Goodbye Oz, hello Hong Kong

Trip Start Sep 09, 2012
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Trip End Oct 10, 2012


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Flag of Hong Kong  , New Territories,
Monday, October 8, 2012

Up early and sort the final packing of bits and pieces from overnight then off to the airport, drop off the Xtrail and sort out our 'unusual package', the Eski! We wrapped a tarpaulin on the top (we had bought this for camping and served as a sun deflector ontop of the Eski when in the car) and taped the box up with lots of camping gear. At the airport we had the box wrapped in one of those machines that looks like a giant cling film dispenser.
Then a problem. The checking desk weren't happy as we had said it had a camping stove in it and wanted us to unwrap it all....aahhh. We weren't happy and they sent us to the security desk to have it checked. They didn't seem too worried, sent the box out he back somewhere and brought it back quickly with no wrapping undone or anything and said it was ok!?
Back to checking desk and through. We think we were on the limit with extra carry-on luggage but they seemed to let us through after the issues with the box?
So that is it, now Hong Kong.....but...we boarded the plane all seated and then the captain announced there was a problem...oh no, surely not our box!! But no it was a fault with the plane and we all had to get off! Delay for about an hour and a half, not good but better late and a safe plane!
This meant we would not get to HK until about 10:00, then get through immigration and then get to the hotel quite late.
Flight was bumpy as well with a lot of turbulence but the pilot made up time by flying faster so we got in about 21:30. Interesting landing in a Chinese country with the different cultural approach, lots of people with face masks on, personal health measures!
By this time we were quite tired so did not take in to much of the sights on the transfer to the hotel. Eventually getting to our room about 23:00! Oh bliss, what a lovely hotel, lovely room and oh what a lovely bed!
Good night
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