Hong Kong Today – Macau Tomorrow!

Today was my second day in Hong Kong and I can confidently say I’m fairly certain I packed just about everything I could into a single day!

In the morning I checked-out of my hotel and moved to the other side of Hong Kong in an area called Western. I like this area because it is not frequented by tourists and definitely considered more of a locals spot. When I travel I really enjoy being part of the everyday life wherever I am and I thought staying in Western would bring me one step closer to life in Hong Kong!

After checking-into the hotel I headed over to Kowloon (TST to be exact – for those who know Hong Kong) to meet with Attila – a fellow domain investor who lives in China.

Before I met Attila I had time to do some shopping in Mon Kok which is one of the best places in the world to buy just about anything! I was in shoe-shoppign mode as a want to surprise my girlfriend with a nice array of shoes from the trip…however since she does read my blog I guess my surprise might not be that well, um, surprising!

Next I got fitted for a brand-new suit that will be ready on Thursday. This is one thing I LOVE about Hong Kong. You can by a fine Italian suit that would go for well over $2,000 in the US all for under $500! They are perfectionists here and if you come to Hong Kong make sure to get the suit of your dreams!

Attila and I enjoyed a great sushi lunch while talking domains, Asia, business, etc. Thanks Attila for making the trip over here to meet me for lunch – I hope to see you in Los Angeles or next time I come-out to China!

After lunch I met-up with Pavan from Dot Asia and we headed-over to the convention center to check-out a film convention going-on today following the Asian Film Awards. It’s been great getting to know Pavan and he’s just another great example of the phenomenal team Dot Asia has put together!

In the evening I met with Edmon, the CEO of Dot Asia. He is one of the most inspired, hard-working people I have ever met and I look forward to sharing the interview I did with him at DOMAINfest with all of you next week. His passion for the industry shows in everything he does and with him at the helm of Dot Asia I think we’re all in for something special!

To end the day I headed to a local noodle house to grab my favorite Hong Kong meal – spicy noodles with beef! Yum! Like I said – I like to live like a local so try to stay-away from the big touristy restaurants as I’d rather sit elbow to elbow with other noodle-lovers like myself as we enjoy our dinner together!

Now I did my best to make it an early night but ended-up spending about three hours in my hotel room doing emails and attempting to fix my flaky Internet connection in the hotel. I felt a bit like the Internet connection was mocking me – every time I would finish an email it would disconnect, only to re-connect me when I wasn’t looking! Oh well – all part of travel – it’s never going to be perfect…but you can make the best of just about any situation!

Okay time for bed – tomorrow morning I wake-up, get on a ferry and head to Macau!

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Mojito Recipe March 23, 2010, 5:42 pm

    Melco’s City of Dreams just opened!

  • Phio March 23, 2010, 9:32 pm

    Great to see you traveling Morgan and making connections and scoping out the landscape. It is a historical day for that, and also for the fact that both China, Taiwan and Hong Kong have had their strings approved by ICANN. Making it a ‘real’ ccTLD day!

    For a heads up here are the strings.

    Taiwan got: .台灣 and .台湾 with the variant .臺灣
    China was approved for: .中国 and .中國
    Hong Kong got: .香港

    3 or 4 other countries were approved for their new ccTLDs

    Would be great to see if you spot some IDNs on billboards or in print advertising.



  • Pavan Budhrani March 25, 2010, 8:30 am

  • Attila March 28, 2010, 12:46 pm

    Hey there Morgan. Great meeting with you. Even though I almost stole the sushi you ordered and your expression was like “are you fucking kidding with me” look…which I was :-p

    Anyways I had a lot of fun chatting with a fellow domain investor who can understand the domain industry and where its heading.

    Lets keep in touch, I might be out in LA (and Vegas) in August, though we will see how my schedule turns out.


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