Friday, August 30, 2013
A meal with friends offered a chance to sample wines off the radar of my personal preferences. The venue was the superb new location of Chom Chom Vietnamese restaurant. Chom Chom has just re-opened in larger premises after owner and chef Peter Franklin received such excellent reviews that his original site in Hong Kong's Central district became too small to cope with the flood of diners.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Winding through the parched Namibian farmland, Bonzo, an Anatolian shepherd dog, has a singular focus: protecting his herd of goats from lurking predators.
To some they are a nuisance, even a danger. To others, London's 10,000 foxes are a delightful reminder that this concrete wilderness is teeming with wildlife.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Donna Slate, principal of Nathan Hale Magnet Elementary School, was buzzing around the refurbished school, zigzagging around workmen, peering into boxes filled with books, stepping over a door jamb and greeting teachers who were setting up their classrooms.
California is an awful long way away, and Kathy Gordon thinks she may never get there in her lifetime. That's tough, because most of the stars of her favorite show, “The Brady Bunch,” live out that way.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Portugal has many natural advantages when it comes to growing grapes. It has a large number of indigenous varieties capable of retaining acidity even in very hot climates. These grapes when blended provide a delightful freshness that produces rich wines.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
As the yen keeps slipping and sliding, the number of Taiwanese traveling to Japan reached 1.11 million over the first half of the year, 1.5 times as many as in the same period last, according to the Tourism Bureau.
Flickr, Yahoo Inc.'s online photo-sharing service, announced Monday that it would establish a Taiwan office and work with the Tourism Bureau to tap into the local market.
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Eid celebrations this past week means I have had to do a lot of hand shaking with friends and acquaintances, and in some cases to reflect the intimacy of our relationship, kissing and hugging — the friendly rather than the romantic type.