Under the spot light of the June 1989 Tiananmen Square unrest, my sixteen American tour members and I fled from one city to another, by plane and by train, away from the emotionally charged protesters. When rumors of a civil war permeated amongst regional Chinese tour guides, I decided to extract my frightened tourists, under restrictive travel circumstances, to the British colonial Hong Kong, by any means possible.
I was the group’s 25-year-old fearless tour leader, and this is my story.
This book is as much a memoir of my first ten years in the United States as it is an immigrant boy’s adventures. Join me on my journey from being a 15-year-old FOB in Hawaii, to academic enlightenments on the Mainland, to my backpacking exploits in Europe. Take a front row seat on my tour bus as I take you on my domestic and international tours. Discover how, I, The Unlikely Yank, utilize my earlier experiences to secure safe passage out of China during political chaos.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 3 - Ah...Looo...Ha!
CHATPER 4 - Haoles and the Wake-Up Call
CHAPTER 5 - Kick Off the Sunday Shoes
CHAPTER 6 - Birth Certificate
CHAPTER 7 - Only a “Fellow” May Pass
CHAPTER 8 - Rainy Monday
CHAPTER 9 - “Romantico Desperado”
CHAPTER 10 - Requiem
CHAPTER 11 - Free to Soar
CHAPTER 12 - Expanding the Horizon
CHAPTER 13 - Chopsticks on the Plane
CHAPTER 14 - Welcome to the People’s Republic of China
CHAPTER 15 - Silk Road Princess
CHAPTER 16 - Europa
CHAPTER 17 - The Creepy Scholar
CHAPTER 18 - The Lone Ranger Never Rode Alone
CHAPTER 19 - The Deceased Travel in Cargo
CHAPTER 20 - The Constant Temptation
CHAPTER 21 - Sweet Caroline
CHAPTER 22 - Just Not That into Her
CHAPTER 23 - “Pas d’Entrée Sans Passeport.”
CHAPTER 24 - Honolulu City Lights
CHAPTER 25 - CNN Presents
CHAPTER 26 - What Revolution?
CHAPTER 27 - Muggy Summer Night
CHAPTER 28 - Travel Advisory
CHAPTER 29 - Bloodshed in Shanghai
CHAPTER 30 - It’s the Weekend
CHAPTER 31 - Tour Group on the Run
CHAPTER 32 - Where Is John’s Group?
CHAPTER 33 - Anticipate
CHAPTER 34 - Night Train to Guilin
CHAPTER 35 - Calm before the Storm
CHAPTER 36 - John’s Plan
CHAPTER 37 - Open-Door Policy
CHAPTER 38 - Invalid Entry
CHAPTER 39 - Late Night at LAX