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Links We Love: 12/17/2016

by Team Fathom

Links We Love: 12/17/2016

From the National Geographic Cuba photo series. Photo by Alejandro Díaz Sánchez. 

The internet happenings that caught our attention this week.

The next coffee table book I want is in a language I can't understand. In fact, no one can. The Voynich Manuscript is a 15th-century codex written in an unknown language by an unknown author. A hard copy of the reproduced text, complete with essays on attempts at cracking the code, was recently released by Yale University Press. – Daniel, editorial assistant

The most searched travel destinations of 2016 according to Google. - Berit, editor

If you make it to London this holiday, don't miss the special Christmas trees at our Fathom Favorite hotels. Apple's Sir Jony Ive and designer Marc Newson collaborated on a forest installation at Claridge's and sculptor Antony Gormley illuminated the tree trunk at The Connaught. – Pavia, CEO

Right before Fidel Castro's death, National Geographic went to Havana to ask students about what it means to be Cuban. An amazing photo series was part of their response. – Daniel

Looking for impactful ways to spend money this year? Mo' Money Mo' Progress is a selection of grassroots organizations tackling very current issues around the world. Donate now. – Jeralyn, editorial director

I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to illustrated maps, so I'm especially loving Women Who Draw, a new platform featuring some of the industry's best female illustrators. - Berit


 Fig and Pistachio Cake

Mimi Thorisson's fig and pistachio cake. Photo by Oddur Thorisson.

France: A family-friendly recipe fig and pistachio cake.

Spain: A recipe for friend eggplant with honey and rosemary.

Costa Brava: How to vacation like the locals of Roses, Spain.

Argentina: The best ice cream shops in Buenos Aires.

Vietnam: A recipe for mango turmeric smoothie inspired by Hoi An.

India: A recipe for tandoori chicken from the chef behind NYC's Babu Ji.

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