A Few Latest posts from Voyaze.com

On Voyaze.com you can find and post interesting things you discovered in and about this world.

On Voyaze.com you can find and post interesting things you discovered in and about this world.

Here are a few of the latest post from Voyaze.com. On Voyaze.com you can find and post interesting things you discovered in and about this world. You can also find interesting destinations from around the world.

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Pont Saint-Bénéze or Pont d’Avignon in Provence, France

Pont Saint-Bénéze or Pont d'Avignon in Provence, France

Pont Saint-Bénéze or Pont d’Avignon in Provence, France
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Pont Saint-Bénéze or Pont d’Avignon is the remains of a famous medieval bridge in the town of Avignon, in southern France in the region of Provence. It definitely makes up for a great photographic scenery.

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Timber-framed houses of Petite-France in Strasbourg, France

Petite-France in Strasbourg, France

Petite-France in Strasbourg, France
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Strasbourg is the capital city of Alsace region of France. Due to the river flowing through the historic quarters of the city and its preserved timber-framed houses, and cobbled streets, the city comes out as a pretty romantic destination.

Petit-France is the historic neighborhood of the city encompassing the Grand Île (Main Island). The Grand Île was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.

The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite-France district or Gerberviertel (“tanners’ district”) alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.

Check out more on Strasbourg, France at http://www.otstrasbourg.fr/en/

Wikipedia reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasbourg

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If you think Dinosaurs laid these eggs… then think again!! Where do you think these eggs come from??

Bisti New Egg Basket

Bisti New Egg Basket in New Mexico
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Nature’s creations come in all sizes – Large, Medium, Small (and many sizes in the extras)… as we consider the Himalayas the Indian sub-continent, the Fjords in Norway, the Monument Valley in Utah and the Bisti New Egg Basket in New Mexico, we move from one end of the spectrum to another.

As per Wikipedia:

The Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness area covers roughly 60 square miles of remote badlands south of Farmington, NM. The wilderness features steeply eroded hills and formations that offer some of the most unusual scenery in New Mexico. The Wilderness was once a coastal swamp of an inland sea; and was home to many large trees, reptiles, dinosaurs and primitive mammals. What you see today is the preserved record of this swamp that is now a true desert wilderness.

However, these egg-shaped structures are not eggs that were laid by prehistoric creatures. These have been formed over the ages by selective erosion of the soil and rock, by water and wind.

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Discover the Garden of Gods!

Garden of Gods

Garden of Gods near Colorado Springs
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Like nature? Love natural formations? Thrilled about rock-climbing.

US Rockies and Southwest definitely has many options to offer to you. But if you want all of that in a relatively small area which is very accessible, Garden of Gods near Colorado Springs, Colorado is definitely a good bet.

Oh btw, I can’t bet you’ll be able to find God there, at least not during normal business hours :).

Garden of the Gods is a public park located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, US. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1971. The Garden of the Gods Park is popular for hiking, technical rock climbing, road and mountain biking and horseback riding. Because of the unusual and steep rock formations in the park, it is an attractive goal for rock climbers.

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Awesome food created first by accident – Tarte tatin! Can you think of any more??

Tarte tatin

Tarte tatin – A French tart created by accident
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Who knows how many amazing and really awesome things can be credited to be creations of accidents. Tarte tatin definitely counts as one of them.

As the story goes, it was first created in a cooking mishap when Stéphanie Tatin (one of the sisters owning Hotel Tatin in France), by mistake overcooked a traditional apple pie and then took some unconventional steps to remedy the mishap… including serving it to the guests.

Can you thing of any other popular dishes invented by accident?

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Foods from around the World – A log on Voyaze

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A screen cap from Voyaze.com

Some like to cook, some like to eat… some dare not to roam outside their favorite dish or cuisine, others would love to try every new thing in the world. Whatever be the case, food is something we can’t avoid and can’t resist, at least not so far. The other thing that is true about food is that, even if its your favorite dish since you could remember, there was one day in your life when you had it for the first time. So, it may be possible that you haven’t discovered your favorite dish yet.

A few of the dishes included in this log are:

  • Oliver Salad from Russia
  • Belgian Mussels
  • Fish with Lemon and Bakhlavas in Istiklal Avenue from Istanbul
  • Bakewell Tart with Tea and Kedgeree from Britain
  • Bouillabaisse, Rouille Croutes and Gruyere Cheese and Coq au Vin from France
  • Eisbein with braised cabbage mashed potatoes and Apricot and Cherry Streusel from Germany
  • Paella and Jabugo Ham from Spain

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Fried Fish with Lemon in Istanbul

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Photo by diak/Shutterstock

A popular snack and (almost) a street-food in Turkey (esp. Istanbul) is deep-fried fish with lemon and green salad. You’ll find these in a number of places, but a good place to have it is on or near the Galata bridge in Istanbul. The busy streets, lots of Turkish merchant boats, the blowing wind from the Bosporus added to the flavor of the fish and its unique smell, makes up for a very memorable experience.

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From Khichri to Kedgeree

Photo By: Martin Turzak/Shutterstock

Photo By: Martin Turzak/Shutterstock

Kedgeree is a delicious mix of smoked fish, rice and eggs. It is a very popular food in Britain, mostly taken in the form of breakfast. However what makes this dish interesting for me is its journey, across many seas, almost in the form of an immigration into Britain (like many other Indian dishes) and a very interesting transformation somewhere along the way.

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This dish started its journey in India, as an easy preparation, which almost fits into the category of an “Indian comfort food”, if you will… It generally lacks most of the sophistication and the frills of other known Indian dishes. In India, you’d make it because you do not want to take the pain of making a more sophisticated dish. Indian Khichri is simple and homely.

However, Kedgeree (Khichri’s sibling living in Britain) has gone lot more sophisticated. It began as a spicy Indian dish of beans or lentils, onions, rice and eggs (occasionally), just like Khichri. And then, smoked fish and eggs got added. It also got a lot drier. The colonial British substituted the fish for the beans, and it’s still a very popular part of weekend breakfasts in Britain.

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