The world is full of chocoholics. And while some of you may not be crazy about it, the majority would love to travel around the world tasting the best chocolates ever. There are a few places that are exquisite when it comes to chocolates.
1. Tain L’Hermitage (France):
The famous chocolate producers, Valrhona, are based in this small town. There is a school called Valrhona Ecole du Grand Chocolat. It teaches chocolatiers, caterers and professional chefs. The school also organizes a three-day course to teach decadent desserts to amateurs.
2. Cologne (Germany):
The Stollwerck Chocolate Company is based in this town. It was once the second largest chocolate supplier to the United States. A museum has been opened commemorating these chocolates called Imhoff Stollwreck Museum. It celebrates different chocolates from all over the world.
3. Hershey (Pennsylvania):
Hershey was named after the extreme popularity of Hershey’s Chocolates in 1906. It has also been dubbed as the sweetest place on earth. The Hershey Company and the H.B. Reese Candy Company both are based in this chocolate-loving town. There is a chocolate spa, Hershey’s Chocolate World and the Hershey Story Museum.
4. Villajoyosa (Spain):
Villajoyosa is also famously called the Chocolate City. The oldest gourmet chocolate producer of the country, Valor, is based in this city. There is also a great chocolate museum that tells the story of chocolate production in the town and also gives an idea about how the local chocolate is made.
5. San Francisco, California (USA):
San Francisco boasts to be one of the oldest chocolate manufacturers in the country. There are great chocolate tours with all the amazing chocolate shops. Read the full story
Festivals are celebrated around the world, in every part and country of the world, a few of these festivals are very unique in one way or the other and gain worldwide attention.
1.Monkey Buffet Festival
This festival is celebrated in Thailand, where monkeys are treated with a feast, over the years this festival has started gaining worldwide attention. Monkey here is thought to be God “Hanuman” and this festival is celebrated in the honour of the God Hanuman.
2.Near Death Experience Festival
This festival is celebrated in Spain in honour of Santa Marta de Ribarteme. People who have experienced near death experiences or have escaped death narrowly are carried in coffins around the church and to the cemetery. Thousands of people come together for celebrating this festival where they sought blessings and make offerings.
3.Colour Throwing Festival
This festival is celebrated in India in honour of Lord Krishna. People in this festival play with powders of different colour which are known as gulal, people throw these colours at each other. Another interesting factor about this festival is that people do not buy a new dress for this occasion. On the other hand they prefer to wear the oldest one in their wardrobe for the fear of ruin of the dress by the colours.
4.Fish Swallowing Festival
This festival is celebrated in Belgium where people gulp down fish which is yet alive and is soaked in red wine. This festival is known as Krakelingen festival which is celebrated in remembrance of an unsuccessful siege of the city. The fishes which are gulped down along with the wine are known as grondeling which are small and grey coloured fishes.
This festival is celebrated in the cold month of January, where people wear nothing except a loincloth which is a very small red cloth. Read the full story
Festivals are the days of celebrations. Beer festivals are also very famous all around the world. In these festivals, all the people meet with each other and celebrate their love for beer. Some of the best festivals are describe here.
1. Fresh Hop Ale Festival
The reason of uniqueness of this festival is the method of its production. Fresh Hop Ale is farmed every year in September. Its production is merely dependent on its growth. The soaked Ale is then brought to the festival, where judges choose the three best Ale.
2. Belgium Comes To Cooperstown
This festival happens on Saturday in July. More than 200 beers are presented here. The participants and the visitants do dance, eat food and make fun in a circle, around bonfire. It is the true blue festival, having a lot of party fun in it.
3. American Craft Beer Festival
The Beer Advocate, Jason and Todd Alstrom had a motto to give better beer to the people. This festival occurs in June at Boston’s Seaport World Trade Center. This festival has three sessions. More than 14000 people come in this festival. They bring more than 250 samples of beer.
4. World Beer Festival
This event happens for the purpose of charity collection. In this festival more than 300 samples from 150 national and international are presented. The charity collection is then used for the development of the place where this festival occurs.
5. Oregon Brewers Festival
This festival held in Portland, and is the longest and famous festival in America. Beer lovers come in this festival, to enjoy their love for beer. This festival gives the chance to the visitors to taste many kinds of craft beer. This festival happens in July and continues for four days.
6. Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival
This festival happens in the winter season in Alaska. Thousands of people come to celebrate this festival. Many types of beers are shown here.
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1. Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at an airport hotel after he tried to pass two (counterfeit) $16 bills.
2. A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two practiced shooting beer cans off each other’s head.
3. A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the use of safety goggles on the job. According to Industrial Machinery News, the film’s depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic that twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave the screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the film.
4. The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city limits.
5. A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis, but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries and back pain.
6. Swedish business consultant Ulf af Trolle laboured 13 years on a book about Swedish economic solutions. He took the 250-page manuscript to be copied, only to have it reduced to 50,000 strips of paper in seconds when a worker confused the copier with the shredder.
7. A convict broke out of jail in Washington D.C., then a few days later accompanied his girlfriend to her trial for robbery. At lunch, he went out for a sandwich. She needed to see him, and thus had him paged. Police officers recognized his name and arrested him as he returned to the courthouse in a car he had stolen over the lunch hour.
8. Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine. The message “He’s lying” was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn’t telling the truth. Believing the “lie detector” was working, the suspect confessed