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Travelling with friends

Travelling alone, has become increasingly popular over the years, especially for students and young adults. Which is obvious, as travelling alone helps you develop certain skills, like being independent, and gives you a getaway from a student’s hectic life. However, despite all this, travelling alone cannot really compare to travelling with a friend or a group of friends. Travelling with friends, is usually much more exciting than travelling on your own. Even before the trip even starts, you friends are eager to leave, especially when you start talking about ideas regarding what to do, which results in planning becomes more exciting. Since more people are involved, things to do become more diverse as usually, different people come up with different things, and introduce you to activities that you would have never thought of trying alone, that could end up becoming a hobby of yours. Travelling with a big group of […]

The Mediterranean cuisine, although the concept it relatively new, it nevertheless, has a vast history, and is becoming increasingly popular all around the world. Mediterranean cuisine, unlike other traditional cuisines, doesn’t only refer to one country, culture or ethnicity however, refers to the region of countries one can find in the south of Europe; near the Mediterranean Sea. This cuisine is the result of globalisation; multiple cultures exchanging and introducing products to different cultures, like spices or herbs, causing them to be distributed, and influence different cultures all around the Mediterranean. Furthermore, many countries near and surrounding the Mediterranean having direct contact, this would cause the governments of different nationalities to over throw each other, which would lead to the cultures and traditions of the winning government, to mix with the traditions and cultures of original people from the respective country. The Mediterranean climate; warm summers, wet winters, also encouraged […]

The exact origins of ice-cream to this day is still unknown, referring to both the date, and period it was created and the inventor of the first types of ice-cream. However, even though the exact origins of ice-cream may not be possible to discover, there is still a vast and complicated history to how this dairy product ended up as being produced as it is and how it became so popular among the public. The first records one can find of ice-cream is around the 5th century B.C.  the first records one can find, on some sort of product which can be linked to the ice cream of today is; snow or ice, mixed with honey and fruits, which is thought to be created by the Greeks. Many were influenced by this frozen luxury, including the Romans and Chinese, who took this recipe and made it their own. The Romans […]

The History of Pizza

  Pizza did not originate in the country for which it now famous. Yes, Iike many people, I always thought that Pizza originated in Italy. The origin of the word pizza is debatable. It is Italian for ‘pie’ and may have come from Latin ‘pitch’ or Greek ‘pitta’. However, the history of pizza goes a long way. The roots for Pizza were originally laid by the Greeks who first baked large, round and flat breads which they covered with oils, herbs and cheese. The first major change in the pizza was the use of tomato as a topping. While it is difficult to pinpoint who invented the Pizza, it is generally accepted that modern pizza was first made by baker Raffaele Esposito of Naples. Legend has it that the most typical Pizza, Pizza Margherita, was invented in 1889 in honour of Queen Margherita. Around 1889, Queen Margherita, accompanied by her […]

With peak travel season around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your vacation. Planning ahead means reducing any unnecessary expenses while increasing opportunities. If you would like to travel more often without going over your budget I suggest you continue reading. No matter where you’re going, there are several ways to cut expenses and enjoy your well- deserved vacation. What if I told you that with some planning instead of going on one holiday, you can go twice a year with the same amount of money? Sounds awesome right? I often encounter people who say they love to travel but find it very expensive. I am sorry to break it to you, but you have been doing it wrong all along. From booking flights to exclusive dinners, find out how you can save cash while still making the most out of the holiday you desire. Use […]

Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Raise your hand if you are a wine lover. Learning about wine is like learning about space: once your start, there’s no end in sight. Learning about wine is an exhilarating experience, full of new tastes, new regions and meeting people with similar interests. Wine tastings are the ideal events to give wine enthusiasts the chance to try a variety  of wines. The events vary, some can be like classes (formal events), or they can be more like parties (informal gatherings). The participants at wine tasting are more likely to possess various levels of knowledge. At wine tastings you can learn from other participants, as well as make new friends who share your interest of wine. But one of the nicest things about wine tasting event is that you can taste wine in the company of some individuals who are more experienced than you. Tuscany is like an outstanding bottle […]

Aperitivo time

If you read my blog on a regular basis I am sure that you noticed that I am deeply and madly in love with Italian food. My love affair with Italian food began approximately 15 years ago when I visited Italy for the first time. I have to be honest and admit that it was love at first sight! During my first visit I met a girl working at a restaurant and we immediately became friends. After three years of sending letters and sharing a lot of secrets she invited me to stay with her family. During this month long visit, I had the opportunity to learn the basics of Italian cuisine. We also got the opportunity to travel extensively and try a lot of different regional cuisines. The essence of Italian cooking is simplicity. The important thing is to use the freshest seasonal ingredients possible and then use basic […]

Love Food? Visit Spain!

Spain is famous for a lot of things such as flamenco, football, beautiful beaches, Spanish language, siestas, vibrant nightlife, but it is very well known for its mouthwatering food. The Spanish cuisine has its own charm, diversity and combination of tastes. In 2010, La Caixa conducted an economic study and reported that in Spain there is a ratio of one bar or restaurant for every 129 Spaniards. From this study it becomes very clear that food and drink are part and parcel of the Spanish Culture. Spanish food may be amongst the most diverse and interesting in the world. Spanish cuisine as opposed to other cuisines in Europe is highly influenced by regional cuisines and historical processes that shaped culture and society in those particular regions. Even before the Romans, Spain has received a lot of influence from many cultures and regions and its gastronomy developed throughout the years with […]

I like to think about Italy as the food capital of the world. Some might not agree (I think Italian are with me on this) but this does not change the fact that millions of people visit Italy year after year to satisfy their food needs. I have to admit that Italian food is something I am very passionate about so you might find this article a bit biased, I about this in advance. There are a number of reasons why Italian food is the best in my opinion. The first distinctive feature that best describes Italian food is quality: quality of the ingredients, quality of the production process and the quality of the food display. The food prepared is made with fresh and natural ingredients. This enhances both the taste and flavor of the food. Ingredients such as oil, mozzarella, vegetables and any other product are produced according to […]

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