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And an influx of Europeans with experience in Old World wine-making. Together, the arrival of the railway and the immigrants transformed Mendoza, Argentina, from a modest wine region into the world’s fifth-largest wine-producing area. All this happened in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but lucky you: You can reap the benefits ... Read More >Read More >
Though many of us appreciate the comforts of a Western-style hotel when we travel abroad, there’s a sound argument for choosing the local version of a great hotel. For one, staying in a traditional or historic property invites you to experience a bit of the culture and customs that surround you.Read More >
In a recent edition of Euronews, the mayor of Bologna claimed that spaghetti bolognese is “fake news.”
What’s all this about?
According to the article, Virginio Merola, Mayor of the Italian city of Bologna, took to Twitter to deny the existence of the classic dish, traditionally comprised of meat sauce made with milk and wine and ... Read More >Read More >
Since 2012, the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network has published an annual report on the state of the world’s happiness. This year’s study examines the connection between happiness and a country’s development.
A thousand or so citizens in each of 156 U.N. member countries were asked to rate their quality of life on a ... Read More >Read More >
In the traditional village in Huangluo, north of Guilin, China, you’ll see something unusual among the inhabitants. The women here, members of the ethnic Yao minority, follow a custom that’s been passed down for two millennia: They cut their hair only once in their lives, just before they marry.
Believed by the Yao to symbolize ... Read More >Read More >
Here’s a tip for your next visit to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. If you arrive at a social gathering on time, you’re making a grave faux pas. The Cariocas (Rio locals) operate on Life’s-a-Beach Time, and their famously relaxed approach has earned them the status as the Very Least Punctual of All Brazilians.
Jaqueline ... Read More >Read More >
As you fill the candy bowl and carve the pumpkin to adorn your front door, we thought you’d enjoy a bit of history about the day we call Halloween.
One of the world’s oldest holidays, Halloween’s roots can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, which commemorated the Celtic New Year of 1 ... Read More >Read More >
On 8 May 1774 in a small village church in Franeker, the Netherlands, a clergyman by the name of Eelco Alta told his congregation that doomsday was coming, when the Earth would burn to ashes as it collided with other planets. Panic ensued, except for congregant Eise Eisinga, for he knew that each planet ... Read More >Read More >