The Pont Neuf is the oldest bridge that crosses the River Seine, in France. Fair enough, you might think. But if you understand your Français, that sentence will probably be a little confusing at first, as Pont Neuf is actually French for “New Bridge”. What’s that all about?
I don’t mind my neighbour. We don’t really talk or know each other’s names but we smile and say “Hello” when we pass each other outside. But as far as I know, neither of us have considered holding joint military ceremonies each evening for 45 minutes, where we both compete to show which one hates the other more with lots of marching and chanting.
On New Year’s Eve, you might make a resolution and hope for a fantastic year ahead, but did you know in some cultures that they eat specific lucky foods to welcome the new year?
Think Santa is the only stranger heading down people’s chimneys? He isn’t. In Greece, they have majestic mythical goblins that sneak down in to your home and cause mischief.
It’s that time of year again. Mariah Carey is on in every shop, and vans full of soft drinks are driving around. It can only mean Christmas is almost here.
In Greece, they’ve recently bought back an old tradition of decorating a boat instead of a tree, and it looks awesome.
I am all for a vegetable, especially if it’s a funny shape, but would I dedicate an entire evening around Christmas time to celebrate said vegetable? No, probably not.
We’e all familiar with animals, and the majority of us have one as a pet, but have you heard about these fascinating critters before? I’m willing to bet not!
They’re capable of squeezing into tiny spaces and shooting ink out of their bodies to escape predators. They may not be the prettiest of animals, but there’s a lot to learn, and love, about these multi-limbed molluscs.
It turns out; visiting a sauna is an integral part of Finnish culture.