It has been a long while since I have posted on The 3 Star Traveler, but that is about to change!
After a site transfer it is back up and running. New travel posts will be coming soon!
Although the week of love has passed, the Valentine’s Day holiday had me thinking – what do I love about travel? A post on all those things would last for days, so I narrowed my focus.
With two googly-eyed pugs staring at me as I pondered my love of travel, I immediately thought of all the animals we’ve seen along the way. So this post is devoted to my love of animals around the world. There are plenty more I’d like to (safely) encounter, but this is a good start.
Capybara in Curitiba-PR, Brasil
We’ve had the pleasure of traveling to Ireland several times and one of my favorite things remains the Irish food markets we’ve explored around the country.
Ireland didn’t draw me in with food; it was the scenery I wanted to see. But after multiple trips, I’ve learned that when it comes to all things culinary, this is a country that is not restricted by its small size.
Despite the confines of an island, the Irish make the most of resources. Cheeses, breads, and seafood; you will find few places in this world with better offerings. Foods not grown there can be found in markets as well, and they are the best imports available; cherries from Italy, plums from France, and chocolates from Belgium.
If it weren’t for my husband tugging my arm as a gentle reminder that there are other sights to see; I’d spend the whole day in an Irish market. Should that opportunity arise, here are a few I’d choose.