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Road trip on the Continent I enjoyed "Continent, on Cruise Control," June 15, by Susan Spano. I thought you left out one major piece of advice, however -- using a GPS system. We used our Garmin Nüvi 670 on a two-week driving trip to Germany in March...
Tags: India, Trips and Vacations, Garmin Ltd., Vehicles, Travel
For tourist information on selected foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn most hotel rooms, you find a little bit of sightseeing information. The room I booked at a hotel in Liechtenstein -- where tax-sheltered banking generates almost a third of the gross domestic product -- had a brochure on asset management. I didn't...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShe was, by her own account, a "daughter of destiny," a pampered girl from an aristocratic Pakistani family who inherited her father's political mantle and went on to become the Muslim world's first female prime minister. But in the end, that destiny...
Times Staff WriterIN chocolate circles, it's often said that ganache reveals the true art of the chocolatier. Ganache, that creamy, silky, melt-in-your mouth blend of chocolate, cream and butter, is at the heart of many of the best artisan confections. And more and more...
Chicago Tribune Staff WriterHONG KONG--Twenty years have passed since I left this gleaming metropolis on the South China Sea. Those memories came rushing back on a sweltering afternoon in a crowded stall with one perfect bite. At Kau Kee Restaurant in the Sheung Wan neighborhood,...
Tags: Beef Brisket, Soups, Veal, Meatballs, England
Special to The TimesParis — AT dinner, it was the blind leading the temporarily blinded. Véronique, a legally blind French waitress, escorted me and my friend Gilles toward our table in the cave-dark dining room at Dans le Noir. Véronique led Gilles by the hand. I...
ROBERT W. POOLE JR. is an engineer and the director of transportation studies at the Reason Foundation. He has advised the last four presidential administrations on transportation issues.FOR YEARS, we've known that connecting the 710 and the 210 — the Long Beach Freeway and the Foothill Freeway — would significantly reduce congestion in Los Angeles and throughout the region. But building a freeway through South Pasadena is a...
Bloomberg NewsIf you want to watch Nick having sex with a prostitute, he's happy to let you. The 36-year-old bank-security technician drove eight hours from his home in Metz, France, to Big Sister, a Prague brothel, where customers peruse a touch-screen menu of...
Times Music CriticI do not unconditionally celebrate the Internet, particularly its intrusion into classical music. As replacements for the record store, Amazon and iTunes have become necessary evils. Typical commercial downloads are sonic shadows of the superior sound...
Jane Randolph, a B-movie actress in the 1940s who was best known for her role in the film noir "Cat People," died May 4 in Gstaad, Switzerland, after surgery on a broken hip, her daughter said. She was 93. Under contract to the RKO studio in 1942,...
Tags: Val Lewton, Movies, Entertainment, Obituaries, Max Reinhardt
Imagine a museum that boasts the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. Now imagine that an intrepid female curator puts all the men's work in storage and fills the permanent collection galleries with a new version of 20th and...
Tags: Brooklyn Museum, Libraries, Sculpture, Japan, Paris (France)
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