In September 1993, while I was working as a UN soldier in Somalia, I travelled to Hong Kong, Macao and China.
Most of the time we spent in Hong Kong, which was a British colony until 1997.
We made one day-trip to Macao, just so that we had been there before the Portugese colony would be handed back to China in 1999.
We made a two day trip to Guangzhou in China. We travelled by boat one way and train the other.