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  • Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosts benefit luncheon

     
    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden,with help from Neiman Marcus Coral Gables, will host “Splendor in the Garden” on Jan. 26. The afternoon will feature a reception in the Garden sponsored by Nicolas Feuillatte champagne followed by a seated...
  • Andrew Zimmern seeks out “Bizarre Foods America”

     
    Since his first hourlong Bizarre Foods special in 2006, Andrew Zimmern — James Beard Award-winning chef, journalist and natural-born storyteller — has been taking television audiences around the globe to sample exotic (and sometimes icky)...
  • Pentagon seeks return to long-abandoned military port in Vietnam

     
    The Pentagon is seeking a return to Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, a sheltered anchorage off the strategically-important South China Sea....
  • Chinese to Panetta: focus on diplomacy, not military might

     
    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta came here hoping to allay Chinese concerns that U.S. is pursuing a new military containment strategy aimed at Asia’s biggest power, but he failed to fully convince the leaders in Beijing....
  • Bad weather hampering search for missing Russian plane

     
    Bad weather forced 200 Indonesian rescue workers to fan out on foot across a mountainous area east of Jakarta on Wednesday in search of a Russian passenger plane that went missing on a demonstration flight and was presumed to have crashed, Russian and...
  • Fake, faulty malaria drugs alarmingly common, study finds

     
    More than one-third of malaria medicines tested in Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa were fake or faulty, according to a new study that warns shoddy drugs could fuel the rise of hardier parasites....
  • Panetta explains Pentagon's 'pivot' toward Asia

     
    As the U.S. seeks to reassert its role as a Pacific power after a decade of distant ground wars, the Obama administration has run into a problem: It’s hard to convince allies and rivals that the enhanced military commitment to Asia is sufficiently...
  • The startling spirit of Malacca, Malaysia

    The startling spirit of Malacca, Malaysia
    What traveler hasn't landed in a dreamed-of destination and found it crawling with tourists, fast-food franchises, name-brand stores and dollar-a-beer bars? The good bones of Charleston, S.C., which made the World Monuments Fund's list of imperiled...
  • Airbus orders pile up as Boeing stalls

    Airbus orders pile up as Boeing stalls
    Airbus has won a record-breaking order for 200 of its A320neo jets from AirAsia , capping a week where it has trounced rival Boeing in the fierce competition for plane contracts.  The massive contract is a show of force from Europe's Airbus as it battles...
  • Tuberculosis Rates In King County Up, That's Double The U.S. Rate

    Tuberculosis Rates In King County Up, That's Double The U.S. Rate
    Tuberculosis has been in decline across the U.S. over the past few years and is currently at an all time low.  But, a recent report says the number of people with the bacterial infection is on the rise in King County. The annual report shows there are...
  • Turmeric is a Great Spice and Supplement

    Turmeric is a rhizome and is one of those spices that are not familiar to most people.  Below are some interesting facts about turmeric, commercial uses of the spice, and how I use it at the hotel.  This is a spicy blog.  The definition of a rhizome is a...
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...