Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
No neon-lit tunnel, this, but a 40-meter-high bridge spanning the Des Moines River. Its web of blue lights has an almost mesmerizing effect on people crossing to get to the High Trestle Trail in the U.S. state of Iowa on the other side.
Soapbox speeches won’t achieve respect and understanding. The 28th Jewish Culture Festival, held in the former Jewish quarter of Kraków, Kazimierz, fosters them with music, guided tours, workshops and readings (June 22-July 1).
Soccer’s fine, but in Mexico and Bhutan, and on the Philippines, many people find other traditional sports even more exciting.
WILD AND WESTERN
Charros, Mexico’s cowboys, demonstrate their prowess with horses before huge audiences. Their charreada, a mix of different equestrian sports, is similar to the U.S. rodeo – and a bone of contention among animal rights activists.
BOW AND ARROW
The local soccer ground is to Germany what the archery range is to Bhutan: Every village, however small, has one, and everyone turns up at competitions. A hit from 140 meters away is celebrated with a traditional victory dance.
CUT AND THRUST
Arnis, better known as Filipino Martial Arts, is the national sport of the Philippines. Not only are hands and feet allowed as weapons, but in some contests also sticks, knives, daggers and swords.
The owners of the Feast India Company restaurant in Kanpur, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, are huge fans of US film director Wes Anderson – and it shows. Their surreal The Pink Zebra project was realized by New Delhi architects Renesā.