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May 25th 2012
Published: May 25th 2012
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Annie Chan looks like 14 1/2 hours is a piece of cake. Looking chipper! Wait till 2 pm local time this afternoon!! :)
May 25, 2012 ...6:20 am local time (Hong Kong) It was great to get some sleep. Having stayed up nearly the entire flight I was tired enough that I slept most of the night. Great hotel here on the Hong Kong Harborfront, with a direct view of the harbor and Hong Kong island across the bay. The taxi ride was the typical adventure of seeing how many suitcases fit in a HK taxi trunk, and debate of how many passengers can we get. With two taxis, we were actually stuffed with luggage but comfy in the passenger compartments. After a 30 minute ride to the hotel, we checked in. Great helpful staff at the hotel that accomodated all our requests, upgraded our rooms and gave a a package deal on internet access and breakfast - so the transition so far was easier than I thought. We passed by the Salisbury YMCA where we usually stay and it felt a bit sentimental after the five or six years we've been there. But this hotel is even nicer (I know the Y was quite a nice hotel) even though we're not quite as central, access is still good. I think most of us
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Hotel view of the harbor and Hong Kong Island. Feeling familiar!
were quite tired and went and crashed, though one can never bet that Paul Chen didn't stir up the pot and get a group to go out on the town last night!


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