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Hong Kong 2012

2012-02-16 21:28:47
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Go east, young man! World-readable
2012-12-15 14:50:18
In which the intrepid narrator prepares to head to East Asia for something resembling a family vacation
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United 737 and 777 at LAX
Flying to Hong Kong World-readable
2012-12-27 06:07:29
In which the intrepid narrator drags his three-year-old halfway around the world and lives to tell the tale
Calvin looks out the hotel window at Victoria Harbour
Lay ho, Hong Kong World-readable
2013-01-03 19:09:57
In which the intrepid narrator begins to explore Hong Kong
Barge dredging the harbor from our hotel window
Defending the harbor World-readable
2013-01-04 01:43:14
In which the intrepid narrator beats jet-lag and worries about the appropriate level of history to discuss with a preschooler
Kowloon and the International Commerce Centre
Cheung Chau World-readable
2013-01-04 08:32:55
In which the intrepid narrator visits the outlying island of Cheung Chau
Riding the Peak Tram up the peak
Christmas at the Peak World-readable
2013-01-06 18:55:01
In which the intrepid narrator spends Christmas on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong
Bamboo scaffolding under an expressway suspended over Victoria Harbour
The New Territories World-readable
2013-01-07 18:53:17
In which the intrepid narrator explores the New Territories
Bamboo-lined walkway in Victoria Park
A day without a plan World-readable
2013-01-08 19:05:44
In which the intrepid narrator tries to get a visa for the People's Republic, and tries to go shopping in Hong Kong
Calvin eats a Mickey Mouse waffle at Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland World-readable
2013-01-12 20:35:01
In which the intrepid narrator experiences the magic kingdom and the middle kingdom at the same time
River traffic on the Pearl River in Huangpu
Guangzhou World-readable
2013-01-13 12:33:34
In which the intrepid narrator visits the third-largest city in the People's Republic of China
The noonday gun fires
The Noonday Gun World-readable
2013-01-14 21:41:00
In which the intrepid narrator spends his last full day in Hong Kong picking off the last few sites he missed
Victoria Harbour from the hotel window
Leaving Hong Kong World-readable
2013-01-15 20:51:53
In which the intrepid narrator bids farewell to Hong Kong after ten days in the Special Administrative Region and fails to visit the giant Buddha on Lantau Island
Slide in the playground at the 228 Peace Park
Provisional capital World-readable
2013-01-17 19:37:44
In which the intrepid narrator explores Taipei in the rain
Display of Asus motherboards on a street corner in Taipei
Sunology World-readable
2013-01-18 19:11:43
In which the intrepid narrator sees a giant panda, rides a gondola, contemplates the study of Sunology, gets nearly lost on the alleys and lanes of Taipei, and eats a Ma-Po tofu burger
Plastic screen in a classical Chinese style
Living in the future World-readable
2013-01-19 11:45:15
In which the intrepid narrator visits the National Palace Museum, meets a friendly local student, goes shopping, and visits the erstwhile tallest building in the world
United 777-200 waiting at the gate at Narita International Airport
2013-01-19 18:39:43
In which the intrepid narrator flies home, lands before taking off, and experiences the same day twice
2013-02-06 20:44:06
In which the intrepid narrator unleashes an ebook on the unsuspecting populous
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- Commander Webster, "The Maiden Voyager", _The Voyages of the Galactic_