Like this ancient ruin. They have the world convinced that if you hang upside down out a hole in the parapet and kiss a stone you will get the gift of the gab.
You are more likely to get Covid-19 these days.
Or am I just being a grumpy old curmudgeon.
But you have to say it’s one of the most successful tourist gimmicks around.
I thought the grounds alone were a good enough reason to visit the site.
My wife did the whole kiss-the-stone-thing. But given that she is of 100% Irish extraction there’s no surprise there.
I demurred. If only because the last thing the world needs is to make me even more loquacious than genetics ensured.… Read more