Mexican cuisine is centered on three national staples: tortillas, beans and chili peppers. Tortillas are thin round patties of pressed corn or wheat-flour dough cooked on griddles. Beans (frijoles) are eaten boiled, fried or refried, in soups, on tortillas or with just about anything. Apart from an astonishing array of freshly squeezed fruit juices (jugos), which are readily available from street stalls, Mexico is also famous for its alcoholic beverages - mezcal and tequila in particular. Pulque is a mildly alcoholic drink derived directly from the sap of the maguey.
Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. Here are 10 countries (in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting.
As makers of some of the world’s best-selling condoms, Durex is no stranger to sex. But always wanting to stay, ahem, on top, the brand regularly commissions surveys to find out more about the customers and the differing attitudes between countries and regions. The brand’s most recent survey looked at the sex lives of those living India, the USA, Japan, South Africa, Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Singapore, Mexico and Brazil. Over 26,000 people were polled and the results were an eye-opener into the habits and satisfaction levels of each nation. We took a look at some of the more interesting facts to come from the survey to let you know who’s getting it- and just how much they are getting- around the world.