June 6, 2014 (Kowloon) A quick Friday evening cab ride from the airport with five of us and all our luggage secured by bungie cords in one cab. We made it to the hotel and checked in by 9:00 pm. Its so impressive to come from the airport and slowly see this amazing city unfold. Such a vertical city. It is hot and humid (I think it always is) but with a clear view of Victoria's peak and we had a glimpse of a sunset as we landed. Immigration was effortless, everyone's luggage made it despite the tight connections and we all are feeling pretty good. Even though I tried not to sleep so I can convert quickly to the 13 hour time zone change, I think I dozed off for a few hours. The flight wasn't as full as most, so that too made it more comfortable. We checked in at the Harbour Plaza Metropolis hotel - a place we stayed last year. Although we don't have one major benefactor, the Global Eye Care program benefits so much from the contributions of many. Ester Leung, the senior sales manager at the Harbour Plaza, has been so helpful in getting us situated comfortably within the budgets we have. The rooms are small but perfect for what we need and the location is also great. Now, hopefully some sleep so we can explore HKG tomorrow. We leave for Chengdu early on Sunday.
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