Autor: Jimena González Sanz.
Welcome everybody to the English section of this magazine. I want to send you all a message of support and encouragement to you. It is true we are now in a new phase and probably you have started going out, practice outdoor activities, enjoying the sun! But it is true that by the time you will be reading these lines we might have been over two months at home and you probably would not like to spend any more, so I cannot but remind you to follow all the security indications provided related to protection as the danger is still out there.
My proposal today is to provide you some fanciful facts about Dublin, the capital of Ireland . If the borders open and we are allowed to travel again I strongly recommend visiting this amazing city.
It is not a very big city so you can take a stroll and enjoy it while you enjoy the sights. It has the youngest population in the entire Europe, around 50% of its population is under 25.
When you will be there, you cannot forget seeing O´Conell Bridge over the Liffey river, which is famous because its length and width are the same!
You can find the oldest pub of all Ireland here it is the Brazen Head it dates from 1198! Here you can enjoy delicious dishes while you listen to musisc or a storyteller.
In Dublin is the trinity College , the university where many famous people graduated like Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker or Johnatan Swift.
If you love shopping go through Grafton Street and then to Stephen’s Green Centre where you can grab something for lunch and then go to Saint Stephen’s Green the park next to it where you can rest while you eat laying in the grass. I strongly recommend visiting the temple bar not only at night but on Saturday because you can find the ‘Cow’s Lane Market’ a fashion and design market which takes place on Cow’s Lane.
There is also another place to visit the Bronze statue of Mary Mallone ,in Suffolk St, a fictional fishmonger, the star of a well-known Irish song.
To travel to Dublin you can find cheap flight in many airlines (like Ryanair which is from here but not my choice!), but you can also go by ferry.
Will it be your next destination? Hope it will be but in the meantime please, keep a high spirit for you and the ones you live with. BW.