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.
Sweets come in all different shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some of the best candies come from the farthest corners of the globe. Needless to say, no matter what country you find yourself in, there’s sure to be a sugary delight that will give you a sugar rush. For those of you who have a serious sweet tooth, beware! After reading this list of the most amazing candies from around the world, it might be impossible to resist enjoying a treat or two.
Sometimes it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Flying might be faster, but you also have to endure waiting in long security lines and potentially being fondled by TSA agents. Railway travel, however, is a classically vintage mode of transportation suited to the more leisurely traveler who enjoys beautiful views, drawn out meals, and plenty of legroom.
Today, Travelversed has put together a list of our 10 favorite winter comfort soups from around the world, just for you. Let your taste buds transport you as you delve into new flavors from destinations such as Italy and Belgium. You will feel as though you are in another country when you taste dishes like carbonade flamande and avgolemono.