To Hong Kong With Love – Part 2

Hong Kong International Airport

So I arrived to Hong Kong with little fanfare – and a little hot.

The flight was uneventful, as usual, except for one small difference. I am so used to traveling alone that I totally forgot what it will be like to travel with companion.

So I spent most of my 3-hours flight splitting my attention listening to my boss (Malaysian politics, anyone?), watching No Country for Old Men (it was a fantastic show) and taking my customary photos inside the plane (see below).

We landed at Hong Kong International Airport on time, took the express train to Hong Kong. Surprisingly the weather wasn’t cold or anything. In fact, I was perspiring lugging my suitcase around. Hmmm…

Took a cab to Harbour Plaza North Point, which will be our accommodation for the next three nights. Thank goodness my company has the foresight to book separate rooms for my boss and I. After my last job, I was kinda expecting a three-star hotel and a twin room, shared.

The hotel was good. Not luxurious like the ones I used to experience when I was still with the conference company, but good enough. I was told that it was a short cab ride away to the office.

My stomach was rumbling by that point of time, but apparently there were no eateries around the hotel area.

So after settling down in my room (including ironing my clothes for the next three days), I did what I vowed not not to do.

I ordered room service.

A plate of Hoi Yat Fried Rice for HK$80. It’s overpriced, it’s oily, it’s fattening.

But it soothed my hunger, and now I am like a contended bear sitting on my bed typing this.

Oh, Internet connection in my room is charged by the hour, and I seriously don’t think my company will pay for the access. So I am typing all these offline, and will upload them the moment I have a moment to spare from my endless scheduled meetings.

The next few days will be rounds of discussion with some directors and big shots of the business. Really hope things will work out.

(more photos after the jump)

Changi Airport - Pacific Coffee

A cuppa of coffee while waiting for my flight.
Did I mention Lonely Planet is my favorite travel literary?

Cathay Pacific - Views from the plane

Some views from the airplane. I got the window seat!

Cathay Pacific - Food! Yummy~

Inflight dinner. Surprisingly good. I gave the alcohol a miss though

Hong Kong International Airport

Arrived in Hong Kong! Beijing Olympics 2008 ads are everywhere…

Hong Kong International Airport

Taking a leak before making our way to our hotel, all the way at North Point

Hong Kong Airport Express

Some interesting views at the HK Airport Express Train Station

Hong Kong Airport Express

Why am I not surprised Singapore advertised all the way here?

My hotel room - Harbour Plaza North Point

My hotel room - Harbour Plaza North Point

My hotel room - Harbour Plaza North Point

Views of my hotel – Harbour Plaza North Point

Supper in my hotel room - Hoi Yat Fried Rice

Supper in my hotel room – Hoi Yat Fried Rice

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