Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
A laugh a minute
Two Scotmen walk into a bar … no, ragging the natives is taboo at the International Comedy festival in Glasgow, Europe’s biggest (this year, March 14-31), which welcomes a host of charming stand-up comics.
In 2018, the jury of Siena International Photo Award had to judge more images than ever before: 48 000, sent in by photographers from 156 countries. Christoph Kaula’s sprinting hamster was not a winner in the Animal category, but it did earn him a Remarkable Award.
Peruvian artist Cecilia Paredes usually features herself standing, sitting or reclining in the middle of her tapestry-like works. So well does she blend into her textile backgrounds that it sometimes takes a second glance to spot her.
Diamonds, chrome, platinum, coal … South Africa is rich in minerals, but mining transforms the environment. Cape Town photographer Dillon Marsh points up the conflict between profit and nature in his photomontage series For What it’s Worth.
Cycling season is here again! But traditional European destinations are now facing competition – from Africa!
Cape Town, the African biking capital, has routes that are open year-round both within the city limits and in the nearby mountains and on the coast. The big bicycle festival Lifecycle Week takes place March 2 to 11.
Whatever you pedal – a city bike in magical Marrakech, a gravel bike in the vast Agafay Desert or a mountainbike in the wild Atlas Mountains – Morocco is a fantastic country to explore under your own steam.