Category Archives: Asia

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’s 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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A Chef in Jaipur Transforms Our Attitude Towards Indian Food

By Jean and Peter Richards Indian was never on our list of favorite cuisines until we met the talented young chef at Cinnamon in Jaipur. Niranjan Nayak transformed our impression of his country’s food. Nayak applies his considerable talents at … Continue reading

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A Better Tour of India Because We Used Abercrombie & Kent

By Jean and Peter Richards We don’t herd well, but Abercrombie & Kent may have tamed us. For half a century we have traveled by planning hundreds of our own trips, making arrangements directly and wandering about on our own … Continue reading

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