BRUSSELS - Once the last refuge of lepers and criminals, one of Brussels' quirkiest neighborhoods teems with vintage furniture sellers, flea markets and linguistic invention.
WESTON-SUPER-MARE, England - Britain's newest theme park, "Dismaland", opens on Friday, with a decrepit castle, a merry-go-round horse set to be cooked and model boats on a pool full of refugees, all courtesy of British street artist Banksy.
- French-born, Emmy-award winning chef Jacques Pepin was named on Thursday as the first recipient of the Julia Child Foundation award for the influence he has had on the way America cooks, eats and drinks.
GHENT, Belgium - Eating in moderation, drinking a glass of good wine every day and avoiding chasing women are the secrets of a long life, Belgians Pieter and Paulus Langerock, the world's oldest living twin brothers, say. | Video
ODRINTSI, Bulgaria - A self-described shaman who discovered the healing powers of herbs while seeing visions on his sickbed; a former consultant for IBM who ditched PowerPoint presentations to drive across Africa and an artist from Luxembourg who is a qualified plumber.
LONDON - Ever wondered what it must be like to dine with royals, presidents and prime ministers? | Video
LONDON - Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?
LONDON - Tasting sake, sampling colorful snacks and dancing along to "J-Pop", fans of all things Japanese can indulge in food, drink and music at the "Hyper Japan" festival in London this weekend.
LA PAZ - A Bolivian avant-garde restaurant hopes this week to serve a well-known non-paying customer and receive a holy seal of approval for its new creation: a quinoa-based communion wafer.
PARIS - France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "world heritage status" by the United Nations, giving a boost to the country's drive to encourage tourism and revive its flagging economy.