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Sunday, April 16, 2017

PaGA 2017: Day 21 Bangkok to Hong Kong

Well, I'm now three weeks into my 42-day world adventure, the halfway point.  My final breakfast in Bangkok:

My Thai Air plane to Hong Kong:

Largest pearl I've seen, in the Thai Air Lounge (about the size of that testicle of Friday).

It was a wonderful flight, and here is one dish--fruits with a glass of water:

The chicken dish was good, with a Johnny Walker Gold Label.

Immigration and customs went smoothly, and the Marriott SkyCity took me to their hotel in a luxury van.  Hong Kong is exactly 12 hour ahead of New York during the daylight saving period.  My room view:

Their Executive Lounge rivaled that of the Marriott Marquis.  My dinner and dessert:

That's the Hong Kong International Airport.  Here with landing planes:

From the Sunday Morning Post of Hong Kong, the "Mother of All Ships" is in port here.  The MOL Triumph, a container ship, is the world's largest vessel of any kind, 400 meters (1312 feet) long, and began operation just this month.  Five more of these are being built by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in South Korea.  There were three larger ships, but they all fell apart.

The paper also showed a photo of a pink lake in Qinghai, and experts are puzzled.

Finally, also from this issue, China is spending $10 billion to create a port in Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia to contend with Singapore.  Somebody in China must be ticked off with Singapore, and, of course, Singapore seceded from Malaysia in 1965.  There is some historical precedence, as this map shows the Silk Road passing through this port, and Zhang He, the great Chinese maritime explorer of the 15th century, remains revered in this part of the world.  He might have discovered America before Columbus.

Oh, this is an absolute must click:  Sean Spicer, Melissa McCarthy, the Easter Bunny and SNL all wish you Happy Easter!!!

Whoops, apparently that clip was removed.  However, here is one that is better than the above and deserves your time.

Tomorrow, lunch at the Hong Kong L'Atelier.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SNL video removed. Darn. Wanted to have a nice Easter with a chuckle.