Category Archives: Travel

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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Savor the Flavors of the Friuli in Spring (or anytime)

By Jean and Peter Richards Spring is a good time to savor the flavors of the Friuli where the warmth of an Italian welcome is always in season. The natural resilience of the people of this long-besieged landscape manifests itself … Continue reading

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Japan: complex, mysterious and isolated

By Jean and Peter Richards Japan surprised and grew on us. We were surprised to learn that a country with such global reach could still be so insular and homogeneous. It was something of a shock to be in cities … Continue reading

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Food in Japan: look, eat, learn

By Jean and Peter Richards We ate well in Japan; sometimes we did not know what we were having. In our half century searching for good things to eat across the globe, never have we seen so many ingredients we … 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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