Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
My favorite photo
“I took this photo during the annual boat-race week on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, one of the Lesser Antilles. A man has gathered up a sail before wading into the water to raise it on one of the yachts.”
The Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam with its art-deco facade of glazed tiles, ceramic sculptures and wrought-iron grids and lamps, is one of the most spectacular cinemas in the world. Built shortly after World War I by Polish immigrant Abraham Tuschinski, the main auditorium had an astonishing 1600 seats. Happily, it has survived unscathed and is now owned by film distributor Pathé.
A stroll through loud, buzzing Marrakesh may leave you yearning for a peaceful spot. Welcome to Riad Yasmine, a boutique hotel in the old city, with seven rooms and suites and a rooftop terrace with a great view over the “Red City.”
Beach season is coming, so what’s to stop you from tearing off your clothes and jumping into the waves? Etiquette, that’s what. A guide to the different beach rules around the world.
Every self-respecting Brazilian man wears a skimpy Speedo at the beach – and dries off in the sun. Anyone on the beach with a towel is definitely a tourist.
Topless bathing is perfectly acceptable in many European countries, but you’d better keep your top on in the USA. Not even infants and toddlers run around entirely naked at the beach but usually wear diapers.
Are you the type who gets up early to bag a top spot at the beach with your towel? What is frowned upon at many beaches is strictly prohibited in Italy. You could end up facing a 200-euro fine for claiming that prime position.