Crossing the Border of Hongkong & China in 1995

In 1995, Hongkong was still under the Brtish rule hence the border was not yet open during that time. After 4 days roaming around in Hongkong, I took the train to Shenzhen. It was a 45 minute journey along the countryside. I will never forget this day as unfortunately I had diarrhea on that day. I was so careful not to eat anything that would trigger the turbulence inside my tummy. I was successful to have a calm stomach during the journey and finished the visa formalities at the border. As I just entered China outside that building where the […]

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My First International Travel

Everybody has the first of everything. It was in the evening of August 1995 when I had my first international flight via British Airways to Hongkong.  The weather was not good that day, a typhoon is moving in the northern part of the Philippines, however, flights are normal, there were no cancellations. Manila to Hongkong is only 2 hours but that 2 hours was not a peaceful flight. Due to the bad weather, turbulence was terrible that the aircraft was up and down in an abrupt manner and passengers were screaming. Thanks God we landed safely in Hongkong. I stayed […]

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