A Touch of Tapas & a Pint of Guinness
On some voyages there are as many memorable moments from small things as large, and this is one of those. Take yellow tram #28 to Lisbon’s Alfama and Baixa past old tiled buildings and palatial houses. Discover Pastéis de Nata (custard tarts) in Porto … and wish you hadn’t. Snack on cider and cheese in Gijon’s peaceful Jardines de Begona. Watch as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim seems to move as it captures reflections of the river. Realize as you’re looking at the Book of Kells in Dublin’s Trinity College Library that Oscar Wilde and Samuel Becket may have stood right here. For every major attraction (and there are many), a dozen other intriguing stories beg to be heard.
Dun Laoghaire (Dublin)
Isles of Scilly