Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Snow monkeys will splash for hours in the thermal springs of Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano Prefecture. It is thought that they learned this behavior by imitating monks. After all, Japan has a great tradition of bathing in hot springs (onsen).
A nuisance for motorists but an aesthetic delight: In the UAE, the wind is constantly creating and destroying sand dunes that sometimes even bring road traffic to a standstill. Australian photographer Irenaeus Herok used a drone to capture the beauty of the drifting sand on the highway.
Koreans never used to eat dairy products, but that’s all changed. Fans from around the world now flock to Cheese Village in Imsil, the world’s only cheese theme park. A few decades ago, a Catholic priest from Belgium sparked the trend by making goat’s cheese. An entire nation now appreciates what raised a few eyebrows at first.
Is this a Russian version of the Burning Man? Almost. Artists here create giant outdoor art for the Archstoyanie Festival every year, but as very little of it is burned, the meadow has become a veritable sculpture park.