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Happy Ghost Month

Taiwan’s “Ghost Month” falls between August 3rd and September 1st this year, and although it may sound terrifying, the ceremonies and cultural festivals that take place at this time make it a very special time to visit. Legend has it that, the gates of hell open on the first day of the Lunar month and close on …

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Armenia Remembers the Past

A century has passed since Medz Yeghern – “The Great Crime” – began, but Armenians have not forgotten. It all started April 24, 1915, when Ottoman authorities arrested and then executed some 250 leading Armenians living in Constantinople. This was followed during the years of World War I by the systematic slaughter and forced deportation …

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