Lisbon in February

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   I have just returned to Ireland after a few days in Lisbon. Lisbon strikes me as an aspirational city with a deep past. TheContinue reading “Lisbon in February”

A history of the railway in Ireland

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) I love trains. I think they are beautiful. They seem to both rumble and ghost across the countryside. Travel is both luxurious and communal. TheyContinue reading “A history of the railway in Ireland”

A cup of tea in Ireland

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase)   The cup of tea is an Irish institution. Of course all cultures have tea ceremonies. The Japanese have their elaborate, intricate ritual of precisionContinue reading “A cup of tea in Ireland”