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The Most Popular Dishes in the World

Traveling has become part of our life. We choose to go to another country or maybe county for touristic purposes or maybe business. We are enchanted by the natural wonders of the world and we are very delighted to see unusual landscapes, which may seem rather uncommon in our own country. However, when going to another place visitors are also interested in the local cuisine - what dishes can be served there? What is the traditional food in Italy, Spain, France, Nigeria and other countries? What are their secret recipes? What makes these the most popular dishes in the world? If you want to try one of the dishes below, then go ahead, because our travel advisors have chosen some of the best local dishes in the world.
1. Paella – Spain
The recipe for this local dish in Spain is rather simple – saffron, garlic and herbs, and of course, very much rice. The origins of this Spanish dish comes from the southwestern part.

Paella - Spain
Paella - Spain

2. Chin Chin – Nigeria
Another popular dish in the world is Chin Chin is nothing else than small pastries flavored with sugar and spices. They are eaten most of the times during parties, as quick snacks, or at weddings.
Chin Chin - Nigeria
Chin Chin - Nigeria

3. Chow Mein – China
Among the most popular dishes in the world is Chow Mein. It is very popular there and the recipe is made from egg noodles, which are tir-fried with vegetables and shredded chicken or other meat.
Chow Mein – China
Chow Mein – China


4. Jalebi – India
Jalebi are sweets. They are orange and the recipe says they are made with syrup.
Jalebi – India
Jalebi – India

5. Spaghetti Bolognese- Italy
This type of spaghetti is absolutely delicious. Even if you are on a diet, you must try this local Italian dish as it is made from spaghetti with a meat and tomato sauce and each region in Italy has its own recipe.
Spaghetti Bolognese - Italy
Spaghetti Bolognese - Italy

6. Jannson’s Frestelse – Sweden
Sweden’s most popular dish in the world is Jannson’s Frestelse, also called “Jannson’s Temptation” and the recipe of this dish is made up from onion and anchovy mixture layered in between this slices of potato. You will find them iced most of the time and it can be eaten all day long.
Jannson’s Frestelse – Sweden
Jannson’s Frestelse – Sweden

7. Sushi – Japan
Sushi sound complicated but not for someone from Japan. Sushi means nothing more than Slices of very fresh, raw fish, prawns, pickled vegetables, or foods wrapped in seaweed are laid on carefully molded mounds of rice.
Sushi – Japan
Sushi – Japan


8. Tortillas – Mexico
This local Mexican dish originates back from the Aztec civilization. Tortillas are made from corn or wheat flour. It is advisable to eat them with a bit spicy dish. They are also served as enchiladas (rolled tacos covered with a hot sauce).
Tortillas – Mexico
Tortillas – Mexico

9. Falafel – Israel
Falafel is the local dish in Israel, made from chickpeas, which are fried very well in order to become crisp golden brown. They can be eaten alone or together with a pita bread or a salad.
Falafel – Israel
Falafel – Israel

10. Kyinkyinga – Mali
They are very accessible as they are sold on the street. Basically, they are a type of kabob, with green pepper and flavored meat. Then they are dunked in syrup that has been flavored with saffron.
Kyinkyinga – Mali
Kyinkyinga – Mali

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Board in Berlin?

It is unlikely that you will every feel bored in Berlin…..but if you fancy a board in Berlin you are more than likely to find it here, at Spielwiese ….a board game library located in the Friedrichshain district of the German capital. A couple of months ago I found cheap flights to Berlin and so decided to visit a German friend who I had met at university. Staying with someone who lives in the city was a great experience. I had my own personal guide to show me the best restaurants, clubs, museums and places in the city that the tourists don’t know about. University wasn’t all about partying. When we lived in halls we used to have a quiet night in at least once or twice a week, and we would play board games with our other housemates. That is why my friend took me to Spielwiese.
Yes….Spielwiese is just like a library of board games. You can rent a game to take home or even enjoy a coffee and snack in the café while playing. There are selves packed with all your favourite games: Monopoly, Scrabble and Risk, and there are even some more unusual games. The price to play is €3 per person or €1.50 if you have purchased something to eat or drink from the Spielwiese coffee shop. Children aged between 3 and 12 should pay €1 to play or €0.50 if they have purchased a drink or snack. Children under the age of 3 are free. The only day which Spielwiese is closed is Wednesday. You should check out the official website in English for more details of opening hours.
I would recommend going here if you like playing board games or if you are on holidays in Berlin with children.

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Winter in Europe

Post written by Kate Robinson
My favourite time of the year to travel is the winter. I think it gets to that stage when I have had enough of the cold weather, and I just need to get away for a break. Normally I am not too fussy about the destination – a change of scenery does the trick. However, I do like the south of Spain or Italy as the temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists at this time of the year. It is always easy to find last minute flights online and airlines are usually trying to sell off flights for January and February, the two quietest months of the year. If you would like to travel within Europe you are also at an advantage. Low cost airlines such as easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling are just some of the most popular carriers which offer routes between destinations in Europe. The cost of flights is generally lower than those of standard airlines and they are usually even cheaper during these months. I personally prefer easyJet out of all the low cost airlines, because it flies to the main airports of cities. (Ryanair normally flies to secondary airports). If you are flying long-haul I should expect that you will also find some travel deals for this period.

One thing to remember is that the low-season lasts from January until the start or mid-March in Europe. If you aren’t worried about the weather and are more interested in sightseeing, this is the perfect time of the year to go. Accommodation is usually much cheaper, so you could perhaps afford to stay somewhere nicer than you would normally. Tourist attractions also have low-season rates and restaurant waiters will be standing on the streets trying to lure you in by offering a better deal than the one beside it. In my opinion the best thing about travelling at this time of the year is that you won’t find hordes of tourists, which will make sightseeing more pleasant.

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