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Don’t miss it! 3 things you need to know about Turkey

Tired of the tour that sleepping in the car and getting off to take a photo? Turkey definitely gives you a  surprise! Pack up and fly to Turkey to have a real trip! Before you go, here are 3 things you need to know about Turkey!

1.  Visa Policy

Turkey offers preferential policies for citizens of over 120 countries, you can check it in the following map.

2.   Cuisine

Not everyone can stay for several days in Turkey, here only recommands three tradditional dishes for you!

1) Döner kebaps

Made with sliced meat and put in bread with onions and vegetables.

2)  Köfte

Known as Turkish meatballs, made of minced meat, spices, onion and shaped by hand, then fried or cooked in sauce.

3) Pide

Described as Turkish pizza, which was made into a thin, oblong dough base and then folded over around the edges and put into a stone oven.

3.   Attractions

1) Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a magic place with otherworldly beauty, consists of honeycombed hills and towering boulders. Fascinating cave hotels are definitely deserved to experience as well as the hot air balloons.

2) Fethiye

Fethiye is a seaside city with the finest natural harbour. To enjoy the beauty of mediterranean, a tour by designed boat or paragliders will be a perfect experience in life!

3) Pamukkale

Pamukkale is covered by gleaming white calcite travertines with blue spring gurgling down from the top of the mountain. After thousands of years of calcification, the natural white limestone looks like a flower of cotton on the hills.

Hope this blog will help you!

Image Reference

http://www.xinhuanet.com/food/2015-05/04/c_127762025.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Turkey

Top 4 tried and tasted takeaways in Hull

  1. Dirty Bird

This is one of my best go to takeaways, the menu of Dirty Bird, offers a wide range of Chicken and grilled delicacies with lots of flavours and spices. If you like Wings, chickens and grilled dishes or looking for a cheaper substitute for KFC, this is one to try. Also, what I love are the waffles, they are so simple but yet so tasty.

 

2. Ask Italian

Its a Friday night, you want to do something special or give yourself  a treat. Ask Italian is the go to takeaway restaurants with foods ranging from pasta, seafood, deserts, pizza, salads etc. It is a bit more expensive, however the restaurants offers a variety of discounts. The food is really good especially the linguine con frutti di mare, you can add more chillies, onions or ask them to cook as desired.

 

3. Bob Carvers

This is my favourite Fish and Chips Takeaway in Hull, the menu consists of deep fried haddock, patties, baps, sausages etc. Another amazing thing on the menu is the gravy, chip spice and the fried mars chocolate bar.

 

4. Roots Bar

Want some different? Awaken your taste-buds with the vibrant taste of the Caribbean food. The food will leave your mouth watering and wanting more. My favourite items on the menu are the chicken wing marinated in Havana sauce, the sauce reminds me of the Nandos sauce with a Jamaican twist. Also, the coconut shrimps and plantain is a must-have.

4 most popular Nigerian dishes to try

Are you planning a trip to Nigeria?

One activity you need to incorporate into your schedule is definitely to experiment on the various delicacies Nigeria has to provide. From the east, west, north and south there are plenty of rich and flavourful dishes which bring us together.

  1. Pepper Soup

This is one of Nigeria’s most favourite appetiser, it is often cooked during special occasions. The soup stock is rich, with an intense spicy flavour, which contains pepper, ginger, garlic and onions to give it that extraordinary taste and also this dish can either be cooked with meat or fish.

 

2. Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is one of the Major party foods and a staple in every Nigerian home, this delicacy is food to many West African Countries, not just Nigeria.  It consists of rice, onions, tomatoes, chillies and a variety of spices. It can be served with vegetables and desired meat, chicken or fish.

 

3. Egusi Soup

Egusi Soup is a widely consumed dish in Nigeria. It is made from melon seeds, the soup consists of red or any desired meat, sea food, fermented beans, a variety of vegetables and onions. This is one of my favourite and it is often accompanied by pounded yam.

 

4. Akara

Akara is known as fried bean cake, it is one of Nigeria’s popular street food. it is a delicious protein-packed fritters ideal for breakfast or throughout the day as a snack. It contains brown beans, onions, spices and then fried in vegetable oil.

 

 

3 Dishes you must have when in Cyprus

  1. Sheftalia Kebab

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Credit: Insight Cyprus

 

A traditional Cypriot dish, Sheftalia is a kind of sausage parcel that is made up of minced lamb or pork, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. This mixture of flavours is wrapped in fat to make these sausages. A popular option for barbecues, which are very common among Cypriots, Sheftalia are grilled on charcoal for about half an hour until they are fully cooked to make a delightful addition to the traditional kebabs. It can either be eaten separately or put into pita bread along with some onions, salad, yoghurt or hummus.

