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Food You Need To Try While In Madrid

FOOD YOU NEED TO TRY WHILE IN MADRID

Food You Need To Try While In Madrid

The cuisine of Madrid is a combination of various cuisines around the regions of Spain, due to the mass migration to the capital city during the 16th century, when King Felipe II established and grew the city, number of different traditions were all mixed together. Madrid’s earliest restaurant is the Lhardy, which opened in 1839 and over the years number of restaurants and bakeries opened up.

Dinner in Madrid is usually served between two and four in the afternoon, with light supper after ten, however, you can visit Madrid and enjoy a gorgeous and delicious meal any time of the day, but don’t forget to try desserts, especially pasty desserts.

Bocadillo De Calamares

It consists of a fresh bread roll filled with squid rings that have been coated in flour and deep-fried in olive oil

Bocadillo De Calamares
Food in Madrid you need to try Bocadillo De Calamares

Cocido Madrileño

Cocido madrileño is a traditional chickpea-based stew from Madrid, Spain. A substantial dish prepared with meat and vegetables.

Callos a La Madrilea
Food in Madrid you need to try

Churros con Chocolate

Crispy cinnamon covered sticks served with hot chocolate.

Churros con Chocolate
Food in Madrid you need to try Churros con Chocolate

Huevos Rotos

Huevos estrellados or Huevos rotos is a term used to describe eggs fried in a large amount of olive oil or any other oil

Huevos Rotos
Food in Madrid you need to try Huevos Rotos

Pincho de Tortilla

It is an omelette made with eggs and potatoes, sometimes also with onion and/or chives or garlic; fried in oil and often served cold as an appetizer.

Pincho de Tortilla
A food you need to try while in Madrid Pincho de Tortilla

Patatas bravas

The potatoes are boiled in salted water for several minutes to tenderize them. They are then rubbed dry and deep fried.

Patatas bravas
Food in Madrid you need to try Patatas bravas

Manchego cheese

Manchego is a cheese made in the La Mancha region of Spain from the milk of sheep of the manchega breed.

Manchego Cheese
Food you need to try while in Madrid Manchego Cheese

Cocido

Cocido madrileño is a traditional chickpea-based stew from Madrid, Spain.

Cocido
Food you need to try while in Madrid Cocido

Bartolillos

Bartolillos are typical of the cuisine from Madrid, The bartolillos are typical sweets of the Madrid pastry,  It treats of a species of empanadillas of triangular and fried form, that elaborates with a very fine mass, and filled with pastry cream.

 

bartolillos
Food you need to try while in Madrid bartolillos

 

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50 Fun and Interesting Facts About England

Facts Engalnd, United Kingdom

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ENGLAND

  1. England’s Highest Point is the Scafell Pike, standing at 3210 ft.

  2. The Lowest Point in England is the Fens, 15 feet below sea level.

  3. The Longest River in England is the Thames, 346 km However the Severn is Official Britain’s longest river.

  4. The Largest lake in England is Windermere, 14.7 sq km.

  5. England borders with Scotland and Wales, however, France is only 35 km away, England and France are linked by a tunnel under the English Channel.

  6. No Government or Parliament just for England, since 1707, when Great Britain was established.

  7. England national football team won the World Cup In 1966.

  8. Cheddar Cheese comes from England.

  9. England is split into 48 ceremonial counties.

  10. England is the most populated and biggest country in the United Kingdom.

  11. England is made up of many small islands, such as the Isle of Wight, the Isles of Scilly and Hayling Island.

  12. England Hosted Three Summer Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and most recently 2012.

  13. The Capital City of England is London, England’s second capital in Birmingham followed by Manchester.

  14. Time Berners-Lee an English Computer Scientist is credited with inventing the Wolrd Wide Web, He donated the WWW to everyone to use for free.

  15. Passenger railways were started in England.

  16. England Inventions: the first computer, HTML, The seat belt, the hovercraft, the Industrial Spinning Machine and the World Wide Web, Among other things.

  17. The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution began in England.

  18. The Bank of England started in 1694.

  19. The official home of the British Monarch is Buckingham Palace in London, England.

  20. England has produced some of the most influential and important bands and pop artists, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, David Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Who.

  21. Norwich is the only city in England to have been named a “City of Literature” by UNESCO.

  22. The Queen is not allowed to set foot in the House of Commons.

  23. England was part of the shortest war in history. They fought Zanzibar in 1896 and Zanzibar surrendered after just 38 minutes.

  24. The highest temperature ever recorded in England was 38.5°C, in Brogdale, Kent, on 10 August 2003.

  25. English people consume more tea per capita than anybody else in the world.

  26. French was the official language of England for about 300 years, from 1066 till 1362.

  27. British police do not carry guns except in emergencies.

  28. Nowhere in the UK is more than 70 miles.

  29. Famous English Scientists including Stephen Hawking, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Jane Goodall among many others.

  30. England Has Many Weird Village Traditions, such as cheese rolling.

  31. It Is A Criminal Offense to Stick A Postage Stamp To An Envelope Upside Down

  32. The only city in England to be named as a World Heritage City by UNESCO is Bath.

  33. The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, is head of state and does not govern the country.

  34. The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world.

  35. The English and British Currency is called the Pounds Sterling ‘£’.

  36. The name “England” is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means “land of the Angles“.

  37. The Barbary Lion is a national animal of England.

  38. The red rose is widely recognised as the national flower of England.

  39. There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials, per hour of television, in England.

  40. England has more Chickens than people.

  41. In England, it’s legal to consume alcohol on private premises from the age of 5.

  42. The Queen owns all unmarked swans in open water and she is the “officially appointed ‘Swan Keeper’ of England.”, this means harming a swan can land you in prison.

