Irish Pubs on the Road 4

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There is an Irish pub in about every city in the world. And I’ve been to most of them. In Cuzco, Peru, I supposedly went to the “highest” Irish pub in the world. Had a pint in Istanbul. And a few other spots. Sometimes there is no substitute for a good Guinness on the road.

And speaking of which, I’ve had a pint or two in Rosie’s, here in Napier, New Zealand this week and absolutely loved the Guinness poster that was up on the wall there. Supposedly the first national ad for the best beer in the world. The Daily Chronicle from Feb. 7, 1929. And I quote:

Its Health Giving Value
Guinness builds strong muscles. It enriches the blood. Doctors affirm that Guinness is a valuable restorative after Influenza or other weakening illnesses.

Its Nourishing Properties
Guinness is one of the most nourishing beverages, richer in carbo-hydrates than a glass of milk. That is one reason why it is so good when people are tired or exhausted. Guinness is good for you.”

Why yes. Yes, it is. God Bless the Irish.

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About Michael Hodson

I’m an attorney that took off on my birthday in December of 2008 to circumnavigate the globe without ever getting on an airplane. After 16 months, 6 continents and 44 countries, I made it all the way back home. Right now, I am back on the road writing about it all.

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