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May 25th 2012
Published: May 25th 2012
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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!
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Beginning our descent to Hong Kong at sunset.
Happy Memorial Day weekend to all!

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Arrived, through immigration and customs, at the baggage claim - all carry on! :) Everyone's luggage made it!

Annie Chan adding her expertise to jamming suitcases for four people into the cab trunk.
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Cozy ride for five in the cab...we had two suitcases stacked between me and the driver.
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Harbor Plaza

At the hotel checking in.

26th May 2012

I like your stop watch timing of the flight! Your blog is making me nostalgic for China and the people I met there. Tenho muitas saudades!

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