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Tortilla with peeled potatoes and peppers

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Tortilla with peeled potatoes and peppers

Always fascinating during the travels and the following stopovers is the meeting with campers of so different origin. So we had met two Spanish campers in their Nisan camper (built 1990 with self-built furniture and their technology), who want to travel coming from Spain to China.

Saffron - precious flower and spice of love

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Saffron - precious flower and spice of love

In one of the fairytale legends of Greek mythology, Zeus is reported to be sleeping on a bed filled with saffron. Wealthy Romans scattered saffron threads on their wedding beds, which probably led to the Latin saying "dormivit in sacco croci" meaning "he slept in a bed of saffron".

Caravan-Salon Düsseldorf Outdoor - What is Pickert?

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Caravan-Salon Düsseldorf Outdoor Activities - What is Pickert?

Today, the Caravan-Salon Düsseldorf was expanded to include outdoor activities in Hall 6, where a large number of exhibitors from Germany and abroad presented their offers in hiking and cycling, as well as many other sporting activities that could also be actively shaped.

Marienbader in Eger - the best traditional baked wafers

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Marienbader in Eger - the best traditional baked wafers

During our visit to Cheb's pedestrian zone, formerly known as Eger, we also met the small shop of the so-called Kolonada Oblaten, the traditionally baked round wafers with chocolate filling.

Konkonte Dish from Ghana - prepared by Mary

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Konkonte Dish from Ghana - prepared by Mary

Konkonte is a Ghanaian dish usually eaten with a soup made from palm nut or groundnuts. It is popular in West African countries such as Nigeria and is also eaten in the Caribbean.

Mango curry soup with grilled prawns

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Mango curry soup with grilled prawns

For the small appetite in between, mango curry soup is a fast-made, delicious pleasure that can also be extended to a full-fledged main menu of course.

And another culinary pleasure - lemon yoghurt with fruit

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And another culinary pleasure - lemon yoghurt with fruit

Once again, we were surprised by our hosts presenting a deliciously cool dessert, which is so simple to make, that it hardly needs any description, just the number of lemons used is characterized by personal taste.

One taste of Greece - To the History of Kourambie Cookie

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One taste of Greece - To the History of Kourambie Cookie

After crossing the Turkey / Greece border, we were once again caught in a heavy, but very short rain shower at Alexandroupolis, causing the water to evaporate rapidly under partial fogging on the still warm asphalt.

Turkish Wines Net Working - Bogazkere and Öküzgözü

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Turkish Wines

Anatolia is the centre of Turkish wine production, which actually goes back about 5.000 years. There have been times when production of wine has been restricted by laws during the Osmanian periods. When the Republic of Turkey was established by Atatürk in 1923 all these restrictions were lifted.

Pule - exceptional cheese from Zasavica

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Pule - exceptional cheese from Zasavica

What appears rather insignificant and trivial in the title picture, in reality, is an increasingly important source of income for the Zasavica Nature Park near Sremska Mitrovica and its animal world living in the park, especially the Balkans Donkey.

A Turkish Cooking Experience - grilled aubergine salad

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A Turkish Cooking Experience

It all started when Monica, a librarian friend of mine from Houston, Texas, told me that she would be attending a librarian conference organized by a Turkish university.  We decided to spend some time together during her stay in Istanbul, and I promised to show her some historical but not touristic parts of my city.

Breakfast in Turkey - green and herbs are important

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Breakfast in Turkey

Eating out in Turkey is always something very special for the gourmet: a very old and traditional cuisine complete with the aroma of fresh additions of herbs and spices.

Tea - more then a non-alcoholic national drink

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Tea - the national drink

Just as in some regions in Europe, the procedure of drinking tea plays an important role in Turkish daily life. Whenever there is an opportunity to have a tea, they will take it. What is different to Europe is the way of doing it. In Turkey you will get the tea served in tiny little glasses with two pieces of sugar on a small tray.

Turkish Cuisine - a fresh variety of vegetables and fruit

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Turkish Cuisine

The influence of different traditions, habits and customs of the Mediterranean on the Turkish life style have created another face of Turkish culture-a huge variety of different tastes in Turkish cuisine.

Sea Food - Delicious and Fresh from the sea

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Sea Food - always fresh!

The fish restaurants of the Turkish coast offer lots of unusual meze dishes -specialities based on recipes which were originally brought from Greece by returning Turkish people.

Variations of Meat - something unknown but tasty

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Variations of Meat

If you have left yourself enough appetite after the starters, then the main meat course will follow. The traditional dish is Meatballs, which consists of a huge number of grilled burgers of different sizes, prepared with different spices and other additional ingredients, for example with cheese and with vegetable.

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