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 in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. When a boy is born, his family prays that he will become a good wrestler. The ancient tradition is still a status symbol in the nomadic community here, and the focus of many young men’s lives.“
A giant zeppelin named Gulliver straddles the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. Forty-two meters long and made of wood, it recalls the optimistic mood of the early 20th century. Gulliver’s interior serves the museum as event space.
How about vacationing at a vineyard? More recent wine-growing regions in India, Canada and Thailand have joined classic destinations in Bourgogne, Rioja and Piedmont and offer fascinating holidays for connoisseurs
CURRY WITH CABERNET
India is one of the oldest wine-growing countries in the world; people were fermenting grapes here 2500 years ago. But commercial wine production only came into its own in the 1990s. India now even has its own wine capital, Nashik, located northeast of Mumbai.
Vinland – in other words, wineland – is what the Vikings once called the east coast of North America. The Okanagan Valley on Canada’s west coast is regarded as the equivalent of California’s Napa Valley. Guess what Vinland’s roughly 120 vineyards produce – yep, ice wine!
A taste of the Tropics
So you thought good wines could only be grown between the 30th and 50th parallels? The vintages grown in Thai wine-growing areas, such as the mountains surrounding Hua Hin, provide tasty proof that you would be wrong.
The most expensive globe produced by former nightclub operator Peter Bellerby and his team at his factory in London costs a cool 80 000 euros. Weeks of work go into each one of his exquisitely and painstakingly detailed, handmade globes. The Louvre in Paris is likely Bellerby’s most famous client.