Monthly Archives: March 2013

Older Travelers Can Navigate Hong Kong With Ease

By Jean and Peter Richards Hong Kong is an ideal destination for the older, independent traveler who enjoys being in a great, throbbing city. It is easy to get around. Language is seldom a barrier for English speakers. It is … Continue reading

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More photographs from Hong Kong (see Hong Kong — Our Favorite City)

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Hong Kong — Our Favorite City

By Jean and Peter Richards Goodbye, New York. Sorry, London. Hong Kong has become our favorite city. It’s exciting. It hums with optimism and commerce. It’s clean. It’s comfortable. It’s easy to get around and it works. It is a … Continue reading

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Telephone books with a French touch

By Peter and Jean Richards A few days ago we found in the mailbox at our house in France a heavy cello-wrapped package containing the Annuaires for 2013 — the new telephone directories for the year from France Telecom. They … Continue reading

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We get a very warm welcome at a mosque in Kunming

By Jean and Peter Richards Chance encounters can turn travel into an extraordinary experience. In Kunming, we went to see a mosque and ended up having supper with hundreds of Muslims. As two funny looking old people wandering around China, … Continue reading

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The Good Food of Sichuan

By Jean and Peter Richards Travelers often go to Chengdu to see the giant black and white pandas. We went to eat the food for which Sichuan Province is rightly renown — bite-sized, dry cooked chicken enrobed in a blanket … Continue reading

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