Two people wearing sumo wrestler costumes pose near Bitan River in Xindian District, New Taipei City on Saturday, Oct. 22. They were among the 5,000 or so people who joined a Sumo Run race hosted by Tigerair Taiwan.
Ever Rich D.F.S. Corp., Taiwan's top duty-free brand, has been newly rated as the "Airport retailer of the year: Top-achieving single location" by the London-based Frontier Magazine, according to a press release issued by the company.
Two girls holding kites pose for a photo at Hou Long Riverside Park in Miaoli City on Tuesday, Oct. 18.
Lombard Street, the scenic San Francisco thoroughfare known as the "Crookedest Street in the World," has become so thronged with gawkers that residents say it feels more like an overcrowded amusement park than a residential road.
In Japan, it's called "shinrin-yoku," which translates as forest bathing. It's the practice of immersing yourself in nature to improve your well-being, and interest in the concept is growing, with spas, resorts, retreat centers, gardens and parks offering guided "forest bathing" experiences.
The Golden Pin Design Award, the longest-running award of its kind, is an annual award that celebrates innovative designs of products and projects that are expressly created or inspired by "Huaren" (華人) -- those from Chinese-speaking cultures and societies.
Despite being the first year of the "Practical Group," judges still set their criteria high for the four standards of marketability, theme, practicality and technical aspects, and decided to let the gold medal remain vacant.
In celebration of its fourth year, the Yilan Chair Design Competition (宜蘭椅設計大賞) announced this year's winning chairs on Sept. 3 at the Loudong Cultural Working House (羅東文化工場).
Freisa thrives on the marly-chalk soils in the hills of Piemonte in northern Italy. The grape has medium levels of acidity and abundant tannin, giving Freisa good aging potential. Other varieties such as Barbera and Nebbiolo replaced Freisa after the Phylloxera crisis in the late 19th century because they were easier to work with. Barbera and Nebbiolo have since become famous for producing some of Italy's finest reds.
In tango, a male dancer leads his female partner through a series of sensual and synchronized movements. The man always leads -- but Argentina's "queer tango" turns this convention upside-down.