Archive for April, 2009

Guilin down the river

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

It’s a little off-putting to learn that a place you’re about to visit has a rainy season that lasts six months, which is what the guide told us on the way into town from the airport in Guilin, but it turned out to be OK. We didn’t experience monsoons or anything. We got wet a […]

Hong Kong Redux 10

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Easter Sunday and we’re off again on another Magical Mystery bus adventure. (What a cheap way to tour – as old people, our bus fare is $2 HK. One dollar US is $7 HK – you do the math.) We took a bus to “Kowloon City Ferry,” whatever and wherever that was. We’re not exactly […]

Hong Kong Redux 9

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Mong Kok is an area full of street markets.  Sylv and I have been looking for an opportunity to go down there (it’s just a couple of train stops away); we finally found a free afternoon on a nice day.   It’s bedlam; what’s called the Ladies’ Market comprises two rows of stalls down the middle […]

Hong Kong Redux 8

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The Marco Polo upgraded us so we had a pleasant room, not overlooking the harbor, but at least overlooking the pool. The England Rugby Sevens team (there’s a big deal tournament going on in Hong Kong now) was working out in the pool this morning, which was a treat no doubt for any ladies watching! […]

Hong Kong Redux 7

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Saturday a man we’d met named Neil Herndon who lives in the complex (his wife teaches at HKBU) invited us to lunch. He drove his big SUV (they have a couple of little girls, so the truck comes in handy) through HK traffic (we felt safe, like we were in a tank) down to Kowloon […]