While Kraft produced the first commercial box of macaroni and cheese in 1937, the roots of this dish go back many hundreds years before that. The first commercial machine for making macaroni, however, was invented in Switzerland. The same country is home to the first written recipe using macaroni. If you love macaroni and cheese, then there are several variations around the world.
If you travel to Rabat, Malta, then make sure to stop at the Crystal Palace for some delicious Imqarrun il-Forn. This variation is made with macaroni and a very creamy sauce. It is baked in the oven before being crisped under the boiler.
Long before its official publication in 1955 in the Food Industry Ministry cookbook in Russia, fleet macaroni has been known as the food that sustained armies. It was also a staple on Russian submarines. If you are looking for fleet macaroni in Russia today, then head to Syrovarnya in Moscow.
A variety of meats are combined with macaroni before it is baked in the oven in Sweden. Ham and leeks are commonly incorporated with the macaroni before it is baked in the oven. Epicure Re Gustavo in Malmo, Sweden, is a great place to try it.
If you want a modern twist on the first macaroni and cheese recipe, then head to Pilatus Kulm in Lucerne. This traditional macaroni dish has creamed onions in it, but in other areas, you may find alplermagronen made with bacon, ham or potatoes.
While you will find many different varieties depending on where you roam, many people find that macaroni and cheese is a universal dish to be found on their dinner tables often
The northernmost highway in the world is Norway’s E69. This 80-mile-long highway with its five tunnels runs from Olderfjord to North Cape, Norway. Visitors who would like to travel find a simpler way of life. While the road is open for driving, many people find it easier to take the bus because the highway is often coated in ice.
One may see reindeer handlers while riding along this stretch of highway. Only Sami people are legally allowed to herd reindeer in this region. Other people make their living making crafts with men often using wood, bone, and antlers to make knives and weapons while women use traditional clothing and woven baskets from leather and roots. Still, other artists are busy introducing the world to beautiful visual arts filled with traditional symbolism.
Stand on the top of the ledge stretching over 1000 feet above the Arctic Sea. While fog often blocks people from seeing the sun, it never sets from May 14 to July 29. The warmest month of the year is usually August when temperatures reach an average of 51 degrees while the coldest month is March when the average temperature is 28 degrees.
Commemorate your visit with a stop at the stone wheel next to the large tourist center. Children from many different parts of the world were asked to draw a picture of peace, and artists etched them into the stone wheel.
While it is not technically the northernmost point on earth, a drive up the scenic E69 is a chance to see amazing scenery and a simpler lifestyle.
Many travelers love to look at stunning landscapes when they travel. There are some very unusual places to see on earth. Here are a few ideas for world travelers that they might want to consider in 2018.
National Geographic has named the Danakil Desert in Ethiopia one of the cruelest places on earth because it is one of the hottest, lowest and driest places on earth. It is also home to an amazing volcano with numerous bubbling lava lakes that light up the night sky. Visitors often see long lines of camels being led across the great salt pans as they carry salt to market. The vivid colors of the hydrothermal field make visitors feel like they have left earth and traveled to another planet.
Vatnajökull National Park
While many travelers to Iceland focus on visiting Pingvellir, Gullfoss and the Blue Lagoon, the ice field in Vatnajokull National Park is a stunning natural landscape to see. The best time to go is from mid-July to the end of August when all areas of the park are normally open. Therefore, glacier hiking and camping may make a great break from the heat.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
New Zealand offers a great variety of scenery including beaches, mountains, lakes and glaciers, but one of the most unusual landscapes is their Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The rachnocampa luminosa give off a luminescent light providing an eerie glow as you take a boat ride through their home. Blackwater rafting through the caves is an experience visitors are likely to never forget.
While there are many different beautiful spots on earth, these three offer something truly unique.
What comes to mind when you hear the name Mexico City? Is it the pollution, crime, urban development or crowded streets? Look deeper at Mexico City, and you will discover a city brimming with high-quality food, culture, arts entertainment and friendly people. Here are some of the top places to see in Mexico City right now.
If you really want to experience Mexican cuisine, then you should take a guided tour run by people like Rocío Vázquez Landeta. He created a project called Eat Like a Local. It guides people through Mexico City by taking them throughout the city to try the different local cuisines available. Not only will you sample delicious local food, but you will also meet people and discover the Mexican people’s culture through this local food tour.
