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I will try to upload photos to this thread over the coming week.

I finally arrived in Hong Kong! It was a 36 hour day! First, I had to fly from Austin to LA. Then, I had an extremely long flight to Seoul South Korea. Next, I changed planes and flew from Seoul to Hong Kong where I spent the night. Later today I will take the ferry into China.

On the up side, I was on Korean Air! I'm sure you have seen the pictures of the flight attendants.

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This is a picture of the Airbus A380-800 plane that I was on from LA to Seoul. It is a monster. 

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I had to take a 45 minute cab ride to the hotel. Check out all the cell-phones on the dash in the cab next to us! I bet he has a hell of a cellphone bill.

The weather in HK is rainy today. I'll try to get a few photos uploaded before I head over to China.
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The plane had a camera on the rudder (tail fin). We could watch taxi, takeoff, and landing.
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I was going to get out and take some photos of Hong Kong today before taking the ferry to China. Unfortunately, the weather is not cooperating. I'll get some photos on the way back.

It is a 70 minute ride by Ferry from Hong Kong to Zhuhai (in China). 

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Looks like I have the ship mostly to myself! 

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It's stormy outside. This building is actually twice as tall as it looks! (I stayed there two years ago... 128th floor I think)

Now I know why the boat was so empty. I'm still feeling the effects from the ride over.

Alan Dante and Jay (B2) are still finishing up the project vehicle. I'm just trying to stay awake for a little while longer. There is really no easy way to prepare for this type of time difference. It's either 14 hours or 10 hours... take your pick. Either way it's upside down. For me, the key is to stay up the first night until bedtime. But, the trip over was a beast ... 36 hours from departure to hotel.
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Finally got checked in. The hotel is ultra-modern and super nice! Our host (Michael Choy ... no relation to Ray) has really come through!

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Uh-oh! Another one of those high-tech toilets. Seriously, this one has a leather seat-back cushion!

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The operating instructions are all in Chinese. Fortunately, there is a QR code you can use to help figure it all out.

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Yep. That's the control panel for the toilet. There is a button for everything. Opening the lid, flushing, wipe, wash, wax, dry. I've been to car washes with fewer features. ðŸ˜
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My room is in this wing of the hotel.

Here is an outside view of the city...
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Last night I was able to stay up until 9 pm. So, this morning I woke up at 3:30 am. I was the first one at breakfast...

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Thank God for coffee! My trusty coffee mug is a well-seasoned traveling companion.
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Celise isn't here! I had to go with the FULL Carb meal with a side of Cholesterol. And yes... that is fried SPAM.
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i'm not used to this kind of food. I don't feel so well.....
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I got to walk around the city and do a bit of sightseeing this morning. Evidently, Jay and Alan were up all night working on the project car. I'll be meeting up with them in a bit.

This is the Zhuhai Opera House. Pretty amazing architecture.
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When travelling abroad it is important to memorize important icons...
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I'm a stud...
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Old and new all in the same place...
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I'm not sue what this is. Maybe a casino? Or, a restaurant? 
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Street life...
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This is some type of shrine or memorial. There were multiple grave sites on each tier. And, at the top there is a sculpture carved out of the granite mountain.

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It's Tuesday morning here. Today, we leave for Shenzhen for the 18th China International Automotive Aftermarket Industry and Tuning Spring Trade Fair 2019. Let's just call it "the show" from now on! Things will get interesting soon.

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I'm sure some people find this cuisine tasty. Unfortunately, I am not one of them.
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When Allan first arrived in China he experienced some big time stomach related issues. After that, he was nervous about eating anything special. So, here we are at the home of the "Whopper".
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I'm not sure what this is all about...
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Now, it's time to see if the project van works. We had to drive out into the middle of nowhere for testing purposes. But, I enjoyed the drive.
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Here is a close up of the speaker enclosure.
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The coastal drive back to the city was nice.
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Meals in China are an important socialization ritual. Typically numerous food platters are placed on a lazy Susan. Everyone shares from these dishes. This photo was taken at dinner last night. Good times....
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The food here (don't listen to Dante) is actually quite good. If... you can get it to your mouth. This is harder than it looks...
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Today we drove to Shenzhen. The freeway was pretty typical but we eventually ran into some serious traffic congestion. It took about 3 hours to drive 180 KM.

