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Converted 1994 Asia Travel Journal – DONE!

I have FINALLY converted an ancient Dreamweaver coded Travel Journal to WordPress!

Travel Journal to Asia in 1994

It was good to clean up some of the code, and get “it” back to a base standard in html!

Part of the joys over jumping various web platforms over the years…

In re-linking the various jpeg image files, I realize that I do need to go back and re-scan some of the old slides!

So if you are interested, please take a look and let me know what you think!

– Andrew
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Hong Kong Personal Travel

Heading Home

The voyage back to the states

13:45 P - UA Flt# 3806 - Hong Kong -> San Francisco (3E)
14:40 P - UA Flt# 394 - San Francisco -> Philadelphia (4C)

Breakfast at the Hotel

Limo to the Airport

Hong Kong Airport

I waited with Dad for his plane to Manila.

Armed Soldiers walked the Airport, and when someone tried to video them, they placed their hands in the way of the lens, and told the people to stop.

Airplane flight back to the States

Once again, I was in First Class.

There was more air turbulence on the way back.

I ended up drinking the booze that was on the serving table right next to me!

Apprx. 09:30am – I got into the San Francisco Airport

My flight out of SF was for 14:20pm!!

San Francisco to Philadelphia

The flight was a little late leaving.

The movie on the flight was “The Mask”

Holly & Russ picked me up at the Airport

I did not get Home and into bed until approx 05:00am!!

– Andrew
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China Hong Kong Personal Travel

Shanghai onto Hong Kong

We were joined today by a relatively new employee

Walk on the Water Front

Shopping in Shanghai

Yu Gardens

Uniquely shaped rocks with wonderful plant gardens.

I did not bring my camera, but if I had, I would have used B&W film.

Lunch at The Oldest Shanghai Restaurant

Mr. Cheng had problems with the original waitress, and complained to the manager.

From what I understand, we were first told by the waitress to look in another area of the
restaurant, but when Mr. Cheng persisted, the waitress did not wait to work because she was tired.

I could understand her plight, but if this had not been a Communistic country, she would have been right on our party.

More shopping in Shanghai

Bought the jade pendants for Amy & Debbie

Flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong

Hotel Limo from the Airport

Black Stretch Mercedes-Benz

Back at The Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

The person at the front desk knew Dad visually as her approached the front desk, and she walked us up to our room.

Talk about Service!!

At the hotel bar

Dad and I had a wonderful conversation, while I was eye flirting with a blonde in a red dress.

There were definitely points in our conversation, that I wished Dad would disappeared and gone to bed!

After Dad left the bar, I meet Ian Crinters. He claimed that he was the retired Ex-president for CitiBank, Hong Kong.

Ian also introduced me to Dr. Wally.

Apparently, Dr. Wally is one of the leading Dentists in Hong Kong.

Dr. Wally and I ended up having a conversation about China and food. I mentioned that in the today’s paper, I had read about how to make snake soup, he offered to take me to a restaurant that served an excellent good snake soup.

The bill for Dad & I comprised of 6-7 beers for me, and 3 Scotches for Dad. I signed for the bill and it was for $766.00 plus tab!!!! Grant it, it was Hong Kong dollars, but it is still a shock!!

– Andrew
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Hong Kong Personal Travel

First day in Hong Kong

Note – All images are scanned from slide film.

View from the Hotel Balcony

This was my first real viewof Hong Kong

Assignment: Get my Visa into China

Walking around Hong Kong

  • Interesting Building 01
  • Interesting Building 02
  • Between Buildings
  • Close-Up on the Bank of China

Cable Car to the top of Mt. Victoria

We took a very steep cable car ride to the top of Mt. Victoria, where we walked around the top. At one point, you can see the other side of Hong Kong.

We then took a taxi from the top, all the way down, and into Kowloon, where dad was getting new glasses.

Walking around Kowloon

I had a “Fast Food” Chinese meal!

Dad and I walked along the water front.

  • Looking back at Hong Kong
  • Side of a Museum
  • Museum Sign
  • Hydro Foil

Took the Star Ferry back to Hong Kong

Sat on the porch and watched the life before me

  • The Museum from Hong Kong
  • Construction 01
  • Construction 02

On the way to dinner, I saw forests of apartment buildings!!

Dinner on the Floating Restaurants

Sitting in the Emperor’s chair

While waiting for our table, a Chinese man tired his English on me, and only managed to say to me: “I’m a SEX MACHINE!

– Andrew
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Hong Kong Japan Personal Travel

Last Day in Japan


Asahi Evening News (English Newspaper)

Macs in their TV commercial

09:30 Pick-up & Over to the Akasu’s

Pictures of the family

Mrs. Akasu’s family scroll

  • She has an Imperial background which is over 1000 yrs. old
  • The original scroll is in a museum

Mrs. Akasu offered to me a bowl and (2) cups made by her great grand father over 150 yrs. ago

Soba lunch with the whole family

We looked at the pictures of my trip

Mr. Akasu & Yuri accompanied/drove me to the Bus terminal

“Normal” traffic for a Sunday

Under the Overpasses, they have set-up areas where people can play baseball, basketball, etc.

At the Airport

The Concierge lounge was as packed as the main terminal

Mailed my Post Cards via a gate person/women

17:55 – UA Flt#801 – Tokyo/Narita->Hong Kong (11H)

On the plane to Hong Kong

Walter ???, sat in the chair to the left of me. (See Bus. card)

Hong Kong the First Night

Stuffed into Buses


Dad and Brian meet me at the airport

Staying in the Grand Hyatt


The waitress was Filipino and I got her to try and teach me some words

  • Shea Shea – Thank you (Mandarin)
  • Doo Chea – Thank you (Cantonese)
  • Salamack – Thank you (Filipino)

– Andrew
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