Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Made it to Hong Kong

We made it to Hong Kong.  We left Wellington yesterday afternoon on a Quantas flight to Sydney.  It's hard to imagine that it's almost a four hour flight between New Zealand and Australia.

Due to the earthquake I wasn't able to buy any post cards in Wellington.  Fortunately I was able to pick some up at the airport, along with stamps, and managed to get them in the post.  We had a couple of big aftershocks while waiting in the lounge.  But obviously nothing that prevented us from flying out.

Australia has been on the list of travel destinations for a while but I have to admit that it hasn't been at the top of the list.  Well I managed to get a photo of the Sydney Opera House as we flew in and it's sparked more desire to go.  Maybe in 2018.

After an almost four hour layover we boarded our +9½ hour Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong.

We arrived just after 5 AM.

Thank goodness we had an early morning checkin at our hotel.

After long hot showers and a change of clothes we immediately headed out to explore the city.

It's a great city but it will make you feel quite small and insignificant.  Land is at a premium here so all of the buildings are built tall.

We have three full days to explore the city and we have a day trip planned for Macau.  Now to get out and explore and, of course, to enjoy the Cantonese food.

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