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7 Spanish Foods You Must Try

You are invited to a well-served Spanish table with us, take a sit, ¡por favor! We should warn you now because these delicious Spanish foods will make your stomach growling.

Spanish cuisine continues to be popular worldwide. Although, the ‘Spanish cuisine’ does not actually exist; each Spanish region has developed its own dishes and unique products. Spanish food culture is different from English food culture. Spanish people eat main courses twice a day and their breakfasts usually contain fruit, sweet food, and black coffee. However, the food culture differs per region.

The Spanish traditional dishes are described as appetising and simple to prepare. Many tourists visit Spain, not just to experience the culture and enjoy its beautiful landscapes, but also to taste some traditional Spanish dishes.

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Best Holiday Destinations in Turkey

The point where the East meets the West, the richness of culture, history with a landscape that encompassing beaches and soaring mountains, Turkey has a role as a gateway between Europe and Asia for thousands of years.

Thanks to its great climate, Turkey has been a popular holiday destination during summer. Whether you are looking for a crowded holiday or a peaceful one; to decide where to go in Turkey will not be easy!
(ps: I suppose, I don’t need to mention how you fill your tummy during your visit with delicious Turkish foods.)

Let’s have a look at treasures to help you to draw your vacation route.
 

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An increasing desire for British to buy property in Spain

Property Guides have recently conducted research around the increasing desire for Brits to buy property in sunny Spain.

The company surveyed 2,800 participants to find out why Spain is such a desirable destination and if the latest UK issues (such as Brexit and Covid-19) have affected their reasons for buying property abroad.

The survey revealed:

  • 60% of participants want to buy a property in Spain by the end of next summer
  • When asked what represents their dream life in Spain, 73% of people said they want a healthier lifestyle, 64% want a happy retirement and 49% want a new adventure.
  • 61% of participants said they desire a detached villa and would be willing to spend over £125,000.
  • While 61% of respondents claimed to know they can keep their EU rights to residence and healthcare if buying a property in Spain before the end of the Brexit transition period, 66% are not concerned about Brexit when considering buying a property in Spain.
  • More than 90% already have the savings or assets they need.

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Simple Homemade Bread Recipe (only 4 ingredients)

During this period, people spend more time in the kitchen and try to cook new things. Of course, if you don’t make homemade bread and don’t post it on Instagram, your quarantine will be invalid. (confession: I posted it several times.)

So, you might think “everyone is making it but it seems kinda hard.”

Then, the answer is NOO!

With my easy peasy recipe, you’ll be a baker who is shining on Instagram too.

Let’s give a shot!!

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4 years organising events in Liverpool

It’s been 4 years that we help you to improve your language skills, to learn salsa/bachata/merengue and for personal development as Hola People.

We hope you enjoyed to be part of it because it is been a great pleasure to be with you!

If you just heard about us, don’t worry it is not still late. Then, I will give you quick pieces of information about our events!
 

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Different habits in France

 

france bakeryToasting

Toasting makes many non-French people sweat cold. It must be said that the rules are many, and sometimes difficult to understand. You don’t drink until you have a toast (this particular point causes British rage – WHAT? Wait until everyone has a drink before attacking their pint?), you have to look at the person with whom you are drinking in the eyes (otherwise, you know the curse!), don’t cross paths, and of course, drink with everyone present. So, 20 minutes after you start drinking, you can finally drink, yay!

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The history of champagne

Champagne is a French sparkling wine protected by a registered designation of origin. Its name comes from Champagne, a region in north-eastern France. The geographical delimitation, the grape varieties, the yields and the overall production of champagne are the main characteristics of the appellation. Champagne is a drink that has become synonymous with celebration. It enjoys a prestige recognized throughout the world, thanks to the very active protection and defence of the appellation.

 

The champagne wine was initially not sparkling. It is simply called “Champagne wine” between the 16th and 17th centuries. The process of making sparkling wine is discovered, according to legend, by the Benedictine monk Dom Perignon. However, this method was approximate. Scientific advances such as Louis Pasteur’s work on fermentation have made it possible to establish this effervescence. Historically, Maison Ruinart was the first to offer sparkling champagne wine (1729).

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7 great cities in Spain you must visit

Spain is known as a country with great and beautiful beaches, excellent weather and their tapas food. In this article, we would like to tell you a bit more about our top 7 cities in Spain.

 

Barcelona

Famous for the beautiful beach, excellent food, iconic architecture and their nightlife. Barcelona is the capital and largest city in Spain’s Catalonia region.

Visit museums, beautiful churches, Barcelona stadium, palm-tree filled plazas, excellent restaurants, shops and several Roman archaeological sites and of course, a lot more great places in Barcelona.

When you are in Barcelona, don’t forget to visit Gaudi’s famous La Sagrada Familia Basilica. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona and probably in the whole of Spain.

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A glass of wine from La Rioja

I am Susana and I live in the north of Spain, in a place called La Rioja. Although it’s the smallest region in Spain. This land is famous because there are good wine and olive oil. The most famous wine is the red one.

red wine There are many different wines according to their quality, taste, and prices. The grapes are the main ingredients, but the technique is important too. In every season, the grapes juices must be kept in wood recipients for many years.

The experience of grape growers and winemakers has resulted in a selection of those grape varieties that best adapt to the region’s climate and soils, producing wine of the highest quality. Today the blend is usually dominated by Viura, also known as Macabeo, Malvasía for oak-aged styles, and white Garnacha in small doses. Other blends permitted include Tempranillo, Maturana, Verdejo, and Turruntés.

In the past, it was not uncommon for some brands to age their red wines for 15-20 years or even more before their release. One notable example of this is Marqués de Murrieta which release its 1942 vintage Gran Reserva in 1983 after 41 years of aging. Today most bodegas have shifted their winemaking focus to wines that are ready to drink sooner with the top wines typically aging for 4-8 years prior to release though some traditionalist still age longer. The typical bodega owns anywhere from 10.000 to 40.000 oak barrels. There is a wealth of historic producers, many of whom have been making wine for centuries, but recently the region has seen the arrival of a new wave of ultra-modern bodegas that are pushing the boundaries and taking the wines to even greater heights.

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