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After a late night the night before making sure everything was packed and ready to go home, we woke up at 4:45am and brought everything downstairs in the hotel ready to load onto the bus. Our guide Emile was nice enough to come meet us to see us off. We all went to the airport which was only about 10 minutes away and when we went to check in and get our boarding passes, the attendant asked if we were part of a group and we said yes so they took us in ...
... Zak had no clue of the relevance of this part of the trip for us, but he was a trooper and put up with us. We booked it back to Newark to try out an Italian eatery we randomly chose from Googlemaps and it really panned out. It was called La Sicilia Pizza and Cafe. Really great food with really reasonable prices. We followed that with an obligatory stop at Walmart for a couple things, including looking for a new jacket for Zak. I failed to mention earlier that Zak realized just ...
... my bathing suit. I had mostly packed this weekend but there is nothing like moving the schedule up to make you panic. Just don't judge me if I don't match in the pictures :) Our plane ride to Hong Kong was pretty uneventful, if you discount the couple making out in front us us. I was a little worried that they were trying to notch the mile high club off their to do list and ...
... height. Dare we take it to the higher level? Yes we do! Up and into the 102nd floor, this time the height begins to hit you. Some of the high buildings now look like dwarfs. I don't go to near the windows as it makes me feel like I'm going to fall over. It's a weird, strange almost daring feeling. We don't stay too long, long enough though to appreciate the hard work these men of old put into building this wonderful building. What. Wonderful end to yet another day in the big ...
... I'll be doing, it's a massive shock to the system my life has completely changed. I don't know if things will be the same in the future with the people I care about most. Surely this is natural? I've never been an emotional person, this is why I was worried! It's all hit me in the first few days, so it'll be good to get this out of the way early and enjoy myself.
I know I'm gonna look back and realise just how silly I was being. So I'm gonna "gie mysel a shak" and get on ...