I Wupped Bruce Lee's Ass... September 26th 2006 I believe that when I last left my dear readers I had just departed Vietnam and was spending too much money in Hong Kong. Thus, here is where I will begin.
Hong Kong mostly owes its present state of existence to opium. If my brief scanning of museum texts serves me correctly, the British, who had nothing to offer the Chinese (who provided spices, tea and silk) turned to im ... read more
Asia » Hong Kong 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
“To be a tourist is to escape accountability. Errors and failings don't cling to you the way they do back home. You're able to drift across continents and languages, suspending the operation of sound thought. Tourism is the march of stupidity. You're expected to be stupid. The entire mechanism of the host country is geared to travelers acting stupidly. You walk around dazed, squinting into fold-out maps. You don't know how to talk to people, how to get anywhere, what the money means, what time it is, what to eat or how to eat it. Being stupid is the pattern, the level and the norm. You can ex... full info