 

2. Oven Macaroni

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Credit: Insight Cyprus

 

This is a traditional home-made dish. Made up of several layers, this dish contains large pasta tubes, minced lamb, parsley and béchamel sauce. Cheese can also be added to the surface if desired. The dish is cooked in an oven and then cut up into square pieces, which allows for all the layers to be seen. It is usually served alongside salad and yoghurt.

 

3. Bulgar Kofte

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Credit: Insight Cyprus

 

A common dish in many middle-eastern countries, Bulgar Kofte is a delicacy in Cyprus. The outer shell is made from bulgar and the inside is made up of mince lamb, parsley and some seasoning (a very common combination for many Cypriot dishes!). It is shaped like a torpedo and served with lemon wedges. When life gives you lemons, squeeze it on Bulgar Kofte!

6 UNMISSABLE DISHES TO TRY IN GOA (INDIA)

Goa is not only famous for its beaches, cheap alcohol and trance parties, it’s also a paradise for food lovers. The prismatic blend of the Portuguese and Indian cultures has greatly influenced the original style of Goan cooking which has led to the perfect combination of a truly tasty and spicy cuisine.

SEAFOOD THALI

The Seafood thali which is generally eaten for lunch consists of rice, fish or prawn curry, fried fish, baby clams, a vegetable side, and pickle.

RUSS OMELETTE

This Goan street food is a spicy chicken gravy served with an omelette and buttered pao (Goan bread)

CUTLET PAO

This is a popular fast food found at food trucks and carts and are usually fast selling in the evenings. Goan bread stuffed with coated beef slices that are marinated in Goan spices.

CHORIS

These Goan sausages are a typical reflection of the Indo-Portuguese cuisine. These spicy sausages can be prepared in numerous ways, popularly fried with onion and served in Goan bread.

XACUTI

Source: Pinterest

A rich delicious blend of local spices and fresh coconut. This fiery dish is usually made with chicken or lamb and served with sannas (steamed rice cakes)

CAFREAL

Source: Floyd Cardoz

A spicy Goan-Portuguese chicken dish prepared either with gravy or fried dry served with potato wedges.

These dishes are bound to satisfy your taste buds and have you craving for a second helping.

If you have traveled to Goa, I would like to know about your favorite dish. Leave a comment below.

Top 3 Halal Burger Joints Up North

As a Muslim my challenge has been trying to find the best halal meat and chicken based burgers up north, in London there are many burger joints which are halal, but the issue up north is that most of them in my opinion don’t taste the greatest. After analysing and travelling all over I have come to the conclusion of, My top 3 burger joints I religiously visit.

  1. Mahmood’s (Bradford)

Mahmood’s can be described as the Halal version of McDonalds, the service is really fast and tastes really good. The way the burgers are packaged it will make you think that you are in McDonalds. Usually I would go for the Dripper burger, but there are many other options to choose from.

 

2.   Frankie’s (Batley)

Frankie’s I would categorise as Gourmet burgers, so if you’re in the mood for a gourmet burger, but still being classed as fast food Frankie’s is the best option. Usually I don’t like Gourmet burgers in most places I have tried they are very messy. But the way Frankie’s burgers are created you don’t get messy when you eat them but at the same time they taste amazing.

 

3.  Archies (Manchester)

Archie’s located in Manchester has an endless list of options of burgers you can choose from. From beef to chicken to gourmet burgers with mouth-watering deserts and milkshakes. If you ever visit Manchester and want an exquisite burger, Archie’s is highly recommended by me.

 

5 of the Asian Cities that You Should Put Into Your Bucket List

Wondering where to go after your Master? Let’s explore Asia!

Seoul, South Korea

One of the best parts of traveling in Korea is you can spend your time to shopping in Myeongdong and enjoy the street food.

If you are a fan of K-beauty , you will definitely love this place, even not you can enjoy their local food – Kimbal & Kimchi 

Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung is meaning of the center of Taiwan, all Taiwanese is eco-friendly as they have a serious restriction on recycling their waste. You can enjoy the gorgeous environment in Alishan National Area, I will never forget the scene of sunrise in Alishan.

Also, Taichung is famous for kindness to tourists and you can see smiles are everywhere.

Tokyo, Japan

Japan is a fancy and tidy city, you can see the behavior of Japanese is unique and how they act are incredibly polite.

They have a Night Life and drinking culture for working class and you can see lots of businessmen are drunk in the street after 12 in the street.

Bangkok, Thailand

If you are a budget traveler or backpacker you can think about Thailand. A full dinner set is only for 70p.

Apart from food, you can visit floating market and experience Thai local life.

Thailand is also famous for Temples but beware of your behavior in the temple, you must respect their local religion.

Singapore

The business-oriented city – Singapore, if you are action-seeker you shouldn’t miss Mega Adventure the zip-line and roller-coaster are unforgettable!

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