writing into the main plot line incestuous relationships. In Macondo, the protagonists are from a long line of Buendías whose adventures and […]
The world of Westeros and the fourteen seas is unique in nature. Whatever occurs in that world is guided by a few misunderstood or overlooked principles. To be able to introduce magic, dragons and the undead, George R.R. Martin had to forgo traditional concepts, which was easier to do by using a medieval setting for […]
George R. R. Martin promised the readers that by the end of the books you would be in the middle of a war torn decimated land full of tombstones. It comes as no surprise that as season six winds down, the kill-o-meter is going haywire. Early on I realized that falling in love with a […]
For many years, fans of A Song of Ice and Fire have been patiently waiting to read how the story of Westeros and the game of thrones plays out. George R. R. Martin wrote book one back in 1996 and if it wasn’t for the acclaim of the HBO adaptation of his work, those original […]
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