Evening all! We’re now on the final leg of our Chinese adventure – we’re in Hong Kong! ?
We landed around 4.30 local time (09.30 KMT) and headed for our home for the next four days – The Kerry Hotel.
Ralph and Karen are here in HK for the first time, whilst it’s the fourth time for us.
Our bags were sent to the belt so quickly, by the time we got to the baggage area, they’d almost done a lap-of-honour! In all my years of travelling, that’s a first! ?
We had a good journey from the airport (about 40kms) and we were soon checking-in.
We were then ushered to our ‘special floor’ (floor 8) where we were plied with all sorts of delicious treats, whilst they readied our rooms.
As we’re here for four full days, one of our first priorities is to establish the real extent of the social unrest here, so we can plan our exploring. A quick word with reception and all was clear! The demonstrations are daily and the Metro system shuts down at 10pm. Other than that, it’s ‘business as usual’.
First impressions are good ones, and this 546 monster hotel feels GREAT! It was built as recently as April 2017, but looks like it opened yesterday!
…and that’s before we got to room 5553! Holey Moley! This is totally OTT! I’ve trained groups in rooms smaller than the ‘lounge’ and used syndicate rooms smaller than ‘loo 2’! ?? Ridiculously large, but we love it! ?
We quickly unpacked and headed back to floor 8 for a few more nibbles before hatching a cunning plan for tomorrow. Looks like we’re going to take the free hotel shuttle-bus into town and then book a ticket for the city’s Big Bus sightseeing tour.
See you tomorrow! ?
More photos (and none of my chat!) HERE
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