and writing GIRL
TALK Hong Kong has been a lovely three month process
in which I have happily immersed myself in the colourful
history and culture of Hong Kong. In preparation for travel,
much time was spent at my desk poring over background
material -- both non-fiction and storybooks. Then, for
ten short days, my lessons became the reality as I explored
Hong Kong and its outlying islands.
Hurrah for books!
They helped me to enjoy my pre-departure armchair travel
and once on my way I didnt have to waste precious
time figuring out where I wanted to stay, what restaurants
I wanted to try or what I wanted to do when I got there.
For those of you
preparing for a trip to Hong Kong, I suggest the following
reading list to augment GIRL
TALK Hong Kong.
Tales Hong Kong
through the eyes and pens of such notable authors as Jan
Morris, Suzy Gershman, and Paul Theroux, this is a collection
of tales written in and about the special region of Hong
Kong. It is many different points of view -- female, male,
eastern, western, Asian, Caucasian all converging to offer
the reader a better understanding of this very exceptional
for Women on Business
American and European professional women, doing business
in Asia is no simple matter. This how-to book clearly
and concisely covers every aspect of the Asian business
experience, from jet lag to protocol to after-hours socializing.
Checklists summarize winning strategies for handling all
manner of situations, and the authors give specific information
and advice for Asia's "Four Tigers," Hong Kong,
Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. An excellent resource
for the female road warrior!
Healthy in Asia, Africa and Latin America
travelling its always a good idea to pack at least
one medical handbook. That resource should be able to
answer two distinct questions.The first --How can I avoid
becoming sick? The second -- If I do become sick or injured,
what steps should I take if medical care is not immediately
available? Staying Healthy in Asia, Africa and Latin America
is just such a book covering topics such as safe eating
and drinking, treating simple illnesses, recognizing the
symptoms of infections and diseases, and medications:
their use and availability. It also includes an illustrated
guide to basic first aid. What more could a Journey woman
to Shop Hong Kong
Hong Kong is not
just any old shopping destination. It is the pot of
gold at the end of the rainbow. To understand where
the treasures are, you need a pro to lead the way.
Author Suzy Gershman has specialized in shopping for
a very long time. Check out her shopping rules for
Hong Kong. This woman knows what shes writing
Treasures and Pleasures of Hong Kong
Ron and Caryl Krannich lead you step-by-step through Hong
Kongs fabulous shopping opportunities -- the emporiums,
hotel arcades, markets, boutiques, factory outlets and
department stores. They offer tips on pre-planning, bargaining,
tailoring, shipping your treasures as well as the best
in advice about accommodations, restaurants and sightseeing
in Hong Kong. An indispensible guide!
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|by James Clavell
articles in Her Best
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