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For 2016, the UNESCO has nominated 21 new properties across the world. Let us begin a little series by introducing the five most spectacular ones in Europe, as a feast for the eyes or even as an inspiration for upcoming travels.
Reiki is a simple and effective healing method. It´s a form of Alternative Medicine developed in 1922 by the Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.
Did you know that Roald Dahl’s stories were published in Playboy Magazine?
Valued not only for flavour and aroma, herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. Herbs have always been used as the basis for so-called "Traditional Chinese Medicine" which has been handed down through generations in the East for over two millennia. Even after the emergence of modern medicine during the last century, the power of nature never entirely fell into oblivion – the popularity of medicinal plants and herbs is now experiencing a renaissance.
Located in a palace building in the heart of a huge park, the Museo di Capodimonte forms one of the country’s largest and artistically richest museums. Since its opening in 1957 in the rooms of the royal palace of the Bourbons, a beautiful former summer residence and hunting lodge from the 18th-century, visitors can...
Since its establishment in 2006, the foundation has been based in the homonymous Palazzo Strozzi, a symbolic monument of Renaissance domestic architecture. On behalf of the Florentine merchant Filippo Strozzi, also known as Il Vecchio, the construction of the family residence began in 1489. After its completion in 1538, the Palazzo remained the property of the Strozzi family until 1937. In 1999 it was handed over to the City of Florence.
Although the best time of year for climbing is spring, summer and autumn, climbing can be pursued virtually any time of year and in most weather conditions – except, of course, blizzards or storms. With so many different locations and types of crags, the choice is endless. Below is a selection of renowned climbing destinations that cover an immense diversity of rock type and difficulty levels, not to mention beautiful landscapes and fantastic scenery.
Drinking wine is easy? These gadgets promise to make it even easier, better and more fun! But can they keep their promise? We've tested 5 wine gadgets under 20€.
After headaches, feeling cold, and lacking energy, I’m trying out the five elements of nutrition. Follow my series of articles to find out my experiences.
Located in Bressanone’s historic heart, this charming design hotel truly feels like a home away from home. Small but nice – there is not much to do at this auberge, but you will still enjoy every minute you spend here. Guests reside in only 11 stylish suites, complete with contemporary furnishings, Jacuzzis and private terraces. With more-than-average sunny days, the roof-top terrace is a great place to enjoy sun and views. There is no restaurant, but the hotel bar serves regional specialties. The breakfast is delicious, with oven-fresh goods from the in-house cafe and confectionery shop.
How much salt is good for you? On more herbs, less salt day, we’re providing you with seven facts about the consumption of salt you should...
Currently in its fourth year, the annual Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival is a local favourite in the line-up of fall events. With a cadre of reputable chefs and winemakers as participants, the festival brings good food and fine wine to quaint Edgartown, located on the Vineyard’s eastern coast. Skirting the small harbour, The Boathouse club and marina offers the perfect setting for two days of wine tasting, with corresponding munchies on offer at local restaurants.
Looking for new reading material? We’ve listed the ten most recent winners of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
At first view, it’s like a trip into the past. This e-bike resembles the board track racers of the early 1920s but flies into the new century at 20 miles per hour.
Call me Mr Unadventurous, but there are some oriental culinary exploits I might decide to return with a polite, “No thank you.” Eating fried scorpion, for example, which is a Thai delicacy, is one. Others who are of a more outgoing nature may want to try such delicacies, confident that these crunchy bites won’t send shivers through their taste buds. One motivation for such daring can be explained as: “It’s just once in a lifetime.” But, to be fair, far more people on this planet eat insects and other animals unusual to the western palate than one may suppose.
A wine tasting is the perfect opportunity for all the wine lovers out there. But do you know what the do's and don'ts are? Do you swallow the wine or do you spit it? What should I wear? How should I behave? You will get all the informations about the perfect wine tasting in this article.
This German headphone manufacturer accustomed his clients to high-quality headphones equipped with the latest technology. With Edition 10, the first open-back headphone, Ultrasone AG offers pure luxury in a limited edition production: only 2010 units are for sale.
The collection of John and Dominique de Menil (housed in a Renzo Piano building) consists of nearly 15,000 works dating from the Paleolithic era to the present day, with a special focus on four areas – antiquity, Byzantine and mediaeval, tribal and 20th-century art.
In Brazil for the Olympics or watching it on TV? Wondering what lies in Rio's culture beyond Carnival? How about a Brazilian drink as you ponder.
