Category Archives: Asia

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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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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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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India’s Golden Triangle Proves a Great Introduction to a Rich and Ancient Culture

By Jean and Peter Richards India‚Äôs Golden Triangle unfolds in layers as intricate as the colorful costumes of its women. Its cities abound in economic contradictions; its suburbs burst with banal expansion, but in the landscapes of its fertile, furrowed … Continue reading

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