Can you say "I'm buying" in 12 languages? Embark on this international drinking tour with comedian Zane Lamprey who takes you around the world to master the local drinking customs.
There’s just something about Belgium. Maybe it’s the friendly and welcoming people who with three official languages still find it easy to converse in English (the 4th unofficial language). Maybe it’s the world renowned waffles and chocolate. Or perhaps it’s the fact that Belgium is home to over a thousand varieties of beers. Belgium even boasts their vintage beer which is bottled similar to champagne. Whatever it is, Belgium is energetic and carefree with a mood that is infectious and summoning in all of us to live as Belgians and enjoy life to the fullest.
It’s no surprise that Costa Rica means “rich coast”. With over 19,652 square miles, Costa Rica touches both the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. That’s not the only reason over 3.5 million people call this country home. Costa Rica also boasts one of the highest standards of living of all central American countries. Even crocodiles find a place in this beautiful land. Over 2,500 of the worldwide 15,000 American Crocodiles enjoy the rivers, waterfalls, and rainforests of Costa Rica. Whether it’s the coast or crocodiles, Costa Rica has a natural attraction for people who are ready to enjoy life.
Experience a fascinating ancient language, more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world, and specially brewed beer. In a word, Wales is a land that inspires myths and legends, as well as the only place to conquer the famous Mumbles Mile pub crawl. For a small country, Wales manages to cram quite a bit in.
Despite the Latin origin of its name Campania meaning “plain”, Champagne is home to one of the most glamorous wines in the world – Champagne. This historic province in northeastern France was once the battleground for French invasions and now produces over 280 million bottles of champagne! With so many vineyards a visitor may think they could get dizzy, but no worries, popular belief is that champagne cannot give you a hangover. So lift your glasses and toast! Champagne!
Though it is often seen as a multifaceted mosaic of international customs and traditions, Jamaica has one tradition that crosses international boundaries – the three R’s: Red Stripe, Reggae, and Rum. Jamaica boasts of rhythm and movement from street corners and rum bars across the island. Stop in for a quick drink or stay to party. Jamaica - “the biggest little island in the world” – promises fun for everyone.
Not only is Tequila named after a town in Jalisco, Mexico, it is also the national beverage of Mexico. The key to this town’s charm is the food, music, and you guessed it…Tequila. With less than 35,000 people, the town of Tequila welcomes visitors who come to explore their world famous tequila farms. Not quite sure when to go? Try stopping by during the Mexican National Tequila Fair held every year in Tequila from November 30 to December 12. This is when you’ll find Tequila at its best with parades, charreadas (Mexican rodeos), cock fights, serenades with mariachis, fireworks, and that’s right…Tequila.
The saying home is where the heart is may be true but in Ireland’s case, home is where Guinness is made! Guinness is the most popular beer in Ireland and the best place to get a Guinness is at the local pub. In Ireland the pub is more than a place to try a true Black & Tan. It’s the heart of Irish culture and the place where people come to swap stories, tell jokes, and enjoy traditional Irish folk music. Ireland welcomes all to experience the traditions of their Island. It isn’t uncommon to hear the Irish toast a new comer with ‘Slainte’ – a toast to good health. So whether you’re enjoying the Irish countryside on vacation or breezing through on business, take some time to enjoy a Guinness and remember that Ireland is yours to discover and enjoy.
Until 1973 Belize was named British Honduras. While this Central American country may have some strong British influences there are numerous cultures that have created an intriguing mix of fun. From African to Spanish to native influences, Belize is an adventurer’s paradise. Whether you’re exploring the Mayan temples, fishing in the beautiful coastline, or trying bizarre and exotic drinks, Belize is an experience beyond comparison. So get ready to explore the country and the people who are as warm and friendly as the climate.