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Trying to Get Home from China; or, the Trip to Hades Revisited

It was the best of weeks, it was the worst of weeks. And it was over. Time to go home…

Stan and I left the Venice Hotel early and caught a cab to the Shekou Ferry Terminal. Well, we sorta caught one. The cabline boss put us in it, anyway. But the driver was nowhere […]

Next Stop, Hades, Part Deux: Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong, Oh Boy!

The Roadtrip to Hell Great China Expedition continues from previous post…

Six hours later I was in line to load up. I peeked out the window at our aircraft: A brand-spanking new, Boeing 777-300ER. Not the expected “Queen of the Skies,” my favorite 747. Oh well, I like the Triple-Seven well enough. Just so I […]

Next Stop, Hades; or How I Spent My Summer Vacation Trying to Get to Hong Kong, Part One

Today I attempted the impossible, or so it seemed at the time: I set out on a (relatively normal) business trip to China via Chicago and Hong Kong…

I got up at 3 A.M., as I needed to be at the airport at oh-dark-milddle-of-the-night to catch a United Airlines flight to Chicago. Which brings about […]

Road Trip Alert: Southeast China This Month

I just found out I’m on my way to China again! I’ll be spending the end of July (and maybe into August) in southeast China, in Guangdong (Canton) Province. First stop: Hong Kong, one of my all-time favorite cities. Yes, it’s summertime there too, and quite muggy if memory serves. But heck, it can’t […]