The Real Rat Catching Shop from Ratatouille – Julien Aurouze Pest Control

Just next to the Rue des Halles exit of Châtelet metro station in Paris is a shop that might look familiar to Pixar fans. Julien Arouze and Co. is a pest control shop that is not only famous for its inclusion in the film Ratatouille, but also for its century-old preserved rat bodies displayed hanging … More The Real Rat Catching Shop from Ratatouille – Julien Aurouze Pest Control

Meet The Stroopwafel – The Netherlands’ Most Awesome Sweet Treat

Stroopwafels might just be the best Dutch market food of all time. It’s a sweet wafer cookie glued together with a layer of hot, sticky caramel, giving it a crispy outer layer and a gooey, chewy centre. If you’re wandering around in a Dutch market, chances are you’ll follow your nose to a stall selling … More Meet The Stroopwafel – The Netherlands’ Most Awesome Sweet Treat

Restoring and Celebrating Vizir, Napoleon’s Last Horse

In the Musée de l’Armée, the army museum in central Paris, there is a display of Napoleon’s last horse, Vizir. The taxidermied remains of Vizir are on display behind a glass cabinet for all to see. At 200 years old, Vizir has had an incredible history of epic battles, exile, and even being smuggled overseas … More Restoring and Celebrating Vizir, Napoleon’s Last Horse

Yininmadyemi – The Meaning Behind Sydney’s Giant Bullet Statue

Near the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park is a curious and impressive sculpture of colossal, 7-metre high bullets and casings. The sculpture, named Yininmadyemi, was unveiled in 2015 as a memorial to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen who served in the Australian military. The memorial is located right in the heart of Sydney, … More Yininmadyemi – The Meaning Behind Sydney’s Giant Bullet Statue

French Desserts By Region – The Illustrated Guide To Cakes And Sweets In France

When it comes to all things sweet, French desserts are some of the best in the world. They are celebrated for their creativity, taste, finesse, as well as their celebration of local ingredients. French desserts are influenced by their history and origins, local produce, neighbouring countries’ taste, and modern trends. Many French desserts are world-famous … More French Desserts By Region – The Illustrated Guide To Cakes And Sweets In France

Sunamushi Onsen – Volcanic Sand Bathing in Southern Japan

For many people, being buried up to the neck in hot, black volcanic sand doesn’t seem like a pleasant way to relax. But in parts of southern Japan, sunamushi (sand bathing) on a volcanic beach is a popular form of bathing that helps rest the mind and refresh the body. For those who have not … More Sunamushi Onsen – Volcanic Sand Bathing in Southern Japan

French Dishes By Region – The lllustrated Guide To France’s Diverse Gastronomy

France is a country with some of the most delicious and highly regarded cuisine in the world. French cuisine is one of the biggest attractions to visitors to the country, and for locals, enjoying their local food is a way of life. Not only is French cuisine known for its finesse and flavour, it also … More French Dishes By Region – The lllustrated Guide To France’s Diverse Gastronomy