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Transcript of Countries

Travelling the World

Popular attractions include the pyramids of Teotihuacán, the largest Mayan city at Chichen Itza, beaches at Las Cabos and the Copper Canyon which can be explored on the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railway (10 Top Tourist Attractions in Mexico 2013).
Mexican food is popular throughout the world and is well known for its tortillas, beans and rice, tacos, chorizos and enchiladas – and of course, chillies!

Its cuisine is derived from a blending of indigenous and European flavours (Kniseley 2010).

Visitors can also enjoy tequila, Mexican beer and chocolate.
A rich history dating back to ancient times provides a backdrop to Italian beliefs and traditions. Family, food, religion, history, music, art and architecture are each important facets of Italian culture. Opera also has origins in Italy.

Roman Catholicism is the major religion in Italy, comprising about 90% of the population. The Muslim faith, Protestant denominations and Judaism also represented (Zimmermann 2014).
Traditional Rwandan culture thrives today, influenced by colonialism, with a rich tradition of music, dancing for celebration, and drumming to inspire emotion and excitement (Musanze 2014).

There are strong ethnic divisions within society however many cultural aspects including language, religion and lifestyle are shared. Kinyarwanda is the common language of the multilingual population (Expert Africa 2013).

More than 90% of Rwandans identify as Christians. Other religions include Islam, Animism and Atheism.
Visitors can go on gorilla safaris, explore national parks and wilderness areas and experience local culture.

Several memorial sites are dedicated to the victims of the 1994 genocide that devastated this tiny nation (Attractions of Rwanda 2014).
Traditional Rwandan foods are based on the local produce including plantains, cassava, bananas and beans. Milk and beer made from bananas or sorghum are popular drinks.

Traditional dishes include
cassava and corn,
cassava leaves with eggplant and spinach and
fried plantains (CIA 2014).
Every city in Portugal has its own traditional dishes. A speciality is the
Pasteis de nata,
Portuguese Custard Tart, now widely known around the world. Portugal is also known for other specialties such as
, Salted Cod Fish, which is mostly imported from Norway.

The Portuguese also enjoy their meat,
pork and
Tras- os-Montes,
cured meats (Europe 2014).

The majority of Portuguese are Catholics who observe national holidays and celebrations. The commemoration of saints is common throughout the country and most cities have multiple churches and cathedrals relating back to Catholicism (Portugal 2012).

Music such as Fado plays a great importance in Portuguese culture, known as the Portuguese song, and can be traced back to the 1820’s (Portugal 2014).
The Portuguese have many cultural attractions such as architecture with several medieval castles, the azulejo, and Portuguese pavement (Golisbon 2014).
Spain has a vibrant culture which can be shown through various arts, dances and music. Flamenco is a style of music and dance which originated in Spain, and although this is a complex dance, this style has influenced other communities (Maps of the World 2014).

The majority of the population’s religion is Catholic; however other religions practiced include Islam, Judaism, Protestantism and Hinduism (Spain 2014).

One of the more popular attractions in Spain is the running of the bull which is held every year in July, in the city of Navarra.

Other attractions include the Sagrada Familia, a large Roman Catholic church where construction began in 1882 and is still being constructed today; and the party destination, the island Ibiza (Touropia 2013).
Tapas are a popular dish in Spain that is generally made up of meats and are served after breakfast but before lunch or in the afternoon.

Other well-known dishes that have originated in Spain are the Spanish Paella, Empanada and the Churro (Spanish Food 2014).
The National Eisteddfod is a celebration of Welsh culture. The festival stages music, dance, and visual arts.

It aims to promote the Welsh language and bring communities together (The National Eisteddfod of Wales 2014).
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch is a large village that became famous for its long name.

It has the longest name for a railway station in Wales, and now holds the longest domain name in the world
(Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch 2014).
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To ensure the sources used to create this presentation were credible, a variety of tools were used including checking currency, accuracy, authority, objectivity and scope (Metzger 2007).

A great variety of sources were available online offering information on each country researched, so the presenters were careful to critically evaluate each source using the group’s specified checklist to determine the credibility and reliability of each.

Only those sources that met all the listed criteria were utilised and the information incorporated into the existing knowledge bases of the presenters (Bundy 2004) to create an informative, credible presentation.

Pasta, cheese and wine are quintessential components of Italian food. Southern Italy has tomato as a dominant ingredient while in the North rice, fish, pork and potatoes are common ingredients.

Meals bring people together, sustaining social and family relationships (Zimmermann 2014).
Italy has many historical attractions dating from Ancient Roman times to the Renaissance, including forty UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the mountains to the sea there are many spectacular places to visit including the World Heritage listed Amalfi Coast (Italia 2014).
Welsh cakes otherwise known as “cage bach” or "picau ar y maen" are about the size of a cookie, made from scone ingredients and cooked on a griddle, like pancakes.

Welsh cakes are ‘an example of a unique and traditional food that reflects the resourceful, wholesome, and practical nature of the Welsh people (History 2014).
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Boarding Flight AM0008 Mexico (12hrs)
Boarding Flight AM0001/IB3886 Spain (17h55)
Boarding Flight VY8462 Portugal (1h55)
Boarding Flight EZY2716 Italy (2h30)
Boarding Flight KLMKL2564/KLMKL0535 Rwanda (27h)
Boarding Flight KQ0444/KQ0886/CZ0321 Australia (30h25) Final Destination.
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Officially known as the United Mexican States and is a federal republic in North America. Mexico City is the nation’s capital. The majority of Mexican’s speak Spanish, and with 121 million Mexican citizens, it’s the largest Spanish speaking population in the world. There are also 62 registered indigenous languages (Zimmerman 2013).

Mexicans are predominately Catholic, with 90% of the population identifying with this faith. During November, Mexico celebrates the Day of the Dead, which combines Catholic and indigenous rituals (Zimmerman 2013).

Interestingly, Bullfighting is Mexico’s national sport, however soccer is more popular (Random Facts about Mexico 2008).

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Welcome to Group 1's Presentation.

Come on a journey around the world to gain an insight into the diverse religions, cultures, attractions and cuisines of a variety of countries.

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Boarding Flight CA178/CA937 Wales (26h

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There is a rich tapestry of cultures that cover the globe. A quick trip through Wales, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Rwanda provides a brief glimpse of this tapestry.

Each country possesses its own unique identity. This identity is expressed through the symbols of the national anthem and flag, cuisine and cultural traditions. All of this is set against a backdrop of natural and man made attractions. Travelling around the world and visiting different countries provides a first hand experience and clearer understanding of the world we all share.
Presented by Samantha Aitken, Monica Azenha, Samantha Colenso-Wallace, Steven Cutajar, Rebecca Draper and Rachel Measham-Pywel
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