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Nervous mom of AA daughter going to HK: Questions!

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Hello, I am the mother of an African American daughter who is going to Hong Kong for the summer. I have a few questions for a patient experienced traveler or resident.

1. How will she be received as an AA American person?
2. Are there any things she should be careful not to do or say?
3. How likely is it that she will be able to quickly and reliably call me on her cell phone if she gets a SIM card at the HK airport?
4. Will she be looked at as an easy target for cons/unscrupulous people/men?
5. She has been told to only take cash, and that her Debit cards won't be reliable. True?
6. Someone told her to drink tap water a little at a time to get used to it, as it is in most foods. True? Bottled water not widely used too?
7. She will be traveling on bus to work. Any advice here?
8. Will she absolutely be told what not to eat, and where not to go by residents?

OK, so I am a nervous nilly. Sorry, but this is a first for us! Thanks for any advice.

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