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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Mainland China's new glass bridge puts courage of tourists to the test
China's first glass suspension bridge, which dangles 180 meters (594 feet) over a canyon in the central Hunan province, has excited -- and terrified -- thousands of visitors since opening two weeks ago.
After giraffe, Danish children to watch lion dissection
A Danish zoo said Thursday it would dissect a lion in front of children, undeterred by the international outrage that hit a Copenhagen zoo that last year did the same thing to a giraffe.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Energy-guzzling snow parks boom in sizzling Thailand
In a hall filled with psychedelic ice sculptures, there are shrieks of excitement as a toboggan careers down an ice run, its occupants snugly wrapped up against the sub-zero temperatures.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Soulless roundabout at EU's heart awaits transplant
On a blustery afternoon three German tourists emerge from the Brussels metro, seeking the very heart of Europe in all its grandeur.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Aromatherapy's natural appeal is driving sales
Long eclipsed by modern medicine, demand for aromatherapy with its sensual fragrances and soothing powers has surged as more people are attracted to natural products.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Taiwan kicked off its annual hot spring festival on Friday in one of the island's four main hot spring areas Sichongxi, Pingtung County as the government and industry officials hope that the four-month-long fair celebrated across the country will boost tourism.
Heineken Pop-up City Lounge arrives in Taipei
Heineken's Pop-up City Lounge has arrived at Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Park, opening its doors to visitors from Oct. 2 to 4. Mark van Iterson, the brewer's global head of design, has also arrived for the launch of the lounge on Asia's only stop, according to Heineken. The brewer launched the two-container City Lounge in London in 2014 to explore new concepts and designs around Heineken beer. Jeff Wu, marketing director at Heineken Taiwan, explained that Taiwan was chosen as a stop for the City Lounge because the brewer considers it an important market in Asia.
The Kaohsiung Main Public Library has topped a list of "the 10 libraries you must visit" in Taiwan, according to the results of an online survey published Thursday.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
People in the wine world sing the praises of noted winemakers, treating some of them as demi-gods. This tends to inflate the price of their wines. It's nice to have wine heroes. But we should not forget the work of the people who grow the grapes.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Nearly two centuries ago, Belgium launched continental Europe's first commuter train line connecting Brussels to Mechelen, a small city halfway to the port of Antwerp.
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