Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Live music, good pub food and a great atmosphere: The Prince Albert in Brighton on the east coast of England is a treat. If you can’t find the address, simply look out for a mural with the portraits of music stars, most of whom played here.
“Valborgsmässoafton” or simply “Valborg” is the Swedish name for their traditional Walpurgis Night festival. On April 30, people light bonfires and dance around them to banish winter and welcome spring.
You silly egg! You flea! You meatball! Oddly enough, these are terms of endearment in China, France and Italy. A selection of choice pet names from around the world
a belly full of love
The way to the heart is through the stomach. Here’s proof: the French call their lover their “cabbage,” the Spanish, “half an orange,” the Japanese, “egg with eyes.” Oval heads are generally considered a beauty standard in the Far East.
the heart and other organs
“My heart and liver!” is a term of endearment in China. In Ireland, they say mo chuisle, “my pulse,” whereas Tibetans call their beloved “revered poison of my heart.”
The Germans lead, drawing inspiration from animals to call their lover a snail, sparrow, rabbit or mouse, closely followed by the French (“My doe!”) and the Italians (“My chick! My microbe!”).