La Casa Rivas Mercado is a famous and historic Mexican landmark that was built back in the 19th century. This iconic building has been restored and renovated and is now finally open again for tours. Visit this historic landmark and see some great works of art and construction.
If you are into music, dance and want to have a good time then the Salon Los Angeles is the place to go out. The place opened up in 1937 and has not been shut down since opening its doors.
The Luis Barragan House offers a stark contrast to the more classical La Casa Rivas Mercado. Instead of highlighting the best of old-world architecture, this home highlights the best of the modern art movement.
Forbes has recently talked to many travel experts about what locations would be on their dream travel list for 2018. They came up with many hidden travel gems that you may want to add to your own list this year.
Owner Bill Bensley promises to have Shinta Mani Wild open before the end of 2018. This luxury camping experience is located next to three of Cambodia’s most important wildlife parks. Visitors can expect to explore South East Asia’s last wild estuarine ecosystem by boat, visit wild forests with local rangers and dine on locally foraged cuisine.
While Mexico’s coastal region has been a favorite with visitors for many years, the interior of the Yucatan is going to be a hotspot for travelers in 2018. Take a helicopter ride to view the annual Monarch migration from the air. Alternatively, a hot air balloon provides unique transportation when viewing the Teotihuacan ruins. Consider staying at the ultra-modern Chablé resort.
Many travelers may have Bolivia on their travel itinerary for 2018. La Paz, Bolivia, has become a foodies dream vacation spot with many new restaurants opening regularly. Mercado Rodríguez offers a great place to sample different locally-prepared delicacies. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world, and it offers breathtaking scenery. History lovers will adore visiting Tiwanaku, which is one of the oldest and highest cities ever built.
If you are looking to go on a safari in 2018, then do not overlook Tanzania as an option as it has Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. This country also boasts the highest mountains on the African continent. Ernest Hemingway described the Rift Valley as the prettiest scenery he saw in Africa, and most of it remains unspoiled.
You had better get your bags packed with so many unique travel destinations waiting for you in 2018.
Russia’s St. Petersburg is one of the best cities on earth for art lovers. Luckily for first-time tourists, travel experts have just put together a list of the top museums everyone must visit while in this grand city. Below, we’ll go through the five best museums in the cultural capital of Russia.
First on travel critics’ list is the State Russian Museum. As you might expect from the name, this museum houses over 400,000 works of art by Russian artists. Indeed, when it opened in 1898, this museum was the first in the world to showcase the prowess of Mother Russia’s artists. You’ll find this museum on Inzhenernaya Street near Mikhaylovsky Square.
The next museum you must visit is The Hermitage at Palace Embankment, 38. This massive museum is one of the largest in the world and includes the Tsars’ former Winter Palace. It would take a lifetime to see the millions of masterpieces housed in this museum. A few highlights include works by Renaissance greats like Michelangelo and Raphael as well as paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, and Vincent van Gogh.
For people who are more into modern art, check out the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art. While it was only founded in 2010, the Erarta Museum has collected well over 2,000 works of contemporary art and hosts numerous concerts throughout the year. The Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art is located at 29 Liniya Vasil’yevskogo Ostrova, 2.
The fourth museum on this expert travel guide is the Fabergé Museum at Fontanka River Emb., 21. This intriguing museum houses precious eggs created by Tsar Alexander III’s jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé. In addition to the marvelous eggs, guests can enjoy thousands of Russian artworks.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Samoilov Family Museum at Stremyannaya Street, 8. This museum is the apartment that the legendary actor Vassily Vassilievich Samoilov used to call home. As you walk through this museum you’ll learn more about Samoliov’s life as well as his enduring contributions to Russian theater. Be sure to check beforehand to see if there will be a classical music performance while you’re visiting.
Fishing in the world’s many lakes has been impacted by many environmental changes. No more so than the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia, which in the dry season, covers almost 1,000 square miles. During the wet season, May to November, the lake swells to 6,000 square miles and is the area’s main source of fish, as they flow from the Mekong River into the lake.
