I'm going to Hong Kong!!

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  1. jonKranked

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    for business. I'm nervous, but excited. trip is next month.

    anyone have any tips for going there? what to check out? what to avoid?
     

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    the cat, or the dog?
     
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    get some camera gear and hawk it on the buy/sell forum here.
     
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    any requests?

    which reminds me... i should take my camcorder :lighten:
     
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    i got both my macro tubes and teleconverter via an Ebay seller from HK and it was far cheaper...i'll let you know if i would like you to get a lens for me.
     
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    small boy business meeting again, Jon? :lighten:
     
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    Hit up Lan Kwai Fong (and try to best my time in pint of Guinness contest at the Canadian bar there, think it's called the Keg and they play old school hockey vids...I was still in 2nd place the last time I was there...trailed some guy from Perth...go figure!), take the Star Ferry, ride the peak tram, hit up the all-you-can eat brunch buffet at one of the hotels in Kowloon, take a visit to Shenzhen, be amazed at the cleanliness & efficiency of HKG airport.

    Those are some of my recommendations.

    -ska todd
     
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    no, that's the Philippines :clue:


    and only when Steve (deadatbirth) is with me :busted:
     
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    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    I heard he has a "friend" in Pennsylvania! :clapping:

    PS, you coming "back east" this summer? I have your loft all ready!
     
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    sweetness! i'm planning on coming back for the whiteface 5K race, and possibly championships at mt snow.
     
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    thanks for the info! what was your time on the pint?

    not sure how much time I'll have for sightseeing / shopping / etc, when my company sends someone to HK for business, it normally means a 14-15 hour work day on top of a 14 hour time zone difference.
     
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    3.6 or 3.8 I think.

    -ska todd
     
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    jon..pm me if you want some good places to go. ive been there twice before and it is nice. next to japan is was one of the nicer asian countries ive been to.
     
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    Bring Iodine Tablets for the water. My bro caught something nasty when he was there. IV antibiotics for weeks and he lost 50 pounds. It was close to 6 months before he felt better.
     
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    oh and dont forget to hit up the red light district...great boot leg cd's, brass knuckles, "candle shows", and great food. as far as touristy stuff, there wasnt as much as Thailand, but theres still a ton of stuff to do when you arent working
     
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    That's why I'm only planning on drinking sake.
     
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    check out redwoflairsoft bases in HK
    chinamen dont know sht about sake
     
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    true, but i'd rather take my chances with the sake than the water :clue:
     
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    i drank the water there. it was better than thailand, but i had no issues. i did stick with the coca cola because it taste almost the same everywhere. and the landing in the airport is always fun
     
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    is this the airport that is sinking?
     
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    i dont know about the HK airport, but a airport in Japan was sinking b/c it is a man made island.
    the ending of the runway in HK starts at the edge of the water so it looks like you are landing in the water.
    oh and have fun on your 15 hour flight..stay hydrated. and watch all 4-5 of the movies
     
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    oh its the tokyo airport. I keep getting the two cities confused.

    This morning I asked my boss if I needed to get Godzilla insurance for the trip :D
     
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    its not the Tokyo airport, its the man made island called Kansai Airport. Tokyo is on the main island. the Kansai airport building is on adjustable stilts to compensate for it sinking
     
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    But they're still under threat of Godzilla.


    See, I've never been to Asia. For all I know Godzilla roams as freely as the buffalo used to on the Great Plains. I told this to my boss also.
     
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    godzilla and bad teeth roam all of asia. its inevitable get godzilla and dental insurance
     
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    Cool man, I was there in like '87. I bet it's TOTALLY different now. Take lots of pics.
     
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    i thought bad teeth was only england?
     
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    when england invaded asia in 1776 they passed bad teeth onto all of asia
     
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    Wouldn't it be easier to just drink booze the whole time?
     
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    Whiteface 5 K & Hong Kong. You are a jet setter aren't you?

    DHM
     
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    its a big world, i'm trying to ruin as much of it as possible :D
     
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    your reverse time on the second attempt was even faster... :rofl:

    Jon - take the bus up to the summit (can't remember which line) and then take the tram down... dunno which is worse, the wrong-side driving or being on the upper deck of a bus ripping around mountain roads with nothing between you and a 1000' drop but a 2 foot high stone wall (and no shoulder).

    Otherwise Lan Kwai Fan is an absolute must. Also if you can find your way around, the subway's are a blast as well. Gives new meaning to the term "wind tunnel". If you go to Shenzhen, make sure you go to Fu Yong (Shenzhen Airport) instead of downtown. Why bother with the high-rises and western culture of downtown Shenzhen when you can experience the squalor and pollution of a real, authentic manufacturing area.
     
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    Shenzen IS where our manufacturing is located :disgust::dead: