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International Air Travel, My Style.

As I start packing for yet another intercontinental flight, I came to the happy realization that I am now quite good at this. I know not to take more than one pair of shoes, two pairs of jeans, and save the weight and space for a few extra pair of BVDs. In the last year I have been in five […]

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Last Post from Hong Kong

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The first impression anyone would get from Hong Kong is that it is very clean. That might be a cultural thing, or it might be the severe penalties for littering. After India, it was a different planet. The people even the kids are quite orderly. They queue up for busses and everything else. They do not shove or cut line. […]

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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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