Monday, September 26, 2016

Greece?

          Greece has always been a major tourist destination thanks to its clean azure water, postcard like islands, small town friendliness, great foods, and it's famous historic. This place is like heaven to me, eventhough i haven't been there, but it always been my dream to visit that angelic place!

And, Why Do I Choose Greece?

Here are the answers:


  • JUST. LOOK. AT. THOSE. SCENERY.
    Navagio Beach in Zakynthos Island
    source: http://www.discovergreece.com/en/sun-and-beach/top-10-beaches
    Parthenon in Athens
    source: https://www.easyjet.com/en/holidays/shared/images/guides/greece.jpg
    Santorini, Greece
    source: https://www.happycow.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/o-GREECE-facebook.jp
    • It's Perfect Climates of Greece
             Primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers. This climate occurs at all coastal locations, including Athens, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, Crete, the Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands and parts of the Central Continental Greece region. The Pindus mountain range strongly affects the climate of the country, as areas to the west of the range are considerably wetter on average (due to greater exposure to south-westerly systems bringing in moisture) than the areas lying to the east of the range (due to a rain shadow effect).

    • FOOODs
              Greek cuisine is characteristic of the healthy Mediterranean diet, which is epitomized by dishes of Crete. Greek cuisine incorporates fresh ingredients into a variety of local dishes such as moussakapastitsio, classic Greek saladfasoladaspanakopita and souvlaki. Some dishes can be traced back to ancient Greece like skordalia (a thick purée of walnuts, almonds, crushed garlic and olive oil), lentil soupretsina (white or rosé wine sealed with pine resin) and pasteli (candy bar with sesame seeds baked with honey). Throughout Greece people often enjoy eating from small dishes such as meze with various dips such as tzatziki, grilled octopus and small fish, feta cheesedolmades (rice, currants and pine kernels wrapped in vine leaves), various pulsesolives and cheese. Olive oil is added to almost every dish.
              Some sweet desserts include melomakaronadiples and galaktoboureko, and drinks such as ouzo, metaxa and a variety of wines including retsina. Greek cuisine differs widely from different parts of the mainland and from island to island. It uses some flavorings more often than other Mediterranean cuisines: oregano, mint, garlic, onion, dill and bay laurel leaves. Other common herbs and spices include basil, thyme and fennel seed. Many Greek recipes, especially in the northern parts of the country, use "sweet" spices in combination with meat, for example cinnamon and cloves in stews.

    Gyro
    meatcooked on a vertical rotisserie with vegetables
    source: 
    http://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/review-it-s-all-grk/
    Souvlaki
    small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer
    source: 
    http://www.continental.com.au/recipes/detail/5459/1/lamb-souvlaki

    QUESTIONS:

         1. What is the synonym of epitomized ?
              a. represented
              b. known
              c. summed up
              d. summarized
              e. summary

         2. Why does the Greek Cuisine is well-known for its healthy mediterranean diet? because...
              a. of its variety local dishes
              b. of its incorporates fresh dishes and vegetables
              c. it use lots of spices
              d. of its famous Greek Salad
              e. it contains lots of fruits and vegetables

         3. What is the climate in Greece?
             a. Mediterranean (humid)
             b. Mediterranean (great exposure of the sun)
             c. Tropical (wet)
             d. Tropical (dry summer, wet winter)
             e. wet winter and dry summer

         4. What is the antonym of mild?
             a. strong
             b. moderate
             c. severe
             d. gentle
             e. soft

         5. What is the synonym of dips?
             a. dim
             b. liquid mixture
             c. sink
             d. sauce
             e. dive

         6. These are the most popular spices that are used in Greek Cuisine, except...
             a. cinnamon
             b. oregano
             c. dill
             d. pine kernels
             e. cloves

    (answer: 1. A, 2. B, 3.A, 4. C, 5. D, 6. D)

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