Category Archives: Travel

A Zamoran Surprise

By Jean and Peter Richards Spain has always been full of surprises for us. Some of the best places are not in the top tier of tourist attractions, and we are now well past the main circuit in this country … Continue reading

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#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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Five Enchanted Days in Hangzhou

by Jean and Peter Richards Hangzhou, southwest of Shanghai, is the most beautiful place we have seen in China. Guides often give the area a half day; we spent five and could have filled more enjoying its magnificent lake, tasty … Continue reading

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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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