Food and Drinks in Europe
Francesinha means 'little French girl' in Portuguese and is the Portuguese version of the croque-monsieur, the French interpretation of a ham and cheese sandwich. The story goes that a Portuguese man who lived in France returned to his hometown Porto and came up with this new concept, Francesinha. So a Francesinha is a ham and cheese sandwich with lots of additional meat, like sausage and roast meat, doused in (and here comes the secret ingredient) special tomato-beer sauce. This healthy mix is often topped off with an egg and covered in french fries. There is a lot of ritual and tradition involved in eating a Francesinha, but the golden rule is to never drink water with it.
Maybe due to the proximity to Italy, the Slovenian people eat an insane amount of pizza. Nevertheless, the country is well positioned in the meat-potato-beer belt of Europe, where a healthy meal consists of meat and potatoes, all washed down with a proper sized local beer.
Going to London and not visit some pubs, is... well, not something that should happen. Pubs are just such a big part of British culture and history, that they have to be experienced thoroughly. Some of these drinking holes have been around for 400 years, though the building might have burned down a couple of times throughout history. Take for example the pub on the picture, Lamb & Flag on Rose Street in Covent Garden. It was first licensed in 1625, but probably goes back to the time of Queen Elizabeth I (end of 16th-century). Rumour has it that Charles Dickens was a regular here. Can it become more Londonish?