May 25, 2012 (Kowloon, Hong Kong) Well Cathay Pacific fligth 885 was 14 hours, 38 minutes and 45 seconds from take off to landing...enough time to get acquainted with your seat. I'm pretty sure the seat molded me rather than the other way around. I broke it up into seven 2 hour segments and that seems to work well. One movie for me (Rum Diaries with Johnny Depp), some computer work, read a newspaper, listened to music. Felt quite good upon arrival. Flight was full, one screeching baby, but noise cancelling headphones help that problem. Queues for immigration were quite long, but move very quickly and efficiently. Knowing the layout of the airport is helpful, so we navigated immigration, customs, currency exchange and cab lines quickly. Cabbies were friendly and helpful...even creative to get all the luggage in. A direct drive to Kowloon and the Harbor Plaza Metropolitan Hotel and we got settled in quickly. Now up and at em for a day of exploring Hong Kong before heading off to Chengdu tomorrow morning. We expect to meet Dr. Yun Liu and her son Andy at the airport and they'll join us for the flight. Everyone seems to be doing well!
Ophthalmologist joining a medical team providing clinical care and academic exchange programs in West China, Swaziland and Peru. Sponsored by the Dean McGee Eye Institute (DMEI) these trips support the existing eye care infrastructure in the countries we visit with additional clinical care, educational exchanges and research. The program is an integrated component of the DMEI Global Eye Care Program (http://gec1.org) with outreach into West China, Swaziland and Peru as well as local program to underserved populations in Oklahoma.... full info