  43. London is the world’s largest financial centre.

  44. The world’s oldest public zoo was opened in London in 1828.

  45. The first public theatre built in England was called The Theatre.

  46. The Official Language of England is English.

  47. England’s National Day is St George’s Day, April 23rd.

  48. England is the second largest economy in Europe.

  49. The first building to overtake the Great Pyramid of Giza was the Lincoln Cathedral in 1280. It held the title of the highest construction ever built until 1884.

  50. London’s Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and the third busiest airport in the world.

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31 Amazing Facts About Paris

Paris Facts

FUN & INTERESTING FACTS PARIS

  1. Built in 1604, The Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge in Paris.

  2. Paris Metro is the 4th largest public transport system in the World with 302 stations.

  3. Paris has 830 libraries, that’s more than any other city in the World.

  4. In France, there are ten statues of Liberty, however, five of them are located in Paris.

  5. The oldest cafe in Paris was founded in 1686, called ‘Le Procope’ and can be found in the 6th arrondissement.

  6. The Paster that’s used to make a cast for a broken bone was first invented in Paris.

  7. The Worlds most visited museum, Louvre was built in 1793, it took 666 years to build the Louvre, and now around ten million people visit the museum every year.

  8. You be surprised but there’s only one stop Sign in Paris.

  9. The Paris Motto is “Fluctuat Ner Mergitur”, which translates to “Tossed but not sunk” in Latin.

  10. The French army is the only European army that still has carrier pigeons in its ranks, the pigeons are kept at the Mont Valerien near Paris.

  11. Paris has 6,100 streets and the shortest one is the ‘Rue des Degrés’, 5.75 metres long and is located in the 2nd arrondissement, the longest street in Paris is the Rue Vaugirard, located in the 15th arrondissement and is 4,360 meters long.

  12. Paris has more dogs than children, around 300,000 dogs.

  13. The most famous English-language bookshop in Paris is Shakespeare & Company.

  14. Paris was known as “Lutetia” by the Romans, who founded the city in the 3rd century BC.

  15. Paris has 470,000 trees and yes they are counted.

  16. There’s a medical syndrome, known as ‘Paris Syndrome’, which is a transient mental disorder exhibited by some individuals when visiting or going to Paris.

  17. The Statue of Liberty in America faces the Statue of Liberty in Paris, which symbolising the friendship between the two countries.

  18. Paris is the only city to present Haute couture shows.

  19. The Eiffel Tower was built between 1887 – 1889 and was the tallest building in the world until 1930, measuring at 324 meters height.

  20. The People of Paris are known as ‘Parisians’.

  21. Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements.

  22. Paris has 181 places where you can buy an espresso for only €1.

  23. Paris became the capital of France in 508 under King Clovis.

  24. The city of Paris is 34 meters above sea level.

  25. The famous Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso lived in Paris from 1900 to 1946, within the Montmartre and Montparnasse area.

  26. The universal declaration of human rights was signed in Palais de Chaillot in 1946.

  27. In 1989, the Dome of Les Invalides was re-gilded using 12.65kg of gold leaf to celebrate the bicentenary of the French Revolution.

  28. The left bank is home to the University of Paris and all that’s intellectual and artsy and the right bank is known for being the commercial heart of the city.

  29. Paris is known as the ‘City of Light’ because of the artists, writers, and sculptors who settled in Paris.

  30. The first woman to ever win a gold medal at the Olympics games was ‘Helene de Pourtales, who was born in New York City, who the medal at the Paris Olympics Games in 1900.

  31. The Pantheon, which now houses an exact replica of Foucault’s pendulum which has been swinging in constant motion since 1995.

22 Interesting Facts About Oxford

Oxford facts

Interesting facts about Oxford

 

  1. The University of Oxford is the Worlds Second Oldest University.

  2. The Name Oxford comes from the World Oxanforda, which means cattle crossing.

  3. During the Civil War from 1642 to 1646, Oxford was the Capital of England.

  4. During the World War II, England was never bombed because Hitler was intending to use Oxford as his Capital if he conquered England.

  5. Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) went to Oxford University.

  6. 27 British Prime Ministers were educated at Oxford University.

  7. The Oxford Motto is “Fortis est veritas” which means “The truth is strong”.

  8. The People of Oxford are known as Oxonian.

  9. Oxford was used as a filming location for Harry Potter and Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger in Harry Potter) went to school here.

  10. Oxford has its own use for a comma, known as the Oxford Comma and is used after conduction in a list of three or more.

  11. The first colleges of Oxford opened in the 13th century, however, no female students were allowed until 1878.

  12. Roger Bannister, who was a Medical student at Oxford, was the first person to run a mile in less than four minutes. His time was 3mins 59.4 seconds.

  13. There are 38 individual colleges and 5 private halls at Oxford.

  14. Famous English rock band Radiohead was formed while attending the Abingdon School in Oxford.

  15. Oxford’s Botanic Garden is the oldest in the World, Founded in 1621 as a Physic Garden.

  16. The oldest Music performance hall in Europe is located in Oxford, the Holywell Music Room, which was built in 1748.

  17. Since 1478 Books have been printed in Oxford.

  18. Oxford has more published writers per square mile, than anywhere in the World.

  19. Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum was the first Museum in the World to be opened to the public, officially opened in 1683.

  20. Oxford was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education, World University Rankings for 2017 and 2018.

  21. During the Medieval times, students at Oxford University were not allowed to marry by the rules of the church, this is why the first degrees awarded is called “Bachelor of Arts”.

  22. The Bodleian Library is the Second largest Library in England.