The Upper House
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- Airport Transportation
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... being picked for a "random search" - it's usually me, and then me being selected for an explosives check, all was straightforward! Cathay Pacific looked after us very well and I enjoyed watching Woman in Gold while Ian dozed. It was a bit bumpy so lunch was delayed but it was very nice whe we finally ate it. Last minute excitement whe the Captain came on the PA just before we landed to say there had been ...
... like we were at a carnival. The real fun was on the landing, though. Or should I says landings. As we approached the runway (maybe 50 feet off the ground), we seemed to inappropriately speed up a bit, but then the plane kept descending. Just as we were getting ready to touch down, the engines screamed, the wing flaps pushed down, and we were headed back into the clouds, seemingly straight up. I thought maybe another airplane was ...
... There were two battalions each of British (Royal Scots and 1st Battalion Middlesex Regiment), Canadians (Royal Rifles of Canada and 1st Battalion Winnipeg Grenadiers) and Indians (5th Battalion 7th Rajput Regiment and 2nd Battalion 14th Punjab Regiment) plus the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Corps. None of them were sufficiently well trained to oppose the landings and surrender came in a matter of a couple of weeks on Christmas Day 1942.
The striking thing ...
... in our Bethel visit.
Josh wants an easy few hours so head head to a large Chinese garden about 4 stops away. Nan Lian garden is beautiful and has a couple of displays on so I spend a couple of hours there. Really enjoyable. Hard to believe it is there as there are skyscrapers all around. It makes for some good pictures though. About 4.30 I head back to Josh.
Just before 6.00, we head to Mong Kok, one ofnthe ...
... are just fantastic. Added to the difficult streets is the traffic that travels at breakneck speed, relying on their horns to “sweep” dumb pedestrians out of their way. From my window on the third floor of our hotel, I was able to observe in wonderment this amazing “traffic waltz”. Here again I did not see one dented fender or scratched bumper.
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