Starway Guangshen Hotel
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... they write what was sent. I'll remind you: I live in one of the richest and most technologically advanced cities in China, and this stuff still occurs.
To compare to the U.S. system: Desiree also sent a letter from Japan to the U.S. for my parents, and that took two weeks...compared to 4 months.
Here's another example. Before I came to China my first time, I obviously had to get a work visa. In the U.S., it took 4 days to get it done. I had a ...
... incense, flowers and food. A woman left an offering of what looked to me like a frozen dinner still in the box. One of the shops sells sticks of incense, some of which are the size of baseball bats. The whole area is filled with sweet smelling smoke. Scattered around the grounds are dozens of dogs, all of which were sleeping in the sun. They wore collars so we don't know how wild they were, if at all. But they seemed to be living a very Buddhist life ...
... queue. So we waited in another long line before finally being allowed to leave China. Then we had to queue up again to go through Hong Kong customs. Finally, on the other side of the border, another bus took us to Kowloon in Hong Kong.
One additional note about the customs office, there were a bzillion signs warning Chinese against buying more than a certain amount of baby formula. You could be jailed for 18 months for smuggling more than that amount into ...
... just whisper "hash" or any variation of marijuana under their breath. Always a good laugh.
Our first day there, we simply decided to walk around, get our bearings, grab a bite to eat, and see what the place had to offer around our area. Hong Kong is insanely expensive compared to China--actually, it's just expensive. A metro ride for nine stops was three times the cost of what I paid in New York City. Meals are as expensive as America, sometimes far more. It is ...
... clearly because he said it several hundred times. Another Indian gentlemen had made the same comment earlier in the day and I thought he was coming onto me, but this second guy instantaneously launched into some street magic whereby he placed a scrunched-up blank piece of paper in my hand, wrote some stuff down on a separate notepad and then, somehow, the same stuff appeared on the paper. I got the distinct feeling that all the compliments about my amazingly lucky face were building ...
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