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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Trains could be a great alternative for travelling in Europe.
Less control measures, less delays and more convenient in most times is getting more and more popular again. Of course you always have the choice between regular and fast train services, always with supplementary cost.
How much time do you need to travel from Madrid to Paris? From Rome to Berlin? From London to Brussels? Those and much more are indicated at the next graphic.
I know that may sound crazy but once you visit Delirium Cafe in Brussels,Belgium, more than 2000 bears from al over the world would be available at any moment.
So choose wise!
The current bar…or better the simplex of bars/stages entered the Guinness World Records. The reason?
“The most varieties of beer commercially available was 2,004 at Delirium Café, Brussels, Belgium
when counted on 9 January 2004”
There is also a catalogue with more than 270 pages to choose what to drink and get additional info about origin and production of the beers but pricing as well. If you wish to have a personal copy, you can request it at the bar for 5 euros.
Apart from the large beer variety, several stages and themed rooms are available for your entertainment.
Do not miss this experience if ever visit Brussels.