The Republic of Ireland’s capital, Dublin, was once the 2nd city of the British Empire. Small as it is for a European capital, Dublin is remarkably cosmopolitan. Native Dubliners, born between the canals, share pints with people from all corners of the globe.
Pubs, parks, and ramparts define Dublin’s urban landscape. Difficult as it may be, it is possible to cross from one side of the city to the other without passing one of Dublin’s 1,000 pubs – a trip that takes about thirty minutes by bike on some of the city’s 120 miles of cycle lanes.