There is no better exhileration than thinking you are going to miss your flight!

Hong Kong Travel Blog

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So my alarm was supposed to go off and 5am and it did... I just had no idea that it did and I slept right through the repeated attempts it made.  Fortunately I happened to wake up sometime after 6 and of course panicked.   I got up, raced to take a shower, grabbed my things, and then left.  I looked for a txi everywhere to take me to the airport but no such luck came my way.  I ended up taking the metro and ended up making it to the airport with 10 minutes to spare before the check-in closed.  So I checked in and figured i had at least alittle bit of time before I needed to be at the gate, but that was not the case.  I looked on the monitors and saw the flight was boarding.. So, I went through security and immigration and then ran to the gate.

..   The whole way there I was thinking... "Should I call out for them to hold the plane?  like the do in the movies"  Thank goodness my sanity won over my sleep-deprived mind because I got to the gate and everyone was still sitting there.. no boarding.. no last call.. no nothing.. just waiting!  So..  I eventually got on the plane, buckeled up and then fell right asleep!!

I arrived in Hong Kong 3 and a half hours later.  After going through a seriously long immigration line, I went to the hotel information desk and booked a hotel (since I couldnt find anyone to CS with).  I took the airport express train to the city centre and then a taxi to my hotel.  I stayed on the 22nd floor of a nice hotel.

View of Hong Kong Habor from my hotel room
  There was an awesome view of HK harbour from my window so I snapped some good pics and then laid back and relaxed for a bit!!  I was a little nervous as to what I should go and do, but I got the nerve up and went out into the city.  I walked around for about 3 hours or so, trying to take in what I could.  HK was so completely different from anywhere else in the world I had ever been.   I mean, I had just been through Europe 2 weeks ago, then Africa, and now Asia.. I was really enjoying all that I was able to do!..  After a little while longer I started to not feel well and decided to go back to my hotel.  I got there around 8pm and watched tv before falling asleep.  Tomorrow I fly to Toronot which will be my last stop before I get home!!

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