02.09.2010 - 05.09.2010 32 °F
After just over an 11 hour flight I arrived at Hong Kong airport. First impressions is it is a very clean and nice place with tons of helpful staff. So after a brief chat with staff at the airport I got myself organized with buying an Octopus card (like a UK Oyster card), took the Airport Express train then the subway to Causeway Bay where my hotel is located. All very easy and straight forward, have to admit I felt very safe, although I have just started this great adventure on my own.
Ok need to get out and explore this amazing place, where I almost relocated to many years ago, those of you that know me, will know the back ground on that. Guess it was just not meant to be, however I am pleased that I have finally got to visit such a lovely place, I almost had the luck of calling home. Not many of you know that.... Plus by the end of my adventure some of you may question if you really know me at all.
Just when I thought things could not get any better. I have now found out Times Square is just next door, with all the shops which is open until 22:30 at night. A huge thanks to my friend Joyce who recommended the hotel, which also includes breakfast. I first met Joyce when I interviewed her for a position at our overseas location by video conference, apart from that we have never actually met in person. This was another reason for wanting to make Hong Kong my first destination, to meet such a dear friend, whom I have been in contact for well over 5 years, via e-mail and Skype.
This evening I ate at a the Uosen Japanese Resturant, meal cost me £10:00 including a large glass of red wine, plus Japenese tea, so all in all a very good start.