Zipper Pockets

Smart phones have become a central part of many people lives. It contains mass amounts of information, and is more than just a communication device. It is essential to many when traveling. Losing or misplacing one will create traveling bumps.

Last week in Macau, on the morning that my friends and I were departing, we took a taxi to Taipa Village and back. Getting a different view of Macau outside the casinos, it was an enjoyable excursion.

We entered my hotel to pick up our bags, when one of my friends declared “I think I left my phone in the taxi”.

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Dangers Abound

People just assume that athletes only injure themselves during training or performing in one’s sport.  Truth is, accidents can occur anywhere.

Tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, the Canadian tennis player, recently had to withdraw from the US Open.  She fell in the shower and suffered a concussion.

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Delay, Delay, Delay

When one travels long distances and has multiple trips in a short period of time, logistics is important.  So when one books a flight, then gets a notice that one of the flights is changed, uh-oh, bumps ahead.

My friend who is here in Macau was in Seoul and Shanghai before here.  But she was returning to Australia before coming to here.

She had her flights set, then the first leg was changed by the airline, China Southern. It cut her connection time to one hour to her Korean Airlines flight in Seoul.  She thought, boy this is tight, but the airline wouldn’t do that if it wasn’t possible. Wrong.

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When One Can’t Avoid Bumps

When your job requires traveling, it is hard to avoid the bumps.  Bumps come in all forms, and some we unfortunately can’t avoid, like biological reactions.  It is how one deals with it that is key to overcoming it.

Some hate to fly for various reasons, like ear pain, joint swelling, and headaches.   Others suffer motion sickness, from boats and cars.

The ferry from Hong Kong to Macau is affordable, convenient, and unfortunately bumpy.  One needs to be prepared that it can be quite rough sometimes on the water.

One of my colleagues suffers from motion sickness.  Her attitude helps her get past the bump.  She accepts the fact that she will get motion sickness, vomits, and moves on.  She doesn’t allow it to hold her back.

For the rest of you who suffer from motion sickness, ginger ale, gum, and a bit a prayer will go a long way.

Macau is an interesting place.  Don’t let the bumpy waters hold you back.

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*Don’t forget to check out Macau Gallery, it is updated daily

More than Just a Roll of the Dice

Greetings from Macau! This small peninsula in mainland China is just one hour away from Hong Kong by ferry, across the Pearl River Delta.

Macau is a former Portuguese territory, (up until 1999).  It is primarily known forits gambling, but has much more to offer then that.image

Macau has great hotels, shows, restaurants, sporting events, and this week the Macau open, a PSA event for Squash

The event is located at the Macau Centro de Bowling, so if one wants to take a break from the action, you can bowl a few frames.

There will be daily updates in the Macau Gallery, and of course, one or two updates on the bumps in travel.

(For actual results in the event, click here)

 

Out and about in Hong Kong

Things have been hectic, but fun.  If you have been following on Instagram and twitter, there is lots to do.  If you’re not on that, no problem.  Click on pic to see the pics.  Can’t get the whole story without pictures.  Or in my friend Natalie’s case, (she doesn’t like to read at all), it is the whole story.

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