Day 1 - Hong Kong
Sunday, March 25, 2012: We departed Indy on Saturday morning, then flew direct from Chicago to Hong Kong. Our route took us over the East Siberian Sea, with its giant icebergs, ...
|... then over actual Siberia, which is a frozen land of snow and iced-over lakes and rivers.
|The handy inflight tracking system showed us what we were seeing out our window.
|After over 15 hours of flying, we arrived at the Hong Kong airport, exchanged currency, and took the free hotel shuttle to the Citygate area a few minutes from the airport, home of one of our all-time favorite hotels, the Novotel Hong Kong Citygate, where we stayed in April 2008.
|The interior hallways are beautiful, with rooms set off the hallway at an angle.
|We got a room on the Executive Premier Floor this time.
|Like the smaller room we stayed in last time, the bathroom features lots of glass, a trend we saw several times during our trip.
|There were some treats waiting for us, but we saved them for after dinner ...
|... in the Premier Lounge, where a delicious free buffet and beers awaited us.
Ah, yes, here's the Citygate view we have missed.
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