NOVEMBER 27, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 21
MORE TIME In December, the Ritz-Carlton in Osaka will celebrate what
sticklers insist is the true start of the next millennium. The hotel plans
to welcome the new era via an old onewith an 18th-century saturnalia
that could go down in the all-time annals of excess. Gluttons have already
forked out $1,850 a head for the sold-out dinner, which includes 100-year-old
wines, servers in Napoleonic costume and a Hungarian string quartet.
Peace in a Himalayan Hideaway
It isn't often that the manager of your hotel is the
uncle of a queen.
Off Sri Lanka's palm-fringed south coast one can espy
perhaps the island's strangest sightstilt fishermen.
With the summer long gone and the leaner months approaching,
you might find you haven't squirreled away enough for
a winter escape.
In December, the Ritz-Carlton in Osaka will celebrate
what sticklers insist is the true start of the next
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