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Enjoy: free Chopin concerts laying in the park

Enjoy: free Chopin concerts laying in the park

Yes…it is for free and yes you can enjoy a concert laying at the ground or just sitting in the park. Where?

Every Sunday, Royal Łazienki Park in the heart of Warsaw, Poland, is getting crowded by dwellers and tourists waiting for famous and non famous piano artists to perform.

Next to Chopin statue and surrounded by trees, flowers and small animals it is a great escape from the weekly stress but also a life time experience for those visiting the city.

[Photo by inyourpocket.com]

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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

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.

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

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.

Thinking of travelling with train in Europe?

Corresponding times for major cities and destinations by train in Europe

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.

Source: http://www.eurail.com

Please study before ordering your beer … Delirium Cafe/Bar

Delirium Cafe , -1 level
Delirium Cafe , -1 level

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.

Delirium Cafe - Beer Catalogue

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.

Sugar City Silos – Haarlem, Amsterdam

Sugar City Silos - Haarlem, Amsterdam

Who said that old industrial premises should be abandoned?

Sugar City, just outside Amsterdam, Netherlands is an amazing transformed venue you can not miss.

Futuristic creative design and contemporary LED equipment can drag your attention especially at the night time.

Click on the image or at the next link to watch the concept behind that restoration:

Stay tuned for more treasures from Netherlands.

A must visit restaurant – Ellis gourmet burger – Antwerp

A must visit restaurant - Ellis gourmet burger - Antwerp

Could not resist of sharing this burger restaurant in the city of Antwerp. Great environment, chill out music and warm atmosphere was just perfect after a sundae afternoon walk down town.

Their impressing menu and unique creations can challenge your opinion about burger restaurants.

Feel free to visit and share your experience with us!

http://www.ellisgourmetburger.com/en

Travel photo albums / Sharing landscape photos and recall memories

Travel photo albums / Sharing landscape photos and recall memories

In a digital era is so fast and easy to capture a photograph but next minute probably we will forget all about it.

Do you ever browse your albums (digital and/analogical)?

Stay tuned and travelxolic.com will share some albums online for trips around the globe.

If you want to be part of it you can share your photo with a post and via email at travelxolic.com

Looking forward for comments/suggestions/support

Photo credit: justlilla.blogspot.be/