PyeongChang comes front-and-center as the host site for the 2018 Winter Olympics and 2018 Winter Paralympics this year. The South Korean city is one of the smallest to host an Olympics to date, but it presents those athletes attending and fans convening with a chance to see a very unique Asian landscape.
Whether you boil them, mash them, or stick them in a stew, potatoes are a versatile and hearty vegetable that can be cooked in a plethora of ways. While originally from Peru and Bolivia, the potato spread its influence all over the world when it was brought back to Europe during the second half of the 16th century as part of the Columbian Exchange.
No matter how adept you are at working your machine, you’ll never be able to reproduce the amazing coffee that’s available for purchase in dedicated coffee shops. These shops elevate coffee to an art form and are fueled by an obsessive passion to discover new flavors and methods that make an even better cup of coffee. Below are some of the best coffee shops that we’ve found from around the world.
We’ve all settled in for a solitary evening at home, steaming cup of liquid in hand, only to hear a menacing creak, an inconspicuous smash, or a non-descript voice. Even the slightest unfamiliar sound can transform a familiar locale in to something eerie and unsettling. Now, imagine an unfamiliar place with a storied history of odd, unexplainable occurrences.
Leading up to the Games, host countries pour billions of dollars in to infrastructure, building stadiums to accommodate the wide variety of incoming events. Not only are these Olympic venues incredibly expensive, but they’re also flat-out unnecessary in the long term.
New Year’s is a time to do out with the old and in with the new. So, if you’re tired of staying home and watching the same old ball drop at Times Square on TV, here are some fascinating New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events and traditions from around the globe that could spice up your end of year celebrations.