Making progress Shanghai and Hong Kong

The flights – I was upgraded from coach to a roomy business class seat/bed for the 14 hour leg from Chicago to Shanghai.  Thanks to Dr. Rebecca Hill and a glass of wine, the trip was

You have to love the seats on Cathay Pacific Airlines in business class

You have to love the seats on Cathay Pacific Airlines in business class

cut in half with a nice 7 hour nap.  I talked my way into the front of the plane from Shanghai to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Airlines, but I am just realizing I still have several hours left and one more flights on the world-renowned Dragon Air before I land in Bangkok and hopefully check into my hotel around 1:00AM Sunday morning local time (Bangkok is 12 hours a head of Norfolk MA).

About JSH

There are more than 195 countries in the world by my count and I want to see them all before they all start to look the same – The United Nations has 192 members, but they do not recognized two independent countries, the Vatican City and Kosovo. U.S. Department of State recognizes 194 independent countries around the world, but their list has a political agenda and is missing Taiwan. All of this is without getting into the dozens of territories and colonies that are sometimes called “countries” such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Greenland, Palestine, Western Sahara, and even the components of the United Kingdom (such as Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England) and without counting states and provinces like Texas and Montréal that think they are independent countries. No madder how you count or tag them they are changing, starting to look the same and losing a little bit of themself every day. I do not want to see the world through the eyes of Las Vegas or Disney, like reading the Cliff Notes of a Hemingway novel; you get the idea but miss the point! Life is short, but how long live is up to you…
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1 Response to Making progress Shanghai and Hong Kong

  1. Anne Russell says:

    Just part of the experience! You know how to travel!

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