LA was our launching pad. Full day at the Getty Museum where we did our first round of scavenges - an incredible place full of amazin manuscripts, precious art and stunning architecture. Labyrinths and cactii I learned a lot and met the other folks on the trip. Small group but fun, well travelled eccentrics all of them. Dinner at the Typoon restaurant complete with crickets and ants (fried) to get our palettes ready for what is to come.
At midnight we left for Hong Kong - 7231 miles and almost 15 hours in the air. It was a good flight. Time to settle down, get ready for the days ahead. Its 75 degrees, warm mist over the city. We are at the Island ShangriLa - beautiful hotel mear Pacific Mall and with a 16 story silk mural adorning the hotel lobby wall. QUite amazing. More later