In Brazil for the Olympics? Watching on television? Wondering what lies in Rio's culture beyond Carnival? Here's some food for thought.
Crombie coats are famous everywhere. Other companies refer to their own coats very often as a “Crombie”. But there is only one coat archetype: Crombie’s famous three-quarter length overcoat.
What's better than ice cream on a hot day? Ice cream with vodka, rum or tequila! We tell you more about this new summer trend.
On Pluto Demoted Day, we’re presenting you with nine facts you probably didn’t know about our favourite dwarf planet!
Think Hong Kong cafe fabulous without the jet lag!
Regardless of whether we’re in the lucky position to witness this year's annular solar eclipse over Africa, there are so many songs that create the right mood for it and allow us to at least take part mentally in this natural spectacle. Which one would you add to your own solar eclipse playlist?
Inspiration came to Genco Berk during a trip in China while observing ancient Chinese coins. Round with a square hole in the middle, they showed the unity between heaven and earth. The Austrian designer decided to translate this concept into a humidor and represent the connection between earthy products, like cigars, and the heavenly pleasure they provide their smokers.
Where do the craziest ice cream flavours come from? No question, Japan of course! Get the full scoop on the most disgusting ice cream flavours that actually exist - in Japan and around the world.
Do you prefer mountains, the seaside or cities? We have put together five culinary tours that will take you through…
Everyone knows that those things that we don’t possess, or which are rare, often seem the most attractive. Thin people dream of having a fuller figure with curves in all the right places. Curvy people idealise a pencil-thin appearance. This dichotomy became all the more marked in the middle of the 20th century. The Second World War began a period when certain priorities changed in the Western world. The postwar economic boom wiped away memories of the previous economic depression and, thanks to advances in technology, the food industry experienced massive increases in production. This period, which has been described as “the nutrition transition” by the American agricultural economist Barry Popkin, saw the number of overweight people begin to increase. The change occurred slowly at first, but since the late 1970s the number of overweight people has been increasing rapidly. Consequently, interest in maintaining a slim figure has grown significantly. The abundance of food and drink has, paradoxically, become a burden; many people are simply spoilt for choice and eat far too much.
Paradise is rarely the same thing to all people, and planning an island vacation means trying to find that elusive place where reality and your family’s dreams meet.
Summer in the city! When being surrounded by concrete and traffic all day while the temperatures are rising, the thought of jumping into cool water seems like a dream come true…
We have gathered ten travelling bloggers on Instagram whose pictures will make you want to…
To appreciate the finest in fine art, leading dealers, enthusiastic collectors and other art professionals flock to Art Antiques London, which took place for the first time in June 2010. Exposed to the scrutiny of the exhibition’s visitors, around 60 elite exhibitors present traditional, modern and contemporary pieces. Run by Haughton, one of the world’s most significant art dealers, the event offers only the highest in quality and authenticity. The gathering should be a must for keen collectors, whether to purchase or simply peruse.
“The World was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork,” said Irish writer Oscar Wilde more than a hundred years ago. Nowadays, nobody pays the slightest attention to which fork you’re using unless you’ve stuck it in your head, right? Wrong. Using the wrong fork can be hazardous to your career and your social standing. That prospective new boss isn’t buying you lunch because he’s a nice guy. Taking potential employees out to eat is part of the process that allows the boss to evaluate your social skills, or lack of them. It also allows business people to make an impressive personal impact with potential new clients, as long as they mind their manners at the dinner table. You are probably familiar with the usual horror scenarios to avoid at all cost while at a business meal – taking your shoes off under the table, and then losing one; sneezing all over the soup; pronging a cherry tomato, which squirts over your client’s pristine white shirt – but there are numerous other rules to remember as well. Social polish is just as important at the dining table as it is in the meeting room, and mastering impeccable table manners gives you the confidence to concentrate on your guests, clients or colleagues and not on which fork to use.
Founded by the oil company tycoon Sazo Idemitsu in 1966 to house his extensive art collection, this museum overlooking the Imperial Palace grounds has a particularly fine collection of some 15,000 artefacts. It encompasses East Asian art and antiques as well as works by Western painters.
Hatch chiles arrive once a year. August and September. If you’re a hatch chile fan, then you’ll be doing the hot chile dance with me right now.
Whatever the reason, glass objects – whether champagne flutes, hand-blown trinkets or sculptures – seem to go with the season. Today there is more gorgeous glass to choose from than ever before. Once relegated to the lowly status of craft, glass has been lifted of late into the realm of...