Woohoo, we made it to HONG KONG! After a stressful few days packing the house away and cleaning like hell.
Plane journey- delayed for 3 hours (landed 16:15 instead of 13:15) , trapped on the runways at LHR in a steaming HOT aircraft. OH it was BAKING! Nice seats though and great in flight entertainment with a few red wines thrown in. Teej watched the film Suckerpunch & Russ watched Eagle. Not to bad, Tried to sleep but had 2 little girls who enjoyed the odd, random, blood curdling scream now and again. Hit a bit of turbulence which woke Teej up but Russ was dribbling away into his face-hoody.
Arrived into Hong Kong, weather looked cloudy like London. The airport just felt like being at LHR airport so we eased ourselves into the Hong Kong life and had a Starbucks for 34HK$ a pop, ha ha.
Teej found a sweet shop selling Duck Tongues and Duck Liver @sweets. Nealry bought them as presents but as we ain't coming back for a while we thought we might have eaten them. ha ha...one local delicacy here is pig lungs & almond soup....might keep our eyes out for that.
Got the express train to HK - like VIP compared to the Gatwick Express and the HK version of the tube- the MTR, which for 4HK$ a single/ 50p is pretty cheap and very spacious. The locals don't cram in like the Londoners so we had plenty of space to swing a cat. After the airconditioned Airport Express it did get a bit hot on the MTR so we thought when we got out into the "fresh air" it would cool down but it feels exactly like being on the tube in the summer here, took us a while to adjust after being in fake-air for nearly 16 hours.
Hotel not bad. in Wan Chai, they put us in a twn but will move us to a double tomorrow. Teej asked for a cheeky upgrade...you never know.... http://hongkong.metroparkhotelwanchai.com/eng/hong-kong-hotel/hong-kong/hongkong.php
Teej has already spilt red wine everywhere! Typical! Anyway we are just finishing off our house inventory (we need to email to the agents ASAP) before escaping into the Hong Kong chicken feet eating, kareoke singing, mask wearing craziness....