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The Great Wall of China

Mao is quoted as saying , and I am paraphrasing here, “A man who has not seen the Great Wall is not a man”. I will take that to mean, a tourist who has not seen the Great Wall is not a world class tourist.   The Great Wall is just that. A great big wall. You will need to […]

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Kowloon, Lantau and Macau are Not Chinese Menu Items

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They are instead three islands near Hong Kong, which we took whirlwind tours of this week. All three deserve more time, alas our time is limited. I have not blogged for three days simply because when we get back to our hotel, have some real menu items to eat, a couple of TsingTao beers (the best beer with Chinese food, […]

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First Full Day in Hong Kong

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Mary Ann took charge of planning the day, over a post breakfast beer. She signed us up for a city tour. All in all it was a good experience. The only disappointment was when we got to “the peak” we were fogged in and could not get the best view of HK. We did however get some views from ½ […]

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The China Syndrome

A week ago, Japan was rocked. The triple whammie was capped by a nuclear “problem” that as of this writing could still result in a meltdown, and possibly burn a hole straight thru the planet. This very unlikely event is called “The China Syndrome” in the west. In Japan they probably call it the New Jersey Syndrome. We therefore came […]

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