Miss Hong Kong seems very happy to see me. She is shedding tears of joy.
TRANSLATION : The summer MONSOON RAINS are here and on a short walk I got soaked to the skin. I got absolutely sopping wet just walking two short blocks to purchase 10 liters of safe bottled drinking water. Rain or shine I must do this and I got the water and I am good to go.
I will be here at the YMCA in Kowloon a minimum of 7-nights. Paid for and locked in my beloved dormitory area.
My flight here from Seattle was one of my VERY BEST EVER IN MY LIFE flights to Hong Kong. I slept like a top. I awoke and we were in Hong Kong or so I thought. Wrong. We were only 6-hours into the flight. Back to sleep like a dead man. I again awoke in Hong Kong. Wrong. Three hours had passed and I still had three more hours to go.
The meals back in the cattle coach section rivaled any meal I have had in Business / First Class.
TRANSLATION : I am NOT a fussy eater. I love food and I loved my cattle coach meals. Three (3) count them meals.
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TO PATTI ..
IMPOSSIBLE TO CALL YOU MY DEAR ONE. I did everything in my considerable arsenal of abilities and struck out. I finally asked the lad here in the YMCA who was my porter to use his cell phone to call Nicky. Nicky WILL be at the 8:30AM meeting at the Mariner’s Club in the morning.
“Yes Patti called me Cap!” when I asked Nicky if you had called him My Dear One and THANKS FOR DOING THAT.
I will God Willing have my own China Mobile cell phone tomorrow. I could NOT NOT NOT buy a PCCW phone card.
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At my stage of life I can pretty much do as I like. There is no place on this earth that I would rather be than here in my beloved Hong Kong.
I am paying for the broken hip.
TRANSLATION : I paid a wheel chair attendant $200 Hong Kong dollars to wheel me from the plane to the baggage carousel. Then she carried my bags and me to a taxi. I paid the taxi $300 Hong Kong to ride right to the door of the YMCA. I paid a porter here in the YMCA $100 Hong Kong dollars to carry my bags up to my dorm room. In the days-of-old I did all of this myself and paid only $100 Hong Kong dollars for the entire trip to the YMCA or the Homy Inn or to Mercer Street in Hong Kong.
Lord God In Heaven Above : It sure is easy when someone else (wheel chair attendant, cab driver and hotel porter) performs all of the heavy lifting. My main suitcase weighed 20 KG (or 45 lbs) and my carry on weighed 9KG (or 20 lbs).
I had given up all hope of ever in my life feeling this good. I had given up all hope of ever in my life being back here in Hong Kong.
Sorry Mister Lenovo that you could not come along.
Witness THIS :
Once again I have figured out how to do the internet out of the country with no laptop.
I ain’t pretty but it is SOMETHING.
SMILING FROM EAR TO EAR.
Your Captain In Kowloon across Victoria Harbor from Hong Kong Island.
- JUL 6, 17 (PART 3) .. Cap is now on the ground in Seattle..
- JUL 9, 17 .. KOWLOON / HONG KONG