Due to illegal trawling in protected waters and changes in ecology, local, legal fishermen struggle to make a decent living. At one time, the Tonle Sap Lake was one of the largest inland fisheries, but now at least four types of fish have not been caught in recent years and others are smaller and fewer in numbers. Fish from the lake feeds 80 percent of the population and many thousands of tons of fish are exported to neighboring countries.
A string of hydro dams along the Mekong and its tributaries has also impacted problems facing the lake. These dams prevent fish migration and add to the vanishing fish dilemma. Between these additions, climate changes and droughts in recent years, locals fear there may not be enough fish for future generations. Many families living in the area for over 40 years have decided to move away from the place they love to ensure a better future. They are in debt and if they stay, there will come a time when they cannot afford to buy fruit and vegetables and will have to eat less.
In an effort to entice foreign visitors, the Tourism Malaysia group announced its Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign at the most recent ASEAN Tourism Forum. During this event, Tourism Malaysia unveiled its now controversial 2020 logo, which features monkeys, turtles, and the world-famous Petronas Towers.
Soon after this logo was shown to the public, Malaysians took to the Internet to vent their frustrations. Now, this little tourism logo has become a hot political issue for Minister of Tourism and Culture YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz.
There is now a petition on change.org to get rid of the Malaysia Travel 2020 logo and make a new one. As of today, there are over 12,000 online signatures. The goal is to reach 15,000 signatures.
Mustaffa Azizi Idris, a resident of Malaysia, started this online campaign. In his petition, Idris says that the 2020 design is “appalling” and in no way represents Malaysia’s rich history and culture. He orders Tourism Malaysia to scrap this design and make a new logo. Many Malaysians also took to Twitter to express their disgust over this 2020 logo.
Although Idris has support from thousands of locals, it’s not likely his petition will get him anywhere. YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz hasn’t expressed any support for the “STOP Tourism Malaysia” petition.
Over the past few years, Malaysia has been investing a ton of money into its tourism infrastructure. A few of the most popular spots for international tourists include Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Tioman, Langkawi, and Penang.
There’s no excuse for putting your European dream vacation on the backburner this year. Major airlines in dozens of American cities are now offering extremely cheap plane fares to Brussels, Belgium.
So, just how cheap are these discounted tickets? The most you’ll have to pay is in the $500-range. In some cases, these tickets could go as low as $400.
These prices are exceptional values for the busy spring and summer travel seasons. Indeed, the average price for tickets to Europe in the springtime is around $800 and summer travel could be around $1,000.
Some of the major airlines participating in this discount include Lufthansa, Air Canada, Delta, and Air France. Almost all of the major cities in the USA should have these discounted tickets available right now. Unless you’re flying out of New York, however, you’ll most likely have to make one stop before you arrive in Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU).
The dates available for this discount vary depending on what city you’re planning on flying out from. As of today, there are still plenty of tickets available between March – May and a few in August.
Even if people aren’t interested in visiting Brussels, it’s still a good idea to take advantage of these ticket prices. From BRU, travelers can easily book a transfer flight to other major European cities.
Anyone interested in these prices has to act fast before other savvy travelers snatch them up. Travel experts recommend visiting the website Momondo to have the best shot of scoring a few of these cheap flights to Belgium.
Ever thought packing up and moving somewhere across the world only to remember that you don’t have enough money to hop on that next plane out of town? Well, that may not be an issue anymore. Candela, a tiny town 80 miles outside of Naples, Italy, is actually paying people to come and live there. The mayor, Nicola Gatta, is paying people over two thousand dollars just move to Italy. The tiny town used to be home to about 8,000 people. But, it only has about 2,500 now. So, Mayor Gatta needed a plan. And his plan was just to pay people to come and live in his town. The caveat? You are required to find a job once you get there. And, that job must pay a minimum of 7,500 a year. But, that’s not too hard, right? Well, actually it is. You see, there’s a reason the town only has 2,500 people living there. That means that there aren’t many jobs available. Also, that 2,000 Euros isn’t quite what it first seems. For one person, you will make 800. Couples will make 1500. Only if you have a family of five or more will you make that 2,000, just like this article describes: https://nypost.com/2017/10/23/charming-italian-town-will-pay-you-to-move-there/
Still, you may be infatuated with the idea of getting paid to move to this eensey little place an hour from the beach. I know I am. So, maybe you should just take this chance, pack your suitcase, and hop on that next flight.