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Hey, I’m Mel!

Ireland · Member since October 2012
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I currently live on the beautiful island of Ireland. My passion is cultural connections and I achieve that through travel. I travel every couple of months in-between work. Sometimes short trips,others longer. I tend to go abroad, but realised I had taken Ireland for granted,so am upping my travel list to include Ireland. My travel highlights have been S.E Asia,namely Vietnam being my favourite country. I also love love Italy and go there when I can. I could go on, but I guess you get my drift... If only Airbnb had a travel forum, to link in with others and become travel buddies, the best people and most diverse in my life, I met them whilst travelling!
I love all things old and vintage, so any old destination with architecture of a different era rock my boat. It also applies to design, very often I am found on Airbnb salivating at peoples' home designs for inspiration. I love the thought of up-cycling and making old things new again, and this comes across in some of the quirky homes found here on Airbnb,hotels don't tend to have that. I also enjoy the personal touch of being hosted in someone's home, everybody likes to feel the comfort of home when they are away. Not to mention, most hosts will know the corners of their city and will have the best travel advice. I am a keen foodie as well, it’s one of the best ways to connect with people over a meal, especially eating where the locals eat, and any host on Airbnb is sure to know such corners.