Month: August 2009

Touring The Touristy Sights

After leaving Hong Kong, I stayed the night Shenzhen because the train to Guilin was full. I was able to purchase an expensive soft sleeper ticket for the next night. That was better than being stuck in Shenzhen for two more nights. I went to a hotel that had decent reviews on hotelworld.com, which turned out to be a total…

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Last Night In Hong Kong

Well it’s been a long vacation from China, but it’s time to get back, and get moving. HK has been great. From day one, I knew I’d like this city. It’s got everything – food, entertainment, night life, beautiful parks, hiking, an incredible public transit system, and a diverse liberal population. Kind of like San Francisco, but 10 times the…

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Toto, We’re Not In China Anymore….

I’ve left the mainland and arrived in Hong Kong. And so far this place is fantabulous! My experience in Guangzhou was less than exciting. I was rained on the entire time. Heavy rain, complete with lots of lightning & thunder, which was pretty cool to see. We don’t get thunderstorms in San Francisco, so it was great to finally experience…

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Hiding Out In Nanchang

Well it’s Sunday, 18:04. I’ve been hiding out in my hotel in Nanchang, working on the site & uploading pictures, for the last three days. I had a feeling that the “broad band connection” advertised by the hotel would not exactly be fast. However, it’s definitely the fastest connection I’ve had in China so far. Still, It takes about a…

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