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1. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru, 1836 posts) 2 May '07 06:33

I am interested to know where are you guys from (city and town)!!! Hoping to know more about the cultures and tradition of the place. Do tell me about the local food and also beer!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator, 5555 posts) 2 May '07 07:23

Utrecht in the Netherlands:
Local food: vocking sausage (baked liver)
Beer: lots of tastes, cafe Belgium has about 300 different ones I guess..;)

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru, 4567 posts) 2 May '07 07:40

Hello Opospa:)

I am from Ireland.
I grew up, in the Middle, but spent most of my grown up life, in Dublin.
The Irish speciality would be Guinness. A strong dark beer. I have an appartment, in the city centre of Dublin. The Guinness brewery, is just 200 meters, from it. If I opened my windows, I could smell the Guinness being brewed.

Mel

4. Posted by mikeandave (Full Member, 84 posts) 2 May '07 09:10

Hi! I'm from Newcastle in England...we all know whats brewed here!
Newcastle Brown Ale!!!!

5. Posted by selani (Budding Member, 46 posts) 3 May '07 00:20

Salam opospa !
I live close to Peshawar, the capital of Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan.Its a vibrant, hectic city. Food here is gorgeous. Pullao, Kebabs, beef, beef and beef ( vegetarians have tough time in Peshawar). Staple drink is Lassi, a refreshing yogurt based drink(especially in sizzling heat of summer). But sorry, no beer. Its only for non muslims, but somehow, most of it mysteriously ends up in the bellys of locals. Other "heavenly gifts" are plentiful, but they come in cellophane packing and not bottles.

As for culture, I would suggest a fantastic book, "The Pathan" by Sir Olf Caroe. Wikipedia has some excellent info by Pathan culture.

Zia

6. Posted by anglosurma (Respected Member, 106 posts) 3 May '07 01:44

Im From Multcultural city of Birmingham, England, you can travel a world of cultures in a day.
My town is Smethwick a predominant Sikh and Afro Carribean community's and i have the privelage in this town to be able to eat almost any special cuisine in the world.
drinking beer carling black label is most common was a localy produced beer in the 1800s
we have a football team called WBA a most popular sport round here oh and cricket is growing extensively.

Drive around one minuite your in the streets of dehli

10 minuits later the streets of kingston jamaica

We have scenic high rise flats with some brilliant graphity art work

canals more than venice

factory landscapes

7. Posted by mohit_sa (Full Member, 59 posts) 3 May '07 06:33

Hi opospa,

I'm from Delhi, India. Its a cosmopolitan city with people from all over Indian and the world.

Its rich in culture, remnants of the Mughal empire are intermingled with modern buldings and constructions. Food here is as varied as the people. Though the best would be Mughlai at the local eateries in the old walled city.

The beer to try here is a local - Kingfisher. Its a lager, smooth and just too good.

Mohit

8. Posted by tortuga (Budding Member, 20 posts) 3 May '07 14:11

i'm from a tiny town called Gibsons, but now live in Vancouver, Canada. Its a beautiful city with a awesome vibe and a huge array of different people, cultures, food and celebrations.

my favorite local beer is Granville island honey brown, Shaftbury is good too. but theres lots of microbrews to choose from or you could go for the argueably shitty molson or kokanee.

9. Posted by SairinLote (Budding Member, 9 posts) 4 May '07 04:30

Hello all :)

I am from a small city in northern greece called Alexandroupolis (which was NOT founded or named by/after Alexander the Great). It lies by the sea and near the greek-turkish boarders.
It is a very young city counting only 100 years from its foundation but already has 50-60k inhabitans.

We don't have any local food. Local drink is Ouzo and Retsina (kind of white wine).
It does not have any ancient greek ruins but it has a beautiful lighthouse -i think the tallest in Balkans-

A good reason to visit-pass from Alexandroupolis would be to travel to Samothraki which is an island lying south of the town. Many tourists visit it each year because of a rave/dance festival and because it is "green" and has wonderfull watefalls and cheap caming :P

[ Edit: Edited on May 4, 2007, at 4:31 AM by SairinLote ]

10. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru, 1696 posts) 4 May '07 05:08

Quoting anglosurma

Im From Multcultural city of Birmingham, England, you can travel a world of cultures in a day.
My town is Smethwick a predominant Sikh and Afro Carribean community's and i have the privelage in this town to be able to eat almost any special cuisine in the world.
drinking beer carling black label is most common was a localy produced beer in the 1800s
we have a football team called WBA a most popular sport round here oh and cricket is growing extensively.

Drive around one minuite your in the streets of dehli

10 minuits later the streets of kingston jamaica

We have scenic high rise flats with some brilliant graphity art work

canals more than venice

factory landscapes

Well done anglosurma for being proud of your city. Birmingham gets slated a lot, but I like how you look positively on it. Probably my favourite thing about large British cities is how multicultural they are. You forgot to mention Cadbury's chocolate!

I'm from Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Well, to be precise, I was born in London, brought up in Cheshire and moved to Sheffield 10 years ago.

Sheffield used to have a reputation for being a dirty, impoverished, former-industrial city, as portrayed in the film "he Fulll Monty". But in the last 15 or so years it has come on in leaps and bounds and is now one of the up-and-coming northern cities. Good things about Sheffield are the people, who are really friendly and helpful, the size- big enough to have loads of shops two good universities and good nightlife, yet smalll enough to be easy to get around, and the trees- Sheffield is one of Europe's greenest cities (by that I mean loads of trees and parks not environmentally friendly).

But best of all in my opinion, is its proximity to the Peak District National Park. From the popular area of Hunter's Bar, a short walk from the centre, there is a footpath that takes you right out into the peak district, through woodland and parks.

Famous people/things to come from Sheffield: Sean Bean, Michael Palin, the Arctic Monkeys, and Henderson's Relish

For people that like real ales, there are a lot of great beers brewed in the area. In Sheffield itself, Kelham Island is renowned for its specialist ales.

Sheffield has a lot of great restaurants and takeaways from all parts of the worls, and the London Road area in particular has very varied international cuisine. Local delicacies include Barnsley Pork Pies, Yorkshire style fish cakes (layered not mashed) and of course, Hendersons Relish.

Clara
waits for her cheque from the tourist board to arrive

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