Hong Kong – Entering the Dragon!

by brian on November 27, 2008

Hong Kong – I am here! And you know what? There are TOO MANY English speakers.

I’m so used to people talking and me not understanding that it became nice. I didn’t have to hear their problems. The boring, inane stuff. I could be among and oblivious at the same time.

No more.

Every word I understand…

When you travel like this, you’re bound to lose things. For me that means:

My iPod is gone. In over a month on the road I did not use it. At all. I read before I left to leave it at home, but I said I would use it on long flights, long bus rides. Not even. I’ve been so busy writing postcards, experiencing the trip or blogging about it that I did not touch it. It’s OK. Everything is still on the computer at home. Just sync up again with a new one.

And in a twist of irony, my satellite tracker is gone. I think I may have left it on the flight from Ho Chi Minh to Hong Kong. I’ll call Cathay Pacific and find out. Honestly I’ve been seriously disappointed with it. You’ve got to hold it up to the sky and baby it to get it to transmit. I think a cell phone GPS would have been better, but the data charges would have been killer. I saw the iPhone GPS work in Japan like a champ.

I’ve got to catch you up with my last night in Cambodia. Maybe the best night of the trip so far….

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Anonymous November 28, 2008 at 5:41 PM

if you get the chance, head over to Macau for the afternoon. It’s only a 45min ferry ride from Hong Kong (you have to go through immigration/customs both ways so be prepared for that). interesting place.


brian November 28, 2008 at 9:33 PM

@Anon – Macau is on the agenda. I’ve heard so much about it that I have to check it.


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