Surprising Incredible India

Surprising Incredible India

Surprising Incredible India

Listen to Sue interview Chris about his recent trip to India and especially about what surprised him.

During his travels in India, Chris went to Bangalore in the south and then to Rajasthan in the north, to The Taj Mahal in Agra, Fatihpur Sikri, Bundi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Delhi and Jaipur, to name but a few of the fabulous places he visited.

What do you think would be the most surprising aspects of travelling in India?

Animals
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Traffic
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The spicy food
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Crowds of people
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The noise
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Pollution
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The languages
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The money
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The heat
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See some photos of Incredible India here

Regional food: Derbyshire

Regional food: Derbyshire

Regional food: Derbyshire

All countries have regional food specialities; France is famous for its regional cuisine and world wide renowned foods but what about the UK ? What types of dishes do you associate with the UK ?

Sue is from Derbyshire and she has a bit of difficulty trying to name 5 regional specialities ! 

Do you know where Derbyshire is ? Google it to find out !!!

She mentions 5 regional specialities, listen to the podcast and then take a look at these pictures and try to find the correct name for each dish.

 How does Sue describe this tart?

 

What does Sue really like about this meal ?

 

 What makes this cheese so green ?

 

 

When do we eat this particular cheese ?

 What does Chris say about this Northern speciality? 

 Where is this beer brewed ?

The huge Music Intros Quiz

The huge Music Intros Quiz

The Huge Music Intros Quiz – a fitting way to end 2018 with a mega quiz that you can play with friends and family.

A hundred well-know and less well-know intros of popular songs to test the most ardent music fans.

Think you know music?

Then try our quiz – we are sure it’s going to test you.

A very special guest has agreed to talk about the EFL PodBlog team and our quiz too, which was a bonus for us.

How quickly can you name a piece of music when it starts playing? Within the first minute? How about after the first few notes? Welcome to the ultimate EFLPodBlog intros quiz…

How well do you know your music?

Well enough to name a piece after just hearing the introduction?

Just like in pub quizzes everywhere, we’ve put together the ultimate intros quiz.

Test your knowledge below – and let us know how you get on!

If you would like the answers to the quiz, then leave a comment below and we’ll see what we can do 😉

Above, all, we hope that you enjoy it!

We all love quizzes, right? But why do we love them so much?

It is becoming increasingly obvious that our culture has developed an insatiable desire for new quiz formats and different types of gaming,’ said Glenn Wilson, a psychologist at the University of London.

‘People now feel they are entitled to their 15 minutes of fame and that, combined with the current get-rich-quick attitude, means the idea of appearing on television to compete for these huge cash prizes is appealing to our society like never before.’

We must specify, that there are no prizes for this quiz, just a huge amount of kudos to those that get at least 80% of the answers correct.

Enjoy this quiz? Try this quiz out

PS – the introduction interview is just meant as a bit of fun – we are totally non-political

 

 

The food we miss from home part 2

The food we miss from home part 2

The Foods We miss from home part 2 – When living away from home, your tastes change and you learn to adapt to the local food and end up loving it in most cases.

That said, we can still miss some of the food from back home and from time to time, get a craving for those tastes.

Now, I’m not saying that French food is not good – far from it – but no matter how long you are away from home, you still may get a mad desire to eat the foods that you grew up with and this is the theme of today’s podcast.

You may even find that when you eventually get hold of the foods from back home.

You know the ones that you craved, they may have an anti-climax effect on you and you realise that your mind has been playing tricks on you and you don’t really like them as much as you thought you did.

When we first came to France, it was virtually impossible to find any of the food that we ate back in the UK, however, many are now available in bigger cities or where there is a concentration of expats.

At times when we cannot find the foods that we crave, we have the choice to either make them ourselves, where possible, or to substitue French foods for those that we miss.

Examples are making my own clotted cream – a long process, but well worth it!

Substituting ‘Poitrine fumé’ for bacon and using Toulouse sausages in place of English sausages, for when you just cannot go without an English breakfast.

There are certain things that cannot be substituted though, such as Marmite – I mean nothing comes close – although some would question why anyone would seek out Marmite. As Brits, we also miss two favourite British meals ; Indian curry and Fish & Chips.

Fish and chips and curry are available in France, but sorry France, they’re not as good as back in the UK!

The first part is here

Fred’s bucket list

Fred’s bucket list

Listen to Fred talking about his bucket list.

As with many people, he wants to travel, perhaps all over the world, and a bucket list is a great way to tick off travel destinations.

The good thing about this is that as we tick off destinations, we get an appetite for even more travel.

But Bucket Lists are not just about doing scary or adventurous things, as Fred mentions, they can also be almost a personal development opportunity, making more ‘me’ or family time. 

Living in the present and savouring everyday moments can also be an opportunity that a Bucket List can present.

The Foods We miss from The UK

The Foods We miss from The UK

The Foods We miss from The UK When living away from home, your tastes change and you learn to adapt to the local food and end up loving it in most cases.

That said, we can still miss some of the food from back home and from time to time, get a craving for those tastes.

Now, I’m not saying that French food is not good – far from it – but no matter how long you are away from home, you still may get a mad desire to eat the foods that you grew up with and this is the theme of today’s podcast.

You may even find that when you eventually get hold of the foods from back home.

You know the ones that you craved, they may have an anti-climax effect on you and you realise that your mind has been playing tricks on you and you don’t really like them as much as you thought you did.

When we first came to France, it was virtually impossible to find any of the food that we ate back in the UK, however, many are now available in bigger cities or where there is a concentration of expats.

At times when we cannot find the foods that we crave, we have the choice to either make them ourselves, where possible, or to substitue French foods for those that we miss.

Examples are making my own clotted cream – a long process, but well worth it!

Substituting ‘Poitrine fumé’ for bacon and using Toulouse sausages in place of English sausages, for when you just cannot go without an English breakfast.

There are certain things that cannot be substituted though, such as Marmite – I mean nothing comes close – although some would question why anyone would seek out Marmite. As Brits, we also miss two favourite British meals ; Indian curry and Fish & Chips.

Fish and chips and curry are available in France, but sorry France, they’re not as good as back in the UK!

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