Living abroad for the first time is one of the most fantastic life experiences, but can, at times, turn into a huge challenge. Adapting to another country’s culture takes time and it is even more difficult when the spoken language is not yours. Sometimes you just need to be surrounded by familiar landmarks, not just to remind yourself of your country of origin, but also to make you aware of what you like best in your adopted city. This time, I will focus on Bristol, my hometown, and show you the best places to find the cozy environment of your family cocoon. What a pleasure !
1. FOR GERMAN STUDENTS: BAVARIAN BEERHOUSE
In this lively meeting place you will have no choice but to hurry on wooden benches to watch the Bundesliga while enjoying culinary specialties and drinks from Germany – Bavarian hospitality at its best. higher level. In September, it is also the privileged place to celebrate the Oktoberfest . The property is located between King Street and Queen’s Square in the heart of Harborside.
2. FOR SOUTH AMERICAN STUDENTS: LA RUCA
The Ruca, on Gloucester Road , is run by a Chilean couple who happen to be the friendliest people in the world. Let’s be clear: the Latin cuisine that is offered is not the one that is usually for the British – it is authentic hearty dishes such as huevos rancheros, enchiladas, quesadillas and chimichangas , all prepared with ingredients imported from South America. To access the bar, you will have to cross the store, which is full of all kinds of typical Latin American specialties.
3. FOR FRENCH STUDENTS: ARTISAN AND PASTRY LEILA
The Artisan , also on Gloucester Road , defines himself as a foretaste of France in the heart of Bristol and he is not wrong. Go for a coffee, accompanied by a slice of traditional French cake, to the sound of authentic French tunes broadcast in the background. Head to Stoke’s Croft , down Gloucester Road , to discover Patisserie Leila , where typically French cakes and pastries are prepared by chefs trained at the luxurious Le Nôtre culinary school in Paris. It is delicious.
4. FOR SPANISH STUDENTS: BRAVAS TAPAS BAR
At the corner of Cotham Hill and Whiteladies Road is a tiny tapas bar called Bravas , a popular retreat for Bristol’s growing Hispanic community. The menu is faithful to the inevitable Spanish classics such as patatas tortilla, jamon Iberico, patatas bravas and the favorite culinary addiction of all: the croquetas . Some local ingredients are also used in some dishes to add a touch of sassy West Country . Because we are in Bristol.
5. FOR MEXICAN STUDENTS: CASA MEXICANA
Let’s face it: authentic Mexican cuisine is hard to come by because there are about 100 food chains in the UK that have turned Comida Mexicanainto a little too British cuisine to please the palate of the many . Fortunately there are still places, like Casa Mexicana, on Zetland Road , run by two Bristol residents who once lived in Mexico. While it’s Tex-Mex cuisine (do not panic, Mexican readers!), But it’s hearty and hearty recipes that garner all the votes. In addition, the style of places is very Mexican, which is already a good point.