My week in China was pretty great. I ate incredibly well, if exotically, got to see a couple different factories, and generally got a decent sense for Guangdong Province (I was in Dongguan and Shenzhen).

Again my friend Patrick was a fantastic host – we spent Saturday morning touring his factory (he’s the hairdryer king!), then came back to Hong Kong in the afternoon. He took me to a great hot pot restaurant, and today we toured Hong Kong Island (Shek O beach, Stanley Market, and Victoria Peak). I managed on my own to check out some more of the city in the afternoon/evening, and was pretty beat by the end of the day.

Traveling can definitely take it out of you, especially when it’s to an unfamiliar culture or a place where you don’t speak the language. I was really looking for some comfort food tonight, something familiar and easy on my stomach (though, knock on wood, I haven’t gotten sick at all since I’ve arrived). Oddly enough, Korean food is high on the comfort food scale for me, so I was glad to find Sorabol. I chowed down on some great bi bim bap and feel much better, thank you.

I’m headed back to Shenzhen tomorrow for a couple days, then back to Hong Kong Tuesday night and back to Seattle Wednesday morning. My flight leaves here at 8:25 AM and arrives at SeaTac at 8:40 – only a fifteen minute flight! Sweet, ’cause the flight out here was pretty long…

posted March 30, 2008 – 6:30 am
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