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Monday Travel Update – Leaving Hong Kong

I few years ago I wrote about something I dubbed Gary’s Paradox (if figured I could name it after myself since I came up with it). The gist of it is, I can be out exploring or I can be working at my computer, but I can’t do both at the same time. My time [...]

Monday Travel Update – Chungking Mansion Edition

In the words of Dante from Clerks: “I’m not even supposed to be here today!” My original plan after Melbourne was to fly back to the US and spend 10 days in Portland before starting the photography tour in San Francisco. However, there was a slight change of plans and I ended up in Hong [...]

The Big Mac(Donald’s) Update

McDonald’s in Okinawa Since I last did a McDonald’s update, I’ve gained a lot of readers. For those who are new, I try to eat at a McDonald’s restaurant in every country I visit. McDonald’s in every country are just a little bit different as they adjust the menu to fit local tastes. Eating at [...]

The Ecology of Urban Hong Kong

Hong Kong is to small businesses as the rainforest is to plants. I think that analogy not only captures the idea that economic and regulatory conditions in Hong Kong are favorable to business, but it also captures a very real sense of how and where businesses spring up. They pop up like plants wherever conditions [...]

Last Day in Hong Kong (for real this time)

I got my tickets and everything is booked. Tomorrow evening I’ll be flying Royal Brunei Airlines to Bandar Darussalam and I’ll finally be out of Hong Kong. I’ve stayed here waaaay longer than I ever anticipated. Granted, I got a lot done and I probably needed to stay put for a few weeks, but I’m [...]

Merry Kiritimati

Well, once again I didn’t get to Macau. Christmas day however it is going to happen. I know this because I have tickets booked. Today, by the time I got to the ferry terminal (I slept late. my room has no sunlight) the ferries were booked for several hours. I said screw it and just [...]

Everytime I try to get out, they just keep pulling me back in

Not only am I still in Hong Kong, but I’m going to be here over Christmas. Macau is booked solid. At least all the cheap places are. My lack of planning around Christmas is really the proximate problem here. The place I’m staying in HK I had to check out today and I packed up [...]

Not in Macau

So, I’m not in Macau after all. I decided to stay a bit longer so I can get new glasses here. Its cheap and I’d rather not wait until I get to Australia. Also, the impending Christmas season is making it hard to get rooms and flights. I’ll make the best of it. I need [...]

Last Day in Hong Kong

Tomorrow I’m off to Macau. I’m sure I’ll be back to Hong Kong just to get a flight out, but that’s about it. Last night I had the best Mongolian BBQ I’ve ever had and got to see a street performer escape from a straight jacket. Can’t beat that. If nothing else, Hong Kong has [...]

Random Thoughts on Hong Kong

Here are various observations on Hong Kong that are probably too short to justify their own posts: Street signage in Hong Kong for stores are unlike anything I’ve ever seen. They not only extend into the road, but often will cross the meridian and overlap signs from the other side of the street. The effect [...]

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