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Hong Kong Airport

Good Morning from Hong Kong Airport. Well, it is actually 6pm here so I guess that makes it good evening. So far, our travels have gone really well with great connections and lots of sleep, at least for me. Shirley, not so much, although I think she has done ok and will probably be laughing when we get to Jakarta in 6 hours and is ready for bed while I am pacing the floors. We had great seats for our 16 hour leg and somehow ended up in United’s premium economy. Now before you are too impressed, it just means 5 extra inches of leg room which is likely more valuable to me than my little friend. The bigger bonus was no one between us so we had 3 seats to share. It was relatively comfortable because I slept the whole way minus the meals (wouldn’t want to miss those). I only watched one movie and had a nap in the middle of that. Shirley watched 4 and a half. We have an hour here before our 5 hour flight to Jakarta.

I am quite relaxed now but leaving St. John’s was tough. Our flight from St. John’s was moved up a half hour so poor Isaac had to go to the airport at 3:30am with us. He saw the first group from his school leave for Australia but his group had not yet arrived. His cousins were also due to arrive shortly after we left as well as they were headed to NYC. Still, leaving him all alone was brutal and as expected I was sobbing and had many more tears throughout the first flight. Once I heard that his group had arrived and he slept to Toronto I settled. He, on the other hand, was probably glad to see me go, I had the poor fella nagged to death.

Anyway, just checking in. We are getting excited now that we are on the continent and feeling the culture. Shirley is trying to figure out when and how to get some time in Hong Kong.

Gotta say I don’t mind the long flights and the compression stockings have worked like a charm. My ankles still look like ankles. Shirley elected to wear the full hose and nearly put out her back trying to get them on so that may be a consideration if you are thinking of getting a pair.

Speaking of plane attire. I was concerned about my look, all in black and my hood temple jacket but it seems I look really hot. Some guy kept staring at me at the check in at St. John’s claiming to be interested in my passport cover but Shirley thinks he was hitting on me and then boarding our flight to Hong Kong some guys smiles and makes funny eyes…lol. Not sure but we’ll go with that.

Talk to you from Jakarta.


Posted by curlygirl 03:40 Archived in Hong Kong Tagged asia Comments (2)

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