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How to Ask Buddha for Your Fortune

TAIWAN – They’re asking the divine spirits for advice, and there is a particular set of rules one must follow to do so. You don’t necessarily have to be Buddhist to do this. I like to view it as a free public advice forum.

Delhi by Design: A Neighborhood Tour

DELHI – Forget the tourist sights. One should explore the station area to see the real Delhi. It's fabulous. Animated. People engaged in daily tasks, oblivious to the crowds and cars.

A Night Stroll in Yangon

YANGON, Burma – He was wearing the traditional longyi and an open oxford shirt revealing a chest of dark hair. It was a swarthy beauty you'd expect to see on a runway in Milan. A reader story.

In Praise of the Sicilian Tease

PALERMO, Sicily – Whether it's a sultry summer day or a bitter winter afternoon, the city is a tease, a three-dimensional split personality that will tell you one thing and do another.

Palermo: Best Day Ever

PALERMO, Sicily – This is the place to catch an avant garde concert in a deconsecrated church or see an installation in a shelled-out 17th century rococo palazzo.

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