Category Archives: Notes, Tips & Prejudices

#10 to Shek Tong Tsui

by Peter S. Richards I had just hopped down from the #10 bus at the Shek Tong Tsui community complex on Queen’s Road West, a hundred meters or so from our hotel in Hong Kong. There are days when I … Continue reading

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A Confusion of Fusion…

One lesson we have learned in many years of traveling in France is that the French seem baffled by and unable to reproduce any cuisine foreign to their land. They even have problems with French cuisine, but that is a … Continue reading

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Photo Exhibit Exposes the Soul of Hong Kong

by Jean and Peter Richards The soul of Hong Kong can still be found in the little shops wedged beneath and beside its soaring skyscrapers. Simon Go has captured that soul in a photographic exhibit titled “Gold Painted Signs – … Continue reading

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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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