If Hong Kong had a national sport, it would be eating. Food is at the heart of day-to-day life in the city, and for travelers, that means hundreds of opportunities to eat their way around this eclectic city.
As much as I learned about the Chinese people and their culture, I also gleaned a great deal from the Americans who journeyed in my tour group: most notably the two women in their 70s who were traveling solo.
Since 2009, China has attempted to block dozens of sites that might harbor dissent. Recent visitors had told me to expect Internet restrictions. As a First Amendment researcher, I would see the access restrictions as a bit of a one-way street.