18.07.2012 - 18.07.2012 16 °C
As I write this we are 28 hours without sleep so I expect to make a few typo's. Yes Julia me, get something wrong; I know its a little hard to believe.
We spent our last day in London doing our favourite travel past time, washing. Found a laundrette just around the corner in a suburb that is just define. I sound a bit gay when I'm tired. But really this place has such a good feel, cuban eateries, 40's clothes stores, old style hairdressers and a gay club.
So, we were able to leave the UK with a suitcase (sorry suitcases) full of clean clothes. We had a walk beforehand, did the laundry and checked out around 1PM.
We decided on catching the Metro out to Heathrow and at about $10 for the two of us and luggage, it was a better option than a cab. The traffic had increased significantly since the start of the week and lead up to Olympics, British Golf Open and Test matches. Madonna and Bruce Springstein also had concerts so with Mandy and I also in town, the place is officially swinging.
If it's the front, he's pleased to see us. If it's the back, he's got a bad case of piles/worms and Mandy has just the tablets to cure it. Tasmanian farmer's daughter knows all these fixes. As a queenslander I didn't know anything about worms until I met Mandy, we hadn't finished our first date and she had me on worm tablets. Haven't got off the crapper since......but I digress.
Arrived at Heathrow in plenty of time and worked our way through security. Mandy got picked out for a random body search and I got to watch.........excellent stuff, keep up the good work attractive female security staff. Anyway bad news was that our baggage also got the third degree and we are now without Carmel's present which we carried around since Europe and some make up. Apparently we can't have liquids in our bags....still I feel more confident about flying when good security is present.
Bought some frog somethings for Tyson from Harrods (he's very particular about what sunnies he'll be seen in) can't be just any old Oaklies,,,,,