Friday, August 22, 2008

Back to Asia

I'm planning a quick trip to visit companies in Asia. It involves a day in Fujian province in China which is over the straits from Taiwan. I haven't been to China on business for 9 years but shan't be able to compare how things have changed as I have never been to Fujian before. The last time I went I was staying in one of the best hotels in Beijing and was robbed there, robbed so craftily that I did not notice it until I was back in London. I had a book of traveller's cheques in my suitcase. The thief did not take the whole book, just one cheque for $100 from the middle of the book. When I was doing my expenses back in London, I noticed that the cheque was missing and reported it. It had been cashed and was traced back to the hotel in Beijing.


Blogger kinglear said...

That's why they are called Wiley Oriental Gentlemen, which was not originally applied to gentlemen of a dusky hue.

9:03 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

I haven't used travellers' cheques for so long. What a wonderful trip to look forward to.

11:55 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

What an exotic life you lead, WW. Hope you have no mishaps this time.

11:18 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi All - good to hear from you! Yes, travellers' cheques do seem rather dated these days, Ellee, but they're useful for China as you can't get RMB outside the country.

8:00 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi WL - my life may sound exotic but it involves a great deal of work. I am lucky to enjoy my work though.

10:50 am  
Blogger kinglear said...

You are lucky to enjoy your expenses too.....

5:51 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

I feel tired just reading about all the travel. I do hate it so; but I do love new places. I need a flying carpet.

6:41 pm  

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