Cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place - Wolfgang Puck.
Kralan, a cheap Cambodian delicious snack, comprises of sticky rice cooked in coconut milk black eyed peas or bean stuffed in bamboo. Legend has it that the soldiers of the Angkor kings would take kralan on their journeys for rations, and it is popular as an offering to monks on their alms rounds or at festivals and celebrations. The dish is famous all over the Kingdom and Cambodians argue endlessly about which village makes the tastiest kralan.
The cooking of Kralan is an extensive and charcoal or wood devouring operation.
Poblenou cemetery in Barcelona was originally created in 1775 due to space issues caused by the growing population within the old walls of the city. Destroyed by Napolean’s troops in 1808, it was later reconstructed in a neoclassical style with the aid of Italian architect Antonio Ginesi. Peaceful but macabre, the cemetery of Poblenou is an intriguing place to visit and is in itself a museum, home to some incredible sculptures, haunting, yet beautiful none the less.
One of the most curious pieces in the cemetery of Poblenou is known as the ‘Kiss of Death’. Constructed in 1930, this strange, mystifying, marble sculpture is both eerie and captivating, and produces varying reactions from passers by. The sculpture depicts a winged personification of Death kissing the forehead of a young man, and thus taking him away to another world. Written beneath the sculpture are the chilling words: “His young heart is thus extinguished. The blood in his veins grows cold. And all strength has gone. Faith has been extolled by his fall into the arms of death. Amen.”
Once, in ancient times, Xingping Town was the largest town along the Li River. It is 63 km from Guilin and 25 km from Yangshuo, on the east bank of the river. Xinping's historical and cultural relics remain intact. They include slab-stone streets, the ruins of Xingping County of the Southern and Northern Dynasties, the buildings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and so on. The old street is a one-kilometer long stone street lined with old brick buildings and assembly halls like those of many different provinces.
Xingping Town is one of the most renowned ancient towns in Guangxi.