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Victoria Harbour from the hotel window
Leaving Hong Kong World-readable
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
The noonday gun fires
The Noonday Gun World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator spends his last full day in Hong Kong picking off the last few sites he missed
River traffic on the Pearl River in Huangpu
Guangzhou World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator visits the third-largest city in the People's Republic of China
Calvin eats a Mickey Mouse waffle at Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator experiences the magic kingdom and the middle kingdom at the same time
Bamboo-lined walkway in Victoria Park
A day without a plan World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator tries to get a visa for the People's Republic, and tries to go shopping in Hong Kong
Bamboo scaffolding under an expressway suspended over Victoria Harbour
The New Territories World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator explores the New Territories
Riding the Peak Tram up the peak
Christmas at the Peak World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator spends Christmas on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong
Kowloon and the International Commerce Centre
Cheung Chau World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator visits the outlying island of Cheung Chau
Barge dredging the harbor from our hotel window
Defending the harbor World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator beats jet-lag and worries about the appropriate level of history to discuss with a preschooler
Calvin looks out the hotel window at Victoria Harbour
Lay ho, Hong Kong World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator begins to explore Hong Kong
United 737 and 777 at LAX
Flying to Hong Kong World-readable
In which the intrepid narrator drags his three-year-old halfway around the world and lives to tell the tale

Having rejected DOS, we're paranoid about anything that isn't
"user-friendly," that requires some adjustment on our part and a
commitment to meet the technology halfway. It's as if Henry Ford rigged
a bridle and set of leather reins to his Model T instead of a steering
wheel and clutch, and to this day we were still driving our cars the way
a 19th century groomsman would handle a horse and buggy.
- Jonathon Keats, "'You Send Me' by Patricia T. O'Conner & Stewart
Kellerman", Salon.com