Monday, January 8, 2007

Lei Ho, Hong Kong!

Lei Ho friends,

Hong Kong is AMAZING!! I write to you now nibbling on a piece of "dragon fruit," a purple and green-tipped pineapple looking fruit native to Asia. The fact that I can say this is incredible to me - not because I have recently discovered that I am the pickiest eater on my floor of native Hong Kong students who eat their pork with the heads and teeth still attached but because I actually made it to Asia.

In the six days that I have spent in this unbelievable city, I have seen 8 of
the 23 Must See sections from my Hong Kong guidebook. Much of this was thanks to my adventurous elder brother who accompanied me on my journey. I've bartered, bought a fake rolex, seen a monkey out of captivity, climbed the thousands of stairs to the Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and learned three phrases in Cantonese.

Anyway, this is my quick email to kick off my adventure... and please keep me posted on your adventures as well! I miss you terribly, and I look forward to seeing you in 6 months!