Good flight with Cathy Pacific, lots of leg room, attentive staff, spare seat next to me, good food, and managed to watch 4 movies.
Landed at 7 o’clock to a humid Hong Kong and got through the airport quickly with no hussle. Jumped on a train and 24 minutes later arrived in the hussle and bussle of downtown HK.
As i couldn’t get into my hotel until early afternoon i wondered around with my heavy ruck and went down to the waterfront to get my bearings and put my feet up.
I sort of stumbled upon my guest house by luck more than judgement. Thought i’d try my luck and see if i could get in even though it was 10 o’clock still. No luck but managed to drop my rucksack off which was a relief.
Went back out to hit the streets and it reminded me of Bangkok, busy, hot, street sellers, people trying to drag you to their suit shops, people selling ‘copy watches’, ‘fake watches’ all at a ‘good price’ !!
I think as i had been up for the best part of 24 hours i was tired, hot, restless, didn’t like the hussle and bussle i was in, and just a little bit peeved off with it all.
I went back to my guest house to see if i could get in then at least i could unpack and have a quick lay down, well that was the idea !
I spent the next 2 hours trying to find the place i had just been to 3 hours earlier, tired, pissed off, blistered feet, sweating, i was not enjoying HK at all !!
Finally i stumbled across my guest house again and got in, kicked off my shoes and lay my weary head (in the bed that i’m sure was designed for Chinese style people, height wise), brilliant.
I went out later after a quick nap and found a couple of bars, more suit sellers, more dodgey watch sellers and old women trying to get me to have a massage, hope they weren’t the ones that were doing it, although it might have explained were they were struggling to sell so much.
Sod off the lot of you i’m going to bed.
Not a good first day in HK, hope i can enjoy the next two days better !!
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