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The Best Countries for Food

The Best Countries for Food

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One of the highlights of any overseas trip is tasting the local cuisine. Great food can really enhance your experience of another culture as the food of a region is so inextricably tied in with cultural identity. Certain countries are particularly famous for their delicious and unique food. Italy: It may seem a little cliche but Italian cuisine is simply some of the best on the planet. Just because you have tried the pizza shop down the road or made pasta in your home does not mean that you have had the Italian food experience. Authentic Italian food is a world away from microwaved lasagne and features antipasto and other Mediterranean delights France: Rich sauces, breads, and pastries dominate French cuisine, providing a satisfying and indulgent experience. Ordering a cheese…
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How Hotels Get their Star Ratings

How Hotels Get their Star Ratings

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Hotel Star ratings are quite complex and differ internationally. A few European countries have a star rating system that is standardized making it easier for guests to understand rating across country borders. However, no such standardization exists between countries like the United Kingdom, India, and the United States. All-star rating systems require detailed inspections in order to determine an appropriate star rating for the hotel or accommodation. There are a number of factors that can affect a hotel's rating. One Star Rating: A one-star rating meets the bare minimum basic accommodation needs of a guest. The appearance is normally very basic and maybe a little scruffy. There are typically no services available to guests such as ironing, or free wifi. One star accommodation may not meet standards of cleanliness. Hostels…
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