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Hungarian cuisine – Paprika and goulash

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

The Hungarian language and culture has intrigued many European historians for thousands of years, partly because to the blending of Eastern influences with Western traditions and partly because of their rather unique language. However, we'll be talking a look at how traditional Hungarian cuisine is influenced by these various factors, and others.

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Traditional Swiss cuisine

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

When it comes to a country's traditional cuisine, it is impossible for it to be a perfect stand-alone entity, not influenced by surrounding influences, however when ti comes to traditional Swiss cuisine, it is a bit special in regards to the amount of regional influences that it shows from its neighbors. Because of its location on the European continent, influences from France, Germany and Italy are extremely prominent because historically speaking, Switzerland has been a farming country in which the most popular foods were cheeses, potatoes and chocolate.

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Traditional Greek cuisine

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

Modern-day Greece has the distinct honor of tracing its roots to the civilization of ancient Greece, generally seen as being the cradle of Western civilization thanks to it being the birthplace of “minor” things like democracy, Western philosophy, literature, political sciences, Western drama – both tragedies and comedies, just to name a few. However today we won't be talking about any of those, instead we'll be focusing on traditional Greek cuisine.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 0 comments

The Portuguese capital of Lisbon is a major European city which is charming and intriguing thanks to its long history, picturesque location – built on seven hills and on the coast of the ocean, and of course the architecture and all-around culture.

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The Portuguese Costa del Sol and Cascais

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 1 comment

We should start right out and say that we won't be talking about the Spanish Costa del Sol, although that is what most people think of when they hear the words: “Costa del Sol”; instead we'll be talking about the Portuguese Costa del Sol, which couldn't be more different than its Spanish counterpart.

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Nice – Capital of the French Riviera

Posted by on Apr 18, 2012 in Featured, Travel | 1 comment

The French city of Nice is the fifth-largest in the country, it is located on the French Riviera and despite it being known for the glitz and glamor of places like St. Tropez, Monaco or Cannes, there are many other interesting places alongside this part of the Mediterranean coast, Nice being the largest of them.

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