POST 131 (03 through 10 November 2013)
HISTORY OF THE IRISH COFFEE
To me, Dublin is a wonderful and mysterious city, a city far away from us, geographically and very close to us thanks to what are already familiar to us: Irish Pub, Irish Cream, Irish Coffee, St Patrick Parade, Celtic music, and so on. Also some vague notions on the Celtic culture, the Gaelic language, the Ogham stones could help our imagination think of the mystical side of Ireland and dream of a visit to this island.
My first visit to Dublin dates back to about fifteen years ago, just after my visit at Oxford when my friend professor Kevin Sharpe, suggested me to make a visit to Trinity College.
Two days later I landed on Dublin and it was a rainy day.
This time, Autumn 2012, I came from Canada to Dublin by bus! Of course via Belfast and on a sunny day. The first thing I did was not going to Trinity College. Instead I made a stop at a famous coffee shop and enjoyed a strong Irish coffee while reading a History of Irish coffee. As you can read on one of the attached pictures, Irish coffee was born thanks to a group of American tourists in a stormy day!
In this post I am glad to share with you some pictures of this wonderful city. Really Dublin is a magical place.
Charles Phan Hoang (02 November 2013)
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