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).
The facade of the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, designed by Frank Gehry, is no shrinking violet. Inside, it’s even more vibrant, with shows on Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie. The defining color of the latest exhibition, dedicated to Prince, who died in 2016, is purple.
Eyes open, taste buds ready to receive! Gourmets from around the world flock to Spectrum, the two Michelin-starred restaurant at Amsterdam’s Waldorf Astoria hotel. Sidney Schutte and his team not only serve the finest food, they are also masters of presentation, as evidenced by this herring with puffed potato and dill milk, miso cinnamon cream, and bacon-infused egg yolk (above).
These charming porkers are the sole inhabitants of the Bahamian island Big Major Cay. Popularly known as “Pig Beach”, the island attracts throngs of tourists who come here to pet and feed the swimming piggies.