Category Archives: Asia

#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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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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