English: Sydney Harbour Bridge from Circular Q...

English: Sydney Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Français : Le Harbour Bridge, à Sydney. Photo prise depuis Circular Quay, à Sydney, en Nouvelle Galles du Sud (Australie).

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Everybody knows the most famous landmarks in the world, you can name it, or?
Anyhow, on the next pages you will find some, if not all, most famous landmarks and monuments around the world, as well as some, not everybody knows. .Each of these cultural icons is a symbol with various meanings, it may represent an epoch, an area, a belief, a culture, a country or a city.

Here you are at a place where you can extend your universal perspective.OK, so put your headset on, tune in to your favorite radio station, and now…
take on the world, go beyond borders by yourself and see this world unfolding‚ stay curious and travel virtually around the globe in minutes, visit our Global Village or one of the continents, or jump direct to one of the…
Countries in the focus of attention of the international community–that portion of the community which is currently not occupied with local sports, summer vacations, addicted shopping, close encounter social activities, bar brawls, or monster fish fishing:

So We’ll began roaming places one by one and subsequently acquire some trends .. of course as updated..

The World’s Top Travel Destinations

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Drapeaux devant le Palais des Nations, Genèva

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Taj Mahal, Agra, India.,

A telephone box with the Palace of Westminster...

[Opera House staircase, Paris, France] (LOC)

[Opera House staircase, Paris, France] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

Travel Destinations for the Gourmet Traveler

Culinary Vacation Travel!

 Thai Seafood Curry Dish

Italy

Get to know the true promise of Mediterranean food with regional differences:
Pasta, penne, polenta, prosciutto, parmigiano and pecorino, rigatoni, risotto, vitello and scaloppine, tiramisu and panna cotta.
The country offers also some of the best wines in the world. Italy’s quality wines are DOCG labeled.
You will love it.

2 Thailand

The Thai cuisine are actually four regional cuisines of the four main regions of the country: Northern, Northeastern (Isan), Central and Southern. Thai food is mainly based on the use of fresh herbs and spices, and the way to chose individual dishes, accompanied by rice. The various dishes try to find a balance of the five fundamental flavors in each dish or the overall meal – spicy, sour, sweet, salty and (optional) bitter.
Being in Bangkok try Mango Tree Restaurant (near Silom; 37 Soi Tantawan, Surawongse Rd) and Just One Restaurant (Sathon Soi 1)

3 Spain¡A comer!
Discover the secrets of traditional Spanish cuisine, an array of unique cuisines heavily based on seafood, particularly in coastal regions, but also meat dishes made from lamb, beef, etc. are very popular.

Spain’s history and as well being a seafaring nation brought many culinary influences to the Spanish cuisine of today with thousands of recipes and flavors.

One of the world’s most famous restaurant is in Spain: elBulli was a Michelin 3-star restaurant near the town of Roses, Catalonia, Spain, run by chef Ferran Adrià.

elBulli has been described as “the most imaginative generator of haute cuisine on the planet.

The restaurant is closed by now, to reopen as a creativity center in 2014. You better get a reservation yesterday.

4 JapanJapanese cuisine is not only Sushi and Sashimi, for its gastronomic specialties it uses some of the most expensive ingredients. There is for example the blue-fin tuna, for which Japan’s high-end restaurants pay a king’s ransom to purchase it. Or the most expensive beef in the world, Wagyu – Kobe beef, or Matsusaka beef, its consumption welcomes you to the beef-eaters heaven; try it as shabu-shabu, steaks, sukiyaki, or beef sashimi.

Dare to enjoy? Japan’s cuisine offers also thrilling experiences like that of the consumption of Fugu fish. Fugu can be lethally poisonous, therefore it has to be carefully prepared to remove toxic parts and to avoid contaminating the meat. Fugu is served as sashimi and chiri-nabe (hot pot).
During the winter months you can enjoy nabemono or nabe, a very traditional way of cooking and eating in Japan.

France
France is a synonym for exceptional culinary arts and famous chefs. The French kept, refined, and reinvented the very best from all culinary influences of the last 2000 years.
France offers a state-of-the art cuisine and the world’s best wines. But in recent times it lost some of its international reputation because many restaurants are using more often ingredients that are factory-made or processed, instead of using fresh ingredients.
The French government is trying to reverse the trend by awarding chefs who uphold culinary traditions with the title of ‘master restaurateurs’. But so far just a few have qualified for the title.
Therefore France has lost its number one rank in “Travel Destinations for the Gourmet Traveler”.

China:

For people who love new experiences. Regional cultural differences vary greatly amongst the different regions of China, giving rise to the different styles of food. There are eight main regional cuisines, the Eight Great Traditions (八大菜系) and they are: Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang. Among them, Cantonese, Sichuan, Shandong, and Huaiyang cuisine (a major style and even viewed as the representation of the entire Jiangsu cuisine) are often considered as the standouts of Chinese cuisine and due to their influence are proclaimed as the Four Great Traditions (四大菜系).

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7 Caribbean

Hot, hot, hot, and a little spicy. The Caribbean cuisine is based on cooking cultures of Caribbean Indians, African hunters, European sailors, and Indian and Chinese merchants.
Caribbean food is basically fish or meat flavored with hot pepper, lime, curry and other spices served with rice.

Whenever you’re on Anguilla try Cap Juluca.

8 Peru:

A culinary hot spot: try traditional Peruvian cooking, a mix of Spanish and native Indian food.
Highlight of Peru’s Nouveau Cuisine isNovandina, based on Incan ingredients.

Lima, Peru’s capital is in Frommer’s list of Top Food & Drink Destinations 2012. The city is described as: “Though Lima started out as the richest and most beautiful colonial settlement in the Americas, by the 1980s and ’90s it had become one of its most sprawling and disorderly cities. Travelers in a hurry to get to Cusco and Machu Picchu often landed and blitzed right past the capital. But recently this coastal city has been riding a wave of growing fame for its gustatory pleasures. Lima is now drawing a new flock of visitors who travel all the way to Peru just to eat”.

9 Viet Nam:

The Vietnamese cuisine has influences from China, mainly from the Cantonese style of cooking as well as some from French cuisine. Staple foods are Rice and rice noodles, a wide variety of vegetables and the usage of fresh herbs and spices.

Some eating habits in Vietnam may appear very exotic to westerners, there seems to be no food taboos in Vietnam, almost all animals are suitable for consumption like poisonous snakes and scorpions,
Like in Chinese cuisine many if not all of these specialties are considered to have a medicinal or aphrodisiac effect.

Whenever you’re in Hanoi try Hanoi Garden Restaurant in Hanoi’s Old Quarter (30-36 Hang Manh street), und you will know what Vietnamese cuisine is able for, and some call this average.

Tom chuet wun sen

Tom chuet wun sen

10 Malaysia

The food in Penang is widely regarded as the best in Malaysia. George Town the capital city of Penang is known as the culinary capital of Malaysia.

11 Singapore:

fights for the title of the Food Capital of Asia, you might want to visit the Singapore Food Festival, one of Asia’s foremost gastronomic event.

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