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We are now in Hong Kong awaiting our flight to Beijing on Dragonair, Cathay's regional airline. Its funny because the regional airlines over here fly aircraft with over 300 seats. Back home the regional airlines are lucky to have 70 seats.
Once we get to Beijing, we are going straight for lunch with the group of interviewees and the Hainan people. Then ID pictures, then hotel and sleep (I might try to squeeze in a quick 5K run on the treadmill)....
... things. We saw that the counterfeits did not have the “original” brand anymore. We did not buy anything that evening, except Ariana who got herself a cute little bag to keep her iPod and the accessories.
Speaking of their iPod: I am not sure if we ever wrote that the iPods they got for Christmas arrived in Sant Quirze (from the US) about 2 hours after we left the ...
... time to have a good look around from the top of a double-Decker bus.
The city was great fun to be in - I had a huge grin on my face when I saw all the cafes the first day, though I didn't actually go to any of those - next trip I will head back there.
The only problem with the bus was the traffic - I am used to the subway now, which doesn't have any traffic jams (or 1 min delays at most) ...
We flew Cathay Pacific on an old Boeing 747 which was comfortable but very creaky and noisy. An uneventful flight i.e. Brad's flying skills were not required due a kamakazi pilot. He had a cute baby next to him and I ended up with an old Chinese lady who ...
... with our legs dying trying to
keep us upright on the extremely steep pathways down. We are glad we
walked down though as the path takes you to a different area to the
tram which led us to the longest set of escalators in the world (800m
long!). Unfortunately, they were only running upwards, meaning we
still had to continue walking down, following them right to the
bottom back to central station. We grabbed the metro back to Kowloon
that evening to ...