Despite a dearth of fresh snow in most areas in December 2013, a Christmas in the Austrian Alps is still… more
In an apparently heartfelt goodbye, Alec Baldwin said his final farewell to public life in an emotional article on entertainment… more
Google outdid themselves again with their Doodle to celebrate the opening of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. As a special… more
Something esoteric to get everyone through hump day: French composer Pierre Henry‘s Psyché Rock, a piece that would later be… more
Home to nearly 3 million people, Taipei is an amalgam of Asian exoticism and Western affluence. Old mixes with new,… more
An ideal place to start exploring Taiwan’s deliciously exotic culinary spectrum is at one of Taipei’s night markets. If you’re… more
Built in 1738 by settlers from Fujian, Taipei’s Mengjia Longshan Temple worships Buddhist, Taoist, and folk deities such as Matsu.
For a while there, the Taipei 101 building was the tallest building in the world, until it was overtaken by… more
The National Revolutionary Martyrs’ Shrine is dedicated to the Republic of China’s war dead. From Wikipedia: Built on Chingshan Mountain… more
Housing the Mira Department Store, the Core Pacific City Mall‘s 11 story sphere is made of imported Finnish granite.
The Sherwood Hotel‘s Yi Yuan restaurant serves the most amazing Peking duck. The duck was prepared in a private dining… more
The AquaDom in Berlin is a unique experience in near-underwater living, a giant 25 meter high aquarium in the front… more
Some people are simply born to cause trouble. Horst Mahler was a leader of the German radical left in the… more
Morgellons disease doesn’t exist, say the scientific research community. Does too, say the people who claim to suffer from this… more