As I mentioned before, I hadn’t prepared a decent ‘to do’ list before we went to Dublin, but when I checked a few tourist guides quickly, there were some obvious worth-visiting attractions. I made a list of the things I enjoyed in Dublin, which I believe would be useful for you if you were to visit Dublin one day.
I like to go into the city center on Saturdays. I usually take a walk, check out some shops, take a look at the weekly programs of the concert house and theater, maybe borrow some books from the library, and then have a coffee break at a cafe. [Read more]
I have learned a very interesting story about how coffee became known and popular in Vienna. It all started in the 17th century, when coffee arrived in Vienna during the Ottoman Empire’s siege of the city (1683). People in Vienna found the coffee bean sacks left from the Ottomans, and they thought they were some kind of food for camels. [Read more]
I’d call myself a “tea person” when comparing my tea and coffee consumption. I drink coffee sometimes, maybe one cup per day, but I am not addicted. On the other hand, tea makes me calmer, every type of tea smells different, and more importantly it keeps me warm on cold winter days.
Coffee plays an important role in our daily life in Sweden. Most Swedish people drink at least a few cups of filter coffee every day. It really helps us cope with the darkness during winter. Although I was a tea person when I first moved here, I changed over time and now I can’t wake up without my morning coffee. It is not surprising to see the Nordic countries on top of the “coffee consumption per capita” lists like this one.