Enjoy: Greek Souvlaki

Enjoy: Greek Souvlaki

Souvlaki is the best-known Greek food, a word that reminds Greece as much as the Acropolis. Anyone who has visited Greece I’m sure that he has tasted the famous Greek souvlaki at least once.

Souvlaki is a popular Greek fast food consisting of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer. It may be served on the skewer for eating out of hand, in a pita roll with garnishes and sauces, or on a dinner plate, often with fried potatoes.

WHAT IS SOUVLAKI:

Souvlaki is attested in Greece since antiquity, mentioned amongst others in the works of ancient Greek famous historians and Classical writers like Aristophanes, Xenophon etc. The skewered meat, kebab-like recipe, existed as a favourite in ancient Greece at Archaic times, as the earliest references are attested in Homer. However, excavations held in Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini unearthed stone sets of barbecue for skewers used before the 17th century BC.

The first souvlaki shops in Greece appeared in Livadia in 1951.Today souvlaki is available in souvlaki grill houses and restaurants in every Greek corner. You can order it as a takeaway and of course you’ll always find it sold at canteens at street markets, on the beach, at every festival.

In central Athens, everyone knows that Monasthraki square is the home for the best souvlaki.

Republished from fruitandcake.com

150 years of modern travel: from Thomas Cook up to today…

It has been around 150 years from the time that Thomas Cook introduced the modern way of travelling. Demands, destinations, offers, means of transportation, expectations are changing from time to time, but only one thing is always the same: the customer (traveller) is always right!

Go through this great info graphic made for hotelclub.com and get to know some funny and important tips to have in mind.

What may occurs in the travel industry within the next 150 years nobody can tell for sure but interpolating the facts in the current info graphic we can conclude that lot of changes are coming.

http://www.hotelclub.com/150-years-of-travel/

Project phi : Travel is fun, lets keep it this way

Project phi : Travel is fun, lets keep it this way

I am currently working on a new project – Project f- witch I am sharing first with you.

The aim of the project is to give the opportunity to anyone to discover interesting destinations, meet new cultures and civilizations that conventional travel websites are avoiding and of course everything in a unique, creative and playful platform.

You can visit project’s ‘tease’ page and have a look of what is going to be reveal.

Why project – phi or φ? φ is 21st letter of the Greek alphabet and it is the mathematical symbol of Golden Ratio that represents the perfectionist in many aspects of nature and human aspects.

Do not get nervous… The project will deal with the calculations and you get the perfect destination. Can reveal how…but the project promises not to let you down.

PS: I am looking forward for talented partners so if travelling is your passion do not hesitate to contact me.

Open Road: World is great, anywhere!

Lets follow Roo Panes during with travel with his little car-motorbike around the globe. Every place on earth has its beauty, even thought we got used to the multinational and stereotype glamour sceneries. UK, Spain, Croatia, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa are just some of the countries that the singer is passing throw and letting us with a taste of each area.

Food maps – The new world atlas

There are a lot of different ways to represent our world in a piece of paper. But what if comes about a food map? Never heart about it? Well, think about a country and what is the most representative food/product that make it world wide known and unique…
France – Cheese & bread
Two photographers tried to figure out how some country maps may look like and the result is outstanding. The next food maps are created by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves originally were inspired by a passion for travel.  
China – Noodles

 Exploring new places through the food you eat is often a portal to the cultural complexities of that place.

In this series they have taken many of the iconic foods of countries and continents and turned them into physical maps. While we know that tomatoes originally came from the Andes in South America,  Italy has become the tomato king. 

Africa – Bananas

These maps show how food has travelled the globe – transforming and becoming a part of the cultural identity of that place. Who doesn’t know the saying “throw some shrimp on the barbie” and not think of Australia? Who goes to France without eating bread and cheese?  And who makes a Brazilian caipirinha without a fistful of limes?

India – Herbs

These maps are a playful representation of our interpretation of food from around the world, painstakingly created with real unadulterated food.  This project speaks to the universality of how food unites people, brings us together and starts conversation –  just as they hope these beautiful maps will do too.

Italy – Tomatoes

 

USA – Corn

 

UK & Ireland – Biscuits

 

Japan – Seaweed

 

New Zealand – Kiwis

Australia – Shrimps

 

Reference: http://henryhargreaves.com

Global Air Traffic, an animated infographic not to miss!

Air travelling is getting more and more popular nowadays. Technology evolution along with infrastructures makes air planes one of the safest, convenient and comfortable way or travelling. Cost cut off and introducing of low cost airlines boost the air travelling around the globe.

Watch the attached video to know some interesting facts about air travelling.

Credits to the creators of this astonishing video!

Source: rightcoulrs.com

Travelling along sunshine: UK travellers’ preferences

UK travellers along sunshine

When travelling, especially on summer time, we hope and expect to meet some good weather. A good climate and sunshine time is valuable for our physiological and psychological conditions.

A recent info graphic from airtours.co.uk reveals the committeemen for UK travellers to sunshine destinations and the persuasion of some warn and relaxing moments.

Most popular are the Mediterranean area, followed by USA.

One world, endless experiences.