Archive for May, 2009

Chengdu for a change

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Flying up to Chengdu, PRC from Hong Kong on Dragonair, we were again struck by the enormous difference in economy passenger service between Chinese airlines (Asian airlines in general, actually) and U.S. airlines. On a two-hour flight, not only were we offered our choice of a half-dozen free newspapers; we were fed a delicious dinner […]

Hong Kong Redux 11

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Today was the absolute most gorgeous day since we’ve been here, especially appreciated after what seemed like a month of damp gray days.   Blue skies, hot sun, nice cooling breeze, low humidity – it doesn’t get any better than this.   I spent most of the morning (after my e-Chinese lesson) up on the roof reading, […]