Jill had a few days off so we decided to get over to Macau. It’s about an hour long ferry ride from Shenzhen. Macau is split in two. There is the peninsula bordering China and an island next to it connected by a couple bridges. Macau is the most densely populated place in the world because it is so small. It is also one of the most wealthy places in the world because it is the only place in all of China where gambling is legal.… Read the rest
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On my Birthday, the weather was extremely hot. I carried around a parasol all day long. It served me a little but one needs a space suit AC unit here these days. I had breakfast and lunch with my lovely wife. Breakfast was delicious oatmeal ala Jill. She tried cooking diced apple with the oatmeal but we agreed the apple is much better added after cooking because its flavor disappeared in the process.
Jill and I went to Hong Kong yesterday after 2 moths in Shenzhen. Actually it was 2 days ago. Oddly I found familiar places there. Like the skyway we used to get to the History museum and the restaurants we ate at. We were last there 2 months ago and the place made such an impression.
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Another big city, Kuala Lumpur. What’s the point any more. We landed with few expectations after our grand tour of southern Vietnam. Jill booked a hotel room for six days online from Saigon. When we arrived at our little Chinatown address we discovered a tiny room with no windows. After haggling and giving up on a better room we settled into our short term home.… Read the rest
We arrived here in the dark and stayed in a hotel room with 2 single beds. The breaker box buzzed all night masking a few marauding mosquitos. The next day we walked to a restaurant called the Red Tomato for breakfast. Jill discovered oatmeal on the menu and we both ordered it. It was hot the coffee was hot. It’s almost unbearably hot here.… Read the rest
Has it been so long? Jill and I made it to Malaysia. Before leaving Vietnam we managed to fall in love with it. I even got a goodbye kiss on my calf from a hot tailpipe. It doesn’t quite match the greeting kiss I got on my other ankle when we arrived. That’s all in the past though. We are making a short term nest in Kuala Lumpur.… Read the rest
Today I drove through sunshine, jungle, through mountains, and over rivers. We were 4 km from Laos at one point. We’ve ended the day in a village called P’rao. A couple Canadians on a trip shared a little rice liquor with us. We chatted about travels and Vietnam. They’ve been to Myanmar and Thailand. I can hardly wait to visit there someday.… Read the rest
Touristy Hue today. We went to the forbidden city and a pagoda. I drove for what seemed like the first time in days. I had to remember how to shift into second, it has gotten quirkier of late. It’s odd because I drove less than 24 hours ago. Driving through the rain was a wholly different experience. It was monotonous so wet.… Read the rest
We are back in Da Nang after a short jaunt to Chu Lai. The drive was harrowing on the highway. It was pleasant on the byway though. It rained on us a few times but we stayed dry in our plastic ponchos. We saw some of the pavement from the American military base which seems to be all that is left of it.… Read the rest