One of my biggest travel recommendations? Go to the weekend markets. It’s probably one of my favorite things to poke around and do in each city. You really get a feel for the local wares and food. There’s always a good hustle and bustle about them, and you often find locals shopping for fresh produce and cheese.
Bryce and I shopped about and tried any and every sample we could get our hands on. We tried some fudge (which we bought), some curry dips, and very lovely cheeses.
Side note – after all of this traveling, you’d think I’d be cultured (pun intended) on various cheeses, but I’m really not. I’d love to take some sort of Cheese Appreciation class where I can learn about the different kinds of cheeses and what I like. Like wine tasting but for cheese. That’s a thing, right?
We eventually settled on a spicy Mexican chicken burrito for lunch and listened to live music playing in the middle of the stalls. A little bit of Fleetwood Mac, and I’m a happy camper.
We then headed over to Marks and Spencer where Bryce exchanged his euros into pounds (Northern Ireland is a part of the UK thus the pound). They had their Christmas decorations up for sell, so we poked around that department for a little bit. In theory I like the idea of spending Christmas in the southern hemisphere, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to miss a cold Christmas.
After having that fabulous hot chocolate a few days ago, I really wanted some more. We stopped off at this fancy chocolate store that also sold hot chocolate, and oh my gosh. Death by chocolate. I basically went into a food coma for the rest of the day.