Category Archives: Notes, Tips & Prejudices

Prada Puts on a Devil of a Display in Hong Kong

By Peter & Jean Richards Prada has put on a surprisingly interesting road show, Pradasphere, which is parked atop Pier Four on Hong Kong Island’s Victoria Harbor until 5 December 2014. The luxury goods company has been reported to have … Continue reading

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A Better Tour of India Because We Used Abercrombie & Kent

By Jean and Peter Richards We don’t herd well, but Abercrombie & Kent may have tamed us. For half a century we have traveled by planning hundreds of our own trips, making arrangements directly and wandering about on our own … Continue reading

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TIP: Desayunos en España

By Peter and Jean Richards If you do not want a large breakfast while touring in Spain, you can savor a lot of local atmosphere and save quite a bit of money by having your desayunos in a bar near … Continue reading

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A Ballet of the Spoons at Brasserie Georges in Lyon

By Peter and Jean Richards On  a recent drive to Italy, we stopped for the night in Lyon, France, because we had not visited Brasserie Georges for almost a decade. This time we were particularly struck by a marvelous ballet … Continue reading

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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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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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Brasserie Flo Metz Comes Up Short

We have been to Brasserie Flo in Metz three times. It is one of those elegant and nostalgia-evoking Art Nouveau restaurants, a dying breed found mostly in France, but occasionally in other European capitals. We love them. Brasserie Flo Metz, … Continue reading

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