The title is pretty self explanatory : I was in Madrid for a few days. I take d & rsquo; a trip to Tenerife for a stopover in a friend who lives in the Spanish capital for some time.
I never travel too in Spain (except when Taking me by the hand) because I do not speak a word of & rsquo; Spanish, which makes communication a bit complicated (without being nasty, Spaniards are also gifted us French English, ie not at all). Mais is, as I do guide me no worries. I miss faraway in the pretty little streets, the parks, good shops and tapas bars. Nothing beats the premises for you to discover a city and its anecdotes.
Here are some pictures of the lovely Retiro Park, its squirrels, his magnificent palace of crystal and some sunshine.
L & rsquo; local sparkling water, more commonly known “soda water”
Go c & rsquo; left as promised, I'll still do a little bitch with my pictures from Thailand where I n & rsquo; have not really suffered monsoon, as full of & rsquo; m & Friends malicious rsquo; had wanted foaming at the mouth.
J & rsquo; d & rsquo spent; first few days in Phuket in two quite different places : d & rsquo; first Nai Yang Beach which as its name & rsquo; indicates smelled warm sand, puis Phuket Town, I like telling you anything by telling you that c & rsquo; was more like urban landscape.
The time was perfect : end of October this n & rsquo; is not yet high season, there are very few tourists, Hotels are empty, quiet and as c & rsquo streets is the end of the monsoon there is little rain (2 days on 10 went over there).
I will not repeat you lonely planet, which is full of good advice I'll let my photos speak a little, with some good addresses cross the road and tested by me at the end of ticket. (And I warn eh, I don & rsquo; & rsquo have nothing; a backpacker, j & rsquo; like the nice hotels j & rsquo;'ve taken advantage of my vacation, while being aware of what was happening in the rest of Thailand, but talk about it n & rsquo; no place on this blog, no hatred in the comments thank you).
Nai Yang beach :
And passer 2-3 days to relax. Go walking in the national park where the Thais come picnic, eating very spicy food on the beach, Kawaï buy crap in minimarkets, be doing “foot massage” for 300bat (~7€).
Phuket town :
One m & rsquo; & rsquo had not recommended; go, but I don & rsquo; have not regretted d & rsquo; being stubborn, j & rsquo; loved (and passer 2 days) : visit the old town and all its shops owls (those old toys was terrible), spending time in cafes ptits, chat with the owners, admire the old lady beetles that populate the streets, go to bookstores, buy pens kawaï, go to the spa, eating mango with sticky rice in coconut.
The addresses :
Nai Yang beach : Hotel – l & rsquo; spirit of Nai Yang, brand new, not well known, super nice rooms with the pool, j & rsquo; had to swim 80% my time.
Phuket town : Hotel – Sino house (offer -50% the raintree spa d & rsquo; next, parfait), but if I & rsquo; had known I will be gone to Phuket 346 in the heart of the old town (same rate, small and pretty suuuuper).
Remains & cafés : China Inn (found in the lonly), super good and really cute in his little backyard. Pirrera café, a nice tea room which also resto, the owners are super friendly, was chatted hours. Mac-Chiato House : Super good, and open on Sunday (ptite turkey convenient for visiting the city on a Sunday when everything is closed).
J & rsquo; had always dreamed of returning to Ireland. J & rsquo; it had gone very small but in the countryside, nothing to do so. J & rsquo; had two beautiful cities to discover.
I do not really know what m & rsquo; wait, j & rsquo; just imagine quite similar to those cities that I & rsquo; had seen in England architecture level, une culture pub & well-developed beer, and a little rain. We don & rsquo; was close, but I & rsquo; fortunately got a few surprises !
Dublin's start with if you wish.
J & rsquo; loved walking through the streets : brick buildings, Stone, all on a human scale, the gates of all colors framed by columns. So quaint ! A pleasure for my camera and I.
And then what I & rsquo; like Ireland c & rsquo; is that c & rsquo; is really a country of the & rsquo; Fall, the landscapes are beautiful, colorful parks… St Stephens Green & rsquo; s worth a stroll, There you will see a statue of & rsquo; Oscar Wilde, from Dublin.
But what I & rsquo; loved above all : le Trinity College. A kind of fantasy d & rsquo; student, j & rsquo; have dreamed my studies in such a place. We walked there the day of registrations for “society”, it m & rsquo; has proposed several thinking that I & rsquo; was proud Irish * *
J & rsquo; have quite drunk during these guiness 2 days Dublin, Day 250 requires years of this beer : We raised our glass to Sir Arthur Guinness with all the & rsquo; Ireland on 23 September : I was there !
And since we were little lucky, we were in Dublin on the evening of culture night, kind of mix of the white night & French Heritage Days. Performances in galleries, singers in bookstores, workshops & rsquo; artists and intimate concerts : a beautiful evening which again ended in a pub !
This m & rsquo; has most marked the evening c & rsquo; is the style of Irish : little dressed, not cautious for two pennies, more upscale than the London. I envy the girls, they can go out in micro skirt without fear of being called a bitch at all street corners, the guys are very friendly and it shows. I dream & rsquo; a day when we can do the same in Paris, but n & rsquo; not tomorrow the day !
Some good addresses in Dublin
Remains & Pubs :
The Globe – 11 S Great Georges St DUBLIN 2 | For a pint in a nice atmosphere.
Rick’s Burger – South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 | Perfect for a burger dripping with cheddar to 2 am leaving the Globe.
Eddie Rockets – 7 Ann St (photos above) | To make an English breakfast, and a very fat milk shake.
Ely Gastro Pub – Hanover Quay, Dublin 4 | Quite incredible place, j & rsquo; there ate the best small mashed my life :)
Cafe Novo, Westbury Hotel – 2 Grafton St | To dim dinner, excellent wines.
Question shopping, s it & rsquo; is concentrated in the district of Temple Bar and streets : Cope Street, Crown alley, Cecilia Street, Crow alley… There are plenty of cool vintage shops (Urban Outfitters and also a well hidden !)
Carousel – Exchequer St Dublin 2 | Jolie boutique vintage