Given Kaberi's fondness for itemization and Vik's penchant for irreverence, we thought it only appropriate to conclude this blog with a list. We hope you enjoyed the ride in pictures and in words.
4. Je Deteste Vraiment Les Francais
* 221 days * 4 continents * 23 countries * 2 Type A's
After boarding an airport express bus, we were delivered in the late afternoon to the suburb of Ballsbridge just southeast of
After a rejuvenating shower, we again focused on satiating our hunger (with the day’s frenetic travel schedule, our day’s food rations had consisted of nothing more than stale airport muffins). Consulting the Dylan’s friendly concierge, Patrick, as to the best local venue for fish and chips, we were directed to The Cellar, an upscale stone bar in the basement of the Merrion hotel. Skeptical that we weren’t being given a recommendation for a local pub, we nevertheless were swayed by Patrick’s claim that The Cellar’s chef there had won European awards for his preparation of traditional fish and chips. Patrick’s faith was soon affirmed; our meal was absolute perfection, with light, perfectly-battered fish, crisply-fried chips and a tall glass of chilled cider. As we toasted our first night in
As Kaberi turned in for the night, Vik migrated to he lobby library for an 8:30 p.m. EST (1:30 a.m. local time) live fantasy football draft. Settled in the swankiest of surroundings with urban hipsters walking past, Vik matched wits with his Stanford buddies at the start of yet another football season.
Atypically-clear blue skies greeted us the next morning and Kaberi ushered a groggy Vik as quickly out the door as possible. We first walked across the street for a heart breakfast of French toast and scrambled eggs at The Espresso Bar. Fully fueled, we then made our way down
Reemerging to newly-overcast skies, we strolled down
At this point, Vik’s late night caught up with him and he begged off for a nap. In the meantime, Kaberi retraced her steps down
A few hours later, we arranged to have a much-anticipated dinner at The Tea Room, the trendy restaurant of the
The following morning, we spent hours on-line struggling to secure accommodation in
Setting our sights once again on
That evening, we attended
On our last day in town, we used the precious remaining hours to locate a pub in the