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Vienna: a Surfeit of Satisfactions

  By Jean and Peter Richards Vienna is what cities once aspired to be – an elegant center of sophistication, civilized living, comfort and taste. It is also a bit of a stage set. Three weeks in late winter wasn’t … Continue reading

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Bratislava: an easy day trip from Vienna

By Jean and Peter Richards Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is a popular day trip from Vienna. The one hour 10 minute boat cruise was relaxing, comfortable and boring. The waters were calm, the sun shone and there was little … 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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Spring Ahead to the Slow Lane in Italy’s Po Valley and Lake District

  By Jean and Peter Richards A short driving trip meant to fill time and gaps in our travels in Italy turned into three memorable weeks along the Po Valley and into The Lake District just as it awakened in … Continue reading

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Hemingway came to Cuneo to buy candy — we followed and found a lot more

  by Peter & Jean Richards Cuneo was a big surprise. More to Jean, who asked, “Why do you want to go to a dumpy little town like Cuneo?” After two eye-opening and enjoyable weeks in northern Italy, including Modena, … Continue reading

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Li River Cruise and Rice Noodles Nourish the Soul in Guilin, China

by Jean and Peter Richards The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is one of the most touristic trips in China, but it is a journey worth taking. We had the good fortune to fly in from Hong Kong … Continue reading

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