Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Once a year, the provincial Thai capital of Lopburi becomes the scene of simian gluttony, when around 2000 monkeys tuck into a feast of fresh fruit at the Monkey Buffet Festival (this year on November 26).
The best place to enjoy fall color in China is the Imperial Xiangshan Park in Beijing. The maple and kaki trees glow in brilliant shades of red and yellow, interspersed with pagodas, pavilions, temples and a villa that was once home to Mao Zedong.
And where do New Yorkers go for a breath of crisp fall air? To Central Park, with its 20 000 trees. You can also catch some color in Fort Tryon Park (Manhattan), Prospect Park (Brooklyn) and Alley Pond Park (Queens).
From India to Bavaria and Andalusia: Traditional dress is back in style. Need some inspiration? Here’s a brief guide.
It’s a wrap
A sari can consist of up to nine meters of billowing silk. The Indian garment is sold only in one size – along with a matching swatch of fabric that is used to make an underskirt and a bodice.
The secret language of bows
Country style? Not really. Even 150 years ago, dirndls were very popular amongst the stylish set in cities. Remember the code: Ladies with a bow tied on the right are spoken for; those with a bow on the left are single.
Flamenco dresses, with their tight waists, bright colors and patterns, deep flounces around the skirt and sleeves, are typically worn on festive occasions. Want your own? Check the second-hand stores in Andalusia – or rent one for a day.