PokerGrinder
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January 9th, 2017 at 11:24:17 PM permalink
Ok so after a delay leaving home cause of snow we got to Calgary and I have a 6 hour layover here. I will try and get a couple hours sleep but I doubt it will happen.

BTLWI I have heard the exact same things about the games. I'm hoping they are good and the rake isn't too crazy, although I do plan on crying a little when they tell me what they rake.

Aye the Gotham casino is in Macau and no they don't charge tourists to gamble in Asia only locals in some places. As for Portugese I speak absolutely none. I speak Hebrew though, do you think that will help?!? 😅

Coilman I am not one for the ponies so I won't be visiting the jockey club.

Thanks MaxPen and I promise I wasn't lying when I said I would never eat a McNugget again.

Thank you everyone for the well wishes. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all.
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January 10th, 2017 at 12:17:37 AM permalink
I'd be interested in your take on the local cuisine over there; how much does it in fact differ from what we get in Chinese restaurants on this side of the ocean?

Any pics would be a bonus.

Have fun.
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PokerGrinder
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January 10th, 2017 at 4:30:59 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I'd be interested in your take on the local cuisine over there; how much does it in fact differ from what we get in Chinese restaurants on this side of the ocean?

Any pics would be a bonus.

Have fun.


I will try and post pics as much as possible. As far as I know the food there is nothing like Americanized Chinese food that we get over here. I'd be disappointed if it were.

Plane is boarding to Vancouver now. I managed to get about 30 minutes of sleep on my layover because around 2:30 AM the fire alarm went off in the airport and wouldn't turn off. Therefore I am very tired, oh well.
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January 10th, 2017 at 7:29:09 AM permalink
Following and looking forward to your take on HK and gambling in Macau.
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January 10th, 2017 at 7:46:05 AM permalink
This sounds like quite the adventure! Should be a pretty amazing trip. While there are always going to be sharks, I feel like you could clean house over there ;-) so hopefully it's quite the profitable trip for you. Are you just taking the trip to see the world cheap, or is this possibly going to be part of your yearly income if the games are good enough to make good money at?

I wish you safe travels and a grand, profitable, adventure!
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Ayecarumba
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January 10th, 2017 at 8:10:55 AM permalink
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I speak Hebrew though, do you think that will help?!? 😅



זה לא יכול להזיק
(according to Google translate, that should be, "It can't hurt"). Looking forward to hearing about the fun times, and seeing the new chips for the Chip of the Day thread.
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coilman
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January 10th, 2017 at 9:11:11 AM permalink
from a buddys blog that has been traveling the world for a little more than 2 years when he was in China

...... The reason Iím in the lobby is because the wifi is not working in my room. It works in the lobby but neither of two VPN services that I have access to are actually working, hence I cannot access my blog, WordPress (the site that hosts my blog), Smugmug (the site where I post and archive my photos), Facebook or any site a Westernere might want to use. I canít even look up the chart of the North Anerica Cup as even standardbredcanada.ca is blocked in China! I can access Baidu and a live auction site though.

https://100saturdays.com/2015/06/23/trip-notes-for-june-22/

BTW here is his how his FIRST Saturday on his amazing trip started.... In Winnipeg

https://100saturdays.com/2014/07/05/saturday-1-20140705-winnipeg-manitoba/
PokerGrinder
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January 11th, 2017 at 6:17:39 PM permalink
I didn't post last night when I got to Hong Kong because I was so tired from the journey. I am heading to Victoria Peak with 3 guys I met at the hostel from Aceh, Indonesia. I will post pictures and a little bit about my adventures trying to find the hostel yesterday when I get back tonight.
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Ayecarumba
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January 11th, 2017 at 6:27:20 PM permalink
It's 6 pm Wednesday in Las Vegas. What time is it in Hong Kong?

Looking forward to the pictures and write up. Here's a picture from the internet, apparently there is a tram that you can ride:

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January 11th, 2017 at 8:28:10 PM permalink
Happy trails PG. Please keep us posted from the road. Especially if you seen any new and interesting games.

BTW, I've been on that tram on the picture above. However, it was cloudy the day I rode so no good pictures from me.
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