More From the Island...and Macau September 4th 2007 I decided to hit Macau as well, and all I have to say is it's definely the Las Vegas of China. Portuguese traders first settled in Macau in the 16th century. After the Opium War in 1841, most of the foreign merchants in Macau left for Hong Kong, and took their business with them. Administered by Portugal until the handover in 1999, it was the oldest European colony in China. But this tiny island h ... read more
Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island Occupied by the UK in 1841, Hong Kong was formally ceded by China the following year; various adjacent lands were added later in the 19th century. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong... ... read more
Iwent on a short trip to China and Japan for six weeks. last time I was in Harbin in 2004 which was in the far north. This time I am hitting Beijing, Xi an, Hong Kong and Macau. Japan will be very meaningful as I was there in April of 1992...wow. Dave will be meeting me there and we´ll hit Tokyo, Kamakura, Kyoto, Osaka and Gifu City where we are staying with friends.
Second trip that I blogged was to Princeton NJ and Ottawa, for conferences. Different than the first but still a lot of fun.... full info