We flew on Air Asia (voted the worlds best low fare airline for the last 3 years) direct to Hong Kong. The flight was smooth, quick and not too full so we had 3 seats for the two of us. We both slept part of the way there since it was so early!!
The weather on arrival was not good, as a matter of fact, we had to wait on the plane for 15 minutes due to lightning reports on the field. No one was allowed outside so the crew could not off load the aircraft. We eventually made it off the plane an into the terminal. HKG is a very modern airport with all one could event "think of needing" while traveling. It is very convenient to make it to the city center using the airport train. The second stop is for Kowloon while the 3rd and last one is for Hong Kong island. It takes about 20 minutes or so. As you exit the customs area, you can use the Travelex office to change your currency and purchase the ticket train all in one. Very convenient, so much so that we purchased round-trip tickets not thinking we were not leaving from Hong Kong but rather Macau!! Luckily, we were able to get a refund for the unused portion at the HK central station.
After arriving at the hotel, we headed out to Kowloon so Mom could visit the LDS temple. It was quite easy to find although in the center of the neighborhood. I was planning on walking around the area but it started raining so I just waited and played games on my iPhone. Thank goodness for apps!!!
Since the weather really was not cooperating, we decided not to do any sightseeing this afternoon/evening and hope for better weather tomorrow. We returned to the hotel and had "tea" at the lounge of the hotel.
The evening was lazy and relaxing. I took a warm bath for my aching body (first time since we left) while watching a movie. Thank goodness for iPads and their mobility!!
We left Bangkok this morning at the crack of dawn (03:30) to make our 6:30am flight to Hong Kong. The airport was so busy it seemed we were in the middle of the day. I guess everyone was going back home after coming to Bangkok for the Songkran festivities.