10.26.2008 - 10.27.2008 81 °F
So, I'm sitting here in a beautiful apartment in Macau reflecting on how lucky I am.
Before leaving Hong Kong yesterday, as I was checking out of my room, I met two Aussies ("Ackerman" and Nathan). I ended up staying in Hong Kong hours longer than intended as we all went out for dim sum at some place (apparently "the best") that was like finding in a labyrinth it was so confusing. But dim sum was great, we found a man that looked like Where's Waldo (and slyly took his photo) and laughed our heads off with funny stories from all our travels. They had come from London and been all over Italy, Greece, Egypt, Thailand I think...the list was endless.
Then I made my way to Macau where I only had a small slip of paper with an address written in Chinese characters on it. I handed it to a cab driver and hoped for the best. When I arrived, I realized I had no idea what the address was in English. All I knew was apartment 21F. So I again, hoped for the best and entered a building. Turns out I was right! I finally made it to the apartment of Kathy and Bob, parents of my friend Liz's friend Dina's friend Stephanie. Confusing, no? They are lovely people who are spoiling me and making me feel so welcome.
I plan to spend today wandering around Macau (it's only 11 sq. miles) and maybe shopping. Tomorrow it's off to Beijing for 5 days. It will be nice to slow down a little.
I hope everyone back home is doing well. I haven't heard from anyone but my parents so I don't know if this is reaching more than about 4 people. Regardless I hope you're all well. And please buy some gas for me for when I get home--I hear it's 2.89?! What happened since I left?!!!