They say that cheese was invented by accident. Legend tells that a careless shepherd’s milk curdled, and in order to fix it he decided to add a bit of salt to the paste and mixed it thus creating the first cheese.
In most vineyards, when you visit the wineries they offer you a wine-tasting experience.
Drink Wine With an Exclusive Style
Although tasting wine is done practically the same everywhere, follow the steps they teach you at each vineyard.
Don’t Mix Aromas
It’s advisable not to wear any perfume on the day you’ll go on a wine-tasting tour. This way, external scents won’t mix with the wine’s aroma.
Buy Quality Wine
In order to identify a wine’s quality, take into account these 4 elements: the weather, the type of grape, the elaboration process and its aging time.
Offer a Special Gift
A good gift for a friend can be a bottle of wine whose production has a interesting or cultural history
Toast with Sherry
As a recommendation, follow the route of Marco de Jerez in Spain. The architecture, monuments and the history behind this route will inspire you to taste Jerez, internationally known as “Sherry”.
While the northern hemisphere goes through winter, the southern hemisphere enjoys summer. If you want to avoid the cold weather, travel south in December.
Drink Wine at a Winstub
Wine plays an important role in Strasbourg, so DINKtravelers recommends visiting winstubs, taverns where you can taste the wines of Alsace.
Enjoy a Cup of Java
Visit the great coffee grower haciendas that make Coatepec such an ideal destination for coffee lovers.
If you order a coffee after lunch and it gets cold, then you’ll know if it’s a good variety, because quality coffee tastes great even cold
Order Coffee and Chocolate
Order a coffee with dark chocolate. It enhances the taste of coffee.
Travel in Hollywood Style
Watch the film Amélie before traveling to Paris. You’ll notice that many of the scenes were filmed in Montmartre.
Get a Ride
If you’re tired of walking around Paris, a cable car will take you up to Montmartre. The journey is one minute and a half long.
Get the Best View
Enjoy the view of the Eiffel Tower from the Sacre Coeur.
Find Typical Architecture in Dijon
When you travel to Dijon, visit Hôtel Chambellan and Hôtel de Vogüé, see the wooden houses with their balconies, and find stone buildings with their famous varnished tiles. All of them portray the culture and history of Dijon.
May The Force Be With Tunisia
Travel to Matmata, in Tunisia, and visit some of the sceneries that inspired the sets in Star Wars.
Gladiator Battles in Morocco
The landscape in Morocco can be deceiving, but it’s the place you must visit to see where they created the sets for the film Gladiator.
If you walk the streets of Paris they’ll surely remind you of several scenes from Amèlie.
Enjoy Good Eats
Remember that chili pepper is frequently used in Mexican cuisine, so before you order a dish, ask your waiter whether or not it’s spicy.
Enjoy Good Eats
Try a freshly made corn tortilla filled with avocado, a pinch of salt and a few drops of hot sauce.
Beware of Cultural Perspectives!
When a Mexican says that something is “a little bit spicy” consider that it’s three times as spicy as he says.
Eat Without Worries
There’s Mexican food that’s prepared without chili, so don’t worry if you’re not used to spicy dishes and you’re traveling to this country.
Forget About Your Diet
You mustn’t forget that many Mexican dishes have a high colorie content, so prepare to gain some weight during your trip.
Eat Well and Save
Look for local markets where you can try authentic Mexican food and save.
Try Typical Dishes
Try the typical dishes at each Mexican state. You’ll be fascinated by the diverse flavors and varieties of récipes you’ll find in this country.
How to Get to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
By bus: lines 30, 31, 92, 73, 52 or 22
By subway: Lines 1, 2 or 6, Charles de Gaulle-Etoile station
In Mexico, there were types of vine that grew since before the Spanish conquerors arrived. Unfortunately, they were wild varieties so the grapes could not be used to produce wine.
Wine and Longevity
Around the world, many people believe wine makes people live longer and don’t suffer from heart issues thanks to powerful antioxidant it contains called resveratrol.
Destinos sin invierno
En la zona intertropical, entre el ecuador y el trópico de cáncer hay destinos de playa que no sufren las consecuencias del frío. Son lugares recomendables para visitar en el invierno.
Did you know that wines from Alsace are the only French Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée wines?
Coffee Making Tradition
Coffee growth and commerce since the 19th century made Coatepec a rich region that still preserves its coffee making tradition.
Coffee Trees take up to four years to reach their mature production.
Coffee arrived in Europe in the early seventeenth century. It’s said that King Louis XIV and Pope Clement III were the first to become fond of it.
In 1800 Brazil was the main coffee producer in the world.
In Colombia, a tree grows three times as fast as in Chile and nine times as fast as in Canada.
The City of A Hundred Bell Towers
Francis I called Dijon “The city of a hundred bell towers”. Among all the churches you’ll find in Dijon, only Saint-Philibert was built in Romanesque style.
Hollywood in Paris
Many movies have been filmed in Paris, almost as many as in New York.
Epic Battles in New Zealand
The ample and imposing landscapes of New Zealand have been ideal to film numerous epic films.
Nueva York tal vez sea la ciudad que más veces ha salido en filmes. Los escenarios más famosos incluyen Times Square, El Central Park, la Estatua de la Libertad y el Empire State.
The Statue of Liberty is the monument that has been destroyed more times in movies.
Neuschwanstein’s Castle has inspired countless movies and TV shows. Disney used it as an inspiration to create one of its main symbols.
Spicy but Safe
Even though habanero chili is very spicy, it’s not hard on your stomach.
Pico de gallo is a cold “sauce” or topping prepared with diced tomato, onion and Green chili. It’s not very spicy.
Sweet and Spicy
Not everything in Mexican cuisine is spicy.
Typical Mexican Dishes
In each Mexican state you’ll find different and unique typical dishes.
Most Prehispanic original recipes are vegetarian.
Etiquette in Austria
In Austria it’s impolite to put your hands under the table while eating.
Mexican food has a Prehispanic origin, so corn is its main component.
Chili pepper is a staple product in Mexican gastronomy. They say that a Mexican who doesn’t each chili is not a Mexican.
The Perfect Companion
Corn tortillas are the perfect pair for all Mexican dishes.
Mexico introduced chocolate, chili and corn to Europe.
There’s a Mexican tamal (dish) called zacahuil which weighs approximately 70 kilos. It’s prepared with chicken or pork, ancho, guajillo and morita chili, and it’s wrapped in banana leaves.
The Names on the Arc de Triomphe
The inner walls of the arch are engraved with the names of the 558 Generals of the French Empire. The names of those who died in combat appear underlined.
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