White sheep, green hills and brown beer: Welcome to Ireland!
Ireland has been through battles, crises and war, the Irish know what it means to live through hard times. The great famine is far behind, the tensions have eased, Dublin is breathing, so you are likely to feel like that when you first arrive here.
Dia duit, is mise Christine, is mise Fraincis, is deas liom bualadh leat! Hello Ireland!
The Irish are brave, they don’t wear coats in winter
That’s what it means to be Irish. A real Irishman miite is not afraid of the cold in winter.
Do you speak English ? In Ireland it can help, but only a little
It’s the accent. It’s the hell.
Because if I record one word in ten, the worst thing is that they speak very, very quickly and super-cooooool. No matter how old they are, the Irish have a very relaxed way of speaking. It’s like they’ve known you a long time even, if you just ask where the toilet is.
That’s what being Irish is about, being cool with everybody and under any circumstances.
There’s a unique library in Dublin that’s worth the travel alone
Dublin hides a real treasure: one of the most beautiful libraries in the world
Inside Trinity College, founded in 1592, this illustrious building still welcomes students from home and abroad. The walls have seen Samuel Beckett, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s father, and even Bram Stoker, Dracula’s father, but there are far too many to mention them all.
What is in the great library that lets us fight against gusts of wind that would depilate the wool of the sheepsback ? The Book of Kells. Yeah!
It is also what it means to be Irish, to have an ounce of that heritage somewhere in your genes, or the pride of having protected it for centuries.
Culture is for scholars, but beer in Dublin is for everyone!
You cannot miss the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. There the ignorant will learn what beer means. The visit follows the production process, and the closer you get to the final product, the higher you climb the steps. At the end you will enjoy the mythical beer on top of the Guinness Tower, which dominates the city.
This is what it means to be Irish, a real Irishman! Knowing where the emblematic beer of your country comes from and drinking Guinness with friends in a pub.
Around Dublin, the travel goes into the green Irish countryside and some cute, but not bewitched, castle
What about the Irish in all this?
They are all red like foxes and white like milk bottles, with freckles on their faces. They are also all without exception shaped like wild Vikings (and they grunt too).
Go raibh maith agat, slán a fhágáil, a fheiceann tú go luath!
Next travel: lets discover England!
England is a country of contrasts. Styles, monuments, characters, personalities mix, everything collides and complements the sound of rock and canon. Good morning England!