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More than Marimekko in May — Helsinki

By Jean and Peter Richards Helsinki, Finland, may not be one of Europe’s most interesting capital cities, but it has its charms. A two hour ferry ride across the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki stands a cool contrast to the warm … Continue reading

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A Leisurely Drive Through the Middle Ages in Spain

By Jean and Peter Richards A leisurely drive through rural Spain became a week-long trip through the Middles Ages with modern amenities. We were easily seduced to rest in historic castles, convents and palaces, sip drinks in courtyards and savor … Continue reading

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Turin — The Way Life Can Be

By Jean and Peter Richards How can you not love a city where a luxury hotel harbors a family of turtles in its little garden, a coffee at the toniest cafe costs $1.50 or less, some of the best food … Continue reading

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Hong Kong — Our Favorite City

By Jean and Peter Richards Goodbye, New York. Sorry, London. Hong Kong has become our favorite city. It’s exciting. It hums with optimism and commerce. It’s clean. It’s comfortable. It’s easy to get around and it works. It is a … Continue reading

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We get a very warm welcome at a mosque in Kunming

By Jean and Peter Richards Chance encounters can turn travel into an extraordinary experience. In Kunming, we went to see a mosque and ended up having supper with hundreds of Muslims. As two funny looking old people wandering around China, … Continue reading

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The Good Food of Sichuan

By Jean and Peter Richards Travelers often go to Chengdu to see the giant black and white pandas. We went to eat the food for which Sichuan Province is rightly renown — bite-sized, dry cooked chicken enrobed in a blanket … Continue reading

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Pleasures Reigned in Spain on a Tour of the Northwest

By Jean and Peter Richards When a trip is perfect, it can be difficult to sort out its pleasures — the interesting sights, the comforts of lodging, the good things to eat. When they come complete with sunny skies and … Continue reading

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