Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Las Vegas, USA
American sculptor Nancy Rubins has created a giant bouquet of flowers out of 2000 boats and other vessels. She calls it “Big Edge” and it stands in Las Vegas – in the middle of the hot, dusty Mojave Desert.
We’re all familiar with cheeses from Brie, Parma and Emmental. For a more piquant experience, why not nibble on these more exotic dairy products?
Italian pit cheese
Fossa, a sweetly pungent cheese from Sogliano near Rimini, matures in pits. Legend has it that the townfolk buried their cheeses to safeguard them from plundering invaders – and then discovered they tasted better than ever.
Spanish steppe cheese
Tens of thousands of merino sheep graze on the arid plains of the Extremadura. Their milk is used to produce La Serena cheese, wich owes its somewhat bitter flavor to the thistle-based vegetable rennet used in its production.
Norwegian world champion
Fanaost, winner of the World Cheese Awards 2018, is a gouda made near Bergen using the milk of only 12 cows. Experts rank Norway as one of the best cheesemaking nations in the world.
Suffering from writer’s block and need a change of scene? Here are three magnificent houses where bestsellers were written – and you can even rent some by the day:
Ian Fleming, a British ex-spy, wrote all 14 of his James Bond novels here in the Caribbean – and even designed the villa himself. theflemingvilla.com
Rudyard Kipling didn’t actually write the legendary Jungle Book in India, but in the U.S. He nicked the name of his villa there from a marble pavilion in Lahore, the still part of India. The villa sleeps eight people. landmarktrustusa.org
Royal Albion Hotel, England
Charles Dickens adored Broadstairs, a seaside resort in Kent, and spent many summers at the Royal Albion Hotel. A Dickens Festival is being held here in his honor from 21 through 23 June. albionbroadstairs.co.uk
The Great Himalaya Trail, Silk Road, Way of St. Jacob: The guidebook 500 Walks covers the oldest long-distance trails and walks around the world. An ideal companion for all avid hikers, it provides detailed routes and plenty of entertaining facts.