Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Day 116: First Night in HongKong

Okay, okay, let's get back to business...said no one ever!haha.

After a very unexpected birthday celebration two days ago, I still find myself smiling while looking at the photographs. And I think it will take a long time before I get over it. So for the meantime, I'll fill you in with what happened during my MIA days.

Picking up where I left off, we woke up really early that Monday morning to prepare for a very long ride to the airport. Dad was the one who dropped us off and I think we got a little bit too excited because we arrived way too early for our flight. After checking in, we had to wait for a while before boarding and a couple of minutes after, we were off to Manila. A very good friend of mine went to the airport to meet us, which was a good thing because we haven't seen each other in a while. We decided to eat lunch just within the airport and he gave me my birthday gift in advance which was a bracelet he bought straight from Cambodia. And since he's been out of the country before, he walked us through the process and waited up until we were able to check-in.

And of course, our flight to HongKong got delayed for almost an hour. We were a little bit worried because the room we got at the guesthouse was only reserved up until nine in the evening and with the looks of it, we won't be arriving anywhere near that time. We had to contact the owner to delay the reservation for a couple of hours more. Finally, the aircraft arrived and it was time for us to board. There was a little turbulence during the flight because the typhoon that came from the Philippines apparently headed it's way to HongKong and it was even raining when we arrived so it took a long time before we finally landed.

While in the plane, I was already amazed with the scenery of HongKong by night. Their International Airport was huge so we had to ask where we could wait for the bus going to the city. And this I have to say, HongKong is very tourist-friendly. There were signs every step of the way and it was not hard to navigate at all. We boarded the bus a couple of minutes later and since it was already late at night, there was no traffic at all. We didn't even have to worry where we'll get off because even their buses provide information on which bus stop we were in. When we finally got off the bus at the intended bus stop, we had to ask where our guesthouse was located because it was quite difficult to find. We were able to check-in at approximately eleven o'clock in the evening and because we were too tired from the trip, we decided to lay off on exploring the streets and go to bed and rest instead.

Here's a couple of photos for this day:

Me and Gab at the bus

Poor thing got tired at the plane on the way to HK

All boarded and ready to go!

While waiting for the bus at the airport

I wasn't able to take photos when we arrived at the airport because we were too busy trying not to get lost. LOL. Check out my next post for the real adventure!

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