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Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa

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French influenced hill retreat town, in Northern Vietnam, of Sapa in Lao Cai Province, with its minority groups, beautiful villas and cherry forests

Iconic French Wine Declines Locally

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Colorful treaties from an exclusive tropical island resort 


Juice and soda push wine drinking to record low, In France

A Study Course in Fraud

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Typical unified invoices in Taiwan on a cell phone picture by Don Schumann


While Taiwan tries to recruit California students to its universities in the USA. On the home front, the allegations of fraudulent invoices submitted by researchers have seen the National Science Council come under fire for failing to enforce procedures

Hollywood Sign Makeover

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The iconic Hollywood sign overlooking Tinseltown is getting its biggest renovation for 35 years, ahead of its 90th birthday next year

Just Checking

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Volcán de Agua in Guatemala

A mind once stretched by a new idea will never regain its original dimension


Trend & Dirt Flow

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Models: Amanda, Kelly, Sharon, Phoebe, Maggie, Allen, Ivy, Brian, Akane Souma, Mei Mei, Claire, Arlene
All photos by Don Schumann



Global fashion brands selling poisonous and harmful materials under investigation

Elephant Dung Used To Make Coffee

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Elephants in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand


In the misty lush hills of northern Thailand, where Thailand meets Laos and Burma, a herd of elephants is excreting some of the world's most expensive coffee

Phaseout

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Self-portrait taken on cell phone, on 7/9/2011


My tenure with the days in Tamsui is phasing out

4/8/2012

Where Other Half of School Lunch Gone?

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For years, this is the best value lunchbox, or dinner-box, I can get in Taiwan local. Its price jumped from NT$45 (US$1.5) to NT$65 (US$2.24) while a part-timer gets paid NT$103 (US$3.55) per hour if you can get one, but we are not going deep on that here today
Cell phone picture by Don Schumann 


Each student asked to pay NT$45 (US$1.5) each day for school lunches while getting only merely NT$23 (US$0.67) worth's meal

Deadly Cheese Quake in Italy

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Cheese is always my fave, photo taken at a hotel Cafe in Davao, Mindanao


If you've been hoarding gross cheese cakes, you might want to consider dumping it, ASAP!