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Napping, Hong Kong-Style

Do you ever think that you’re the only passenger awake on planes? I often do.  It doesn’t matter how tired I am, but sleep always seems like less of a possibility than getting served something inedible. At the other end … Continue reading

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Airport Spotting

Have you heard of the pastime called plane spotting?  It involves going to various points near an airport to take photos of aircraft and often to log the airplane’s registration number. I like seeing different airlines, but I generally have … Continue reading

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The 2015 Chinese New Year: The Year of the Escalator

I was wandering around the Times Square mall in Hong Kong at the time of the Chinese New Year in 2007 when it struck me that I wasn’t in New York anymore (on second though, it might be better to say … Continue reading

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Caracas, Venezuela’s Torre de David

My timing is not good these days.  Ah, that’s a half-truth. Whereas the dollar went far on my recent visit to Caracas, Venezuela, the one building I wanted to visit, the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, was already been cleared of its … Continue reading

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The Haughtiest of Escalators

My pace is undeniably Manhattan.  Although Tokyo and Hong Kong offer similarly rushed/get the heck-outta-my-way gaits (though Tokyo gets top marks for actually obeying escalator etiquette), here’s a little beginner’s guide to China: TAKE THE STAIRS.  You won’t find a … Continue reading

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Zoologically Challenged

There’s a fair amount of disturbing t-shirts over in China.  The next time you’re interested in visiting Sichuan (or 四川, or Szechuan for those restaurant-Chinese linguists) province specifically to scope out and hold a panda, remember, the owners of that facility … Continue reading

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Profligate Pescetarianism (Go Fish)

My friend had previously not visited Hong Kong, so I indulged him in visiting the more nature-friendly side of the city.  We hitched a ride in the cable car on Lantau (大嶼山) Island to view the airport and the rolling … Continue reading

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Ya, we’ve got egg tarts too

Although the usual pastry of choice in Hong Kong (or Macao?  No, was it Portugal?  Heck, I’ll even add the Boston suburbs to the mix…) is the egg tart (蛋挞 dan4ta4), numerous bakeries around the city actually offer decent alternatives.  … Continue reading

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