Sunday, August 14, 2005

It's Fun to Stay at the Y.M.C.A.

Hong Kong, China

Our first night in Hong Kong, we were in the YMCA on Waterloo Rd. Today, I'm chillin' in the Harbour View International House, which is the branch of the YMCA on Harbor Rd. Our Book of Many Things lists at least one more YMCA for us to choose from. Apparently, the Cantonese loves them some YMCA. When I first heard that we were going to be staying at a YMCA, I was skeptical, but I was also sick, so I didn't have a lot of fight in me. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the YMCA runs some inexplicably upscale accommodations up in this piece. We actually had to shell out ~$160 for a "suite" our first night, and it was luxurious. The YMCA we're in now is also sweet, but quite a bit cheaper. It has a relaxing 20th-story view of the Kowloon side of the harbor.

Happily, I can report that I'm feeling a lot better. The Augmentin has once again saved all of my bacon, and I can feel my strength returning. Today, I get to recover in my nice, air-conditioned room overlooking the harbor while I'm hooked into my internet drip, eating fresh fruit and pocky. It's a good time for me to catch up on all of the OC-related homework that I let slide over the past week or so. It looks like the Great Firewall of China doesn't apply in Hong Kong, which means that the website's probably going to get a pretty substantial update.


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