I hope this email finds you all safe and well. I'm in
ever experience!! For some reason, people come in here to play interactive video games, most of which
are dealing with warfare - so I'm sitting here writing to you all while I listen to what sounds like a war
zone all around me....Guns, tanks, missiles, screaming - It is most bizarre and hard to concentrate.
Well, we made it hear with quite an adventure - and yet ANOTHER typhoon!! - this one complete with
thunder, lightning, howling wind, crashing waves, and torrential rain. I was out on deck this morning at
watching us trying to battle our way into
Luckily the weather cleared a little before our arrival - enough for me to take in the unbelievably
awesome skyline of
they've been built on top of other skyscrapers, buildings as far as the eye can see, all amassed and
compacted together in front of green peaks shrouded in mist and cloud.. Amazing. The weather is so humid it is like walking through a permanent shower - your clothes are always wet....
I've just returned from my city orientation which covered the historic and modern sections of the city.
I met a lot of English businessmen, whom I tried to stop and chat to - Most excused themselves as "too
busy" to talk to me, others looking at me like "you are a stranger, so why are you talking to me?" I'm
sorry to all of you who are still in the
I was told that there are over 200 000 brits still working in Hong Kong, but that a vast majority left
and went back to the
Tonight, I intend to take a cable car up to Victoria Island for dinner, and take in the electric
wait to visit the Great wall and the forbidden city... I will write again at the end of that trip..
By the way, there has been a change to our itinerary, but for security reasons, we are not 'supposed' to
tell our friends and family yet. Suffice to say that we are not going through the Suez canal, but will be
taking a southerly route around
Please let me know how you are all doing - I will do my best to reply to you on an individual basis as time
Love to you all.