Before starting out, we had lunch. After all of the punishment I have been heaping on my body I decided it was time to detox...
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The air quality here is not so good. I found myself "wheezing" a few times. At first I thought the haze was due to fog but I don't think that is the case. It never "burns off" and it isn't really humid. Visibility appears to be around 1-2 miles. 
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We had to take a pit stop midway through our trip to Shenzhen. This roadside convenience center reminds me of the ones I see in Europe. It was really clean (except for the bathrooms). I guess I am just used to "Buckys" back home.
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Alan headed straight for the junk food. BTW... did you know that Alan can talk? I mean... non-stop. I have never met someone who can monologue for days on end. ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸ËœÂ
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Finally. We have arrived at the hotel. I didn't take any exterior photos but I'll try to do that tomorrow. My room is on the 51st floor. Actually, I have a suite and it is really nice.
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Here is the view from my room.
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Our hotel is the center skyscraper with the lighted "X's".
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We walked outside and look who we ran in to...

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The show starts tomorrow. I plan on taking lots of cool photos.
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The convention center is huge. Around 2 million square feet. 
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This is the view of one of the halls. There were at least 8 halls. Maybe more. This was the car stereo hall.
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What an awesome looking booth.
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I must have encountered 20 or more people that I know. Here I am with Harry Omae (Japan). I've known Harry for 25 years! He is our agent for dB Drag Racing in Japan.
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Right now, almost all of the auto sound competition in China has been SQ based. Everyone at the show was super excited to watch the SPL competition.
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This is a photo showing some of the auto sound competition. dB Drag Racing wasn't here this year but we plan on being a part of the show in the future.!
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The following photos show some of the auto sound installations.
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Raymond Choy, Jay Holm, and myself surrounded by some of the models.
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Alan Dante is preparing the project van for competition.
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We had an amazing LED display! I want one!
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Some of the auto sound competition awards.
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Ray Choy prepares a vehicle for the dB Drag Racing exhibition.
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Here we go!
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A little demonstration on how to press on the doors during a run.
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Not sure what to say about this...  
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Oh boy!
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Our fist stop is Xian. This is the lobby of the hotel. Most hotels in Asia are nice as compared to American standards.
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This has been on my "short list" for a long time. As you may know, I am very interested in history. Especially ancient history (Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, etc.) 
There are more than 8000 terracotta warriors although only a small percentage have been excavated. Every one is unique. These warriors were buried under 5 meters of dirt. Their purpose was to accompany the emperor in the next life. These warriors were discovered in 1974 by a farmer who was digging a well. He received a reward of 5 dollars.
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Just really happy to see this in person. 
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Look closely at this next picture. Compare the hair style of today (Ray) with that of the warrior. See any similarities? 
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This picture below shows the tomb of the first emperor of China. It has never been excavated but it is supposed to have treasures beyond belief. The Chinese treat tombs as sacred and it may never be excavated. It is supposed to have a "map" of all of China. The rivers and lakes are filled with mercury. The stars are pearls and gemstones. The tomb is supposed to be guarded by booby traps.
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Ray and I are visiting a museum for the 4th emperor of China.
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The air quality in China is super bad. In fact, I never saw a blue sky during my entire visit. And, I was in 4 different parts of the country.
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Coffee time in the hotel.
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After a day in Xian we flew to Bejing. This is another one of those "must see" places. We started out with a visit to Tiananmen Square. The actual square is shown in the photo below (where the guard is standing). Normally you can walk on the square but the day we visited was the first day of the China National Congress. This lasts for 20 days and it is where the "congress" meets. Security was extraordinary. But, I never felt uncomfortable.
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We passed by the China National Museum (shown below). 
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This is the gate to the Forbidden City. The emperors would live in the Forbidden City. There are many gates and courtyards. This is only the first.
The soldier's uniforms were really sharp.
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Another photo showing the entrance to the Forbidden City.
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I took hundreds of photos inside the Forbidden City. It was an amazing place. So much history.
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It was tough being an emperor. One emperor had 3000 concubines!
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This is a picture of the outside of the Forbidden City (showing the moat).
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After the Forbidden City we headed to the Great Wall. On the way we stopped for lunch. It was good but I don't want to see another noodle for a long, long time.
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I have wanted to visit the Great Wall since I was a little kid. Well, I finally made it. Most people take the tram to the wall at the tower at the top of the mountain in the background. Ray and I decided we wanted to walk it! My legs are still sore. There are a bazillion stairs. But, it was worth it and I would do it again in a heartbeat. 
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The Great Wall is simply magnificent.
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This is how the sun looks. The pollution was so bad that visibility was typically around 1-2 miles. The photo below kind of looks like a UFO.
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