FC: GREECE | CULTURE AND FOODS
1: GREECE | BAKLAVA
2: People and Culture | a | Ancient Greece | Greek Decent live in urban areas such as Athens,Greece Very much influenced by Ancient Greek history
3: A normal Greek Dinner! Big Family
4: Typical Dishes Soups Greek salad Moussaka- ground meat and egg plant casserole Pita with gyros Lamb and potatoes Dessert Bakalava- phyllo dough pastry layers drenched in honey with nuts
5: Home | & | Eat!
6: Regional Cuisine | -Olives are grown extensively throughout Greece which are eaten with almost every meal. | -Greek cuisine is a Mediterranean cuisine similar to cuisines of Italy, the Balkans, Turkey, and the Levant. -Greek cookery makes wide use of olive oil, vegetables, herbs, grains and breads, wine, fish, and several types of meat like poultry, rabbit and pork.
7: -Lunch is generally eaten around 2:00pm and dinner no later than 9:00pm -It is not unusual to show up at a restaurant at midnight. | Dining Customs | -For Cretans a meal is a social occasion and food isn't ordered for the individual; it is ordered for the table and everyone picks at the different foods.
8: Geography and Climate | Greece is a Peninsula , surrounded on three sides by water one of the most common known, Mediterranean Sea.
9: The climate is typically hot and dry in summers, and mild and rainy in winters.
10: -Greece produces a wide variety of crops and livestock products. -Production expanded in the 20th century especially with grain with the use of more modern technology. -Greek agriculture employs about 528,000 farmers, 12% of the total labor force. | -Fisheries and wine production are common. -Only produces 3.6% of the national GDP. (Gross Domestic Product) Olives, grapes, oranges, tangerines, and cork are the common crops of the region.
11: CIA World Factbook. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2011.
12: There was more than one occasion where we had to be resourceful and live on the streets because we missed a train or couldnt find a hostel.
13: brian | kristina | megan | jon
15: Backpacking took us to many beautiful verdant places. Our granola bars kept u alive during long walks.
16: Gepetto's Shop
17: There were many street artists who were very talented. Too bad our backpacks had no space for artwork.
18: being silly
19: ...and sometimes bad.
21: Eating gelato, meeting strangers, living in hostels, walking along coastlines, sleeping on trains, going to festivals, eating authentic foods, learning transportation systems, buying groceries; It was all a great experience, despite the rainy days, getting lost, and taking trains in wrong directions. Immersing in different cultures taught us a lot and opened our eyes to a little bit more of the world around us.