Condé Nast Traveler published a slideshow highlighting some of the world’s strangest and most wondrous places, including a spot in Germany, where one Shoreline student will be spending Spring Quarter with WCCCSA’s Berlin study abroad program.
“Rakotz Bridge 26-12-2014” by Natalie Uomini – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.
This bridge, commissioned in 1890, was designed to form a perfect circle when reflected in the waters below. It is located in Kromlau, Germany.
Don’t miss the rest of the amazing places in the slideshow!
Thanks to Atlas Obscura for the information on the Rakotz Bridge.
After just a short rest, Dolphie is back on the road! These photos come from the airport in Frankfurt, where Dolphie had a layover en route to Slovenia (which you’ll hear more about later this week). For now, there’s one very important thing Dolphie wanted us to talk about with you all.
Pretzels. (Dolphie can’t get enough of them! Who knew?)
First, a small bit of history courtesy of Gretchen Gavett writing in the Harvard Business Review:
The history of the pretzel, of course, stretches through Germany and France. “It’s been around since 6 AD,” says Richard George, a professor of business administration and food marketing at Saint Joseph’s University. “If you were in Bavaria, you would get it everywhere.”
More than 2,000 years of glorious, crispy/chewy/salty goodness. Next time you’re enjoying a pretzel, meditate on the fact that you are taking a tasty journey back through the ages. And then dip that journey into a bit of good mustard.
(Two things: 1 – AW80D stands for Around the World in 80 Dolphies, wherein we follow the international adventures of Dolphie, mascot of Shoreline Community College; 2 – Credit where credit’s due, so thanks Harvard Business Review, and if you’d like to see where I got my information, just click the link. Also, we feel much better about using Wikipedia as a reference now that we know that the Harvard Business Review does too.)