Taipei: Of Cabbages and Qings

Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, can be as intense as any of the big cities across the water in mainland China.  But it also presents an opportunity to view Chinese culture through a different lens, with one stop, the National Palace Museum, offering one of the world’s largest treasuries of Chinese art. Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists spirited these riches — […]

Nashville: Hooked on a Classic

It’s an eye-popping, head-scratching sight. There, in middle America, stands one of history’s most recognizable ancient buildings: the Greek Parthenon, generally considered one of the wonders of the Ancient World and a definite must-see for travelers to Greece. What in the name of Zeus, is this ancient monument doing in Nashville, of all places? Nashville’s […]