Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
The dark side of the roost
No, it’s not some creature from Star Wars – the Ayam Cemani is a breed of chicken from Indonesia. The pigment of the feathers, eyes and even the flesh and bones is pitch-black. The price of a day-old chick: 199 dollars.
Red and white are Santa’s colors, but also those of the Night of the Radishes celebrated every December 23 since 1897 in Oaxaca, Mexico. That’s when specially grown, often oddly shaped radishes as big as potatoes are carved into animals and monsters, crib figures and saints.
Bangladesh is not exactly a classic tourist destination, but photographer Ashraful Arefin’s images of everyday life on the streets in the capital, Dhaka, in Delhi, India, and in Bhaktapur, Nepal (photo) cast ordinary people in a special, warm light, arousing interest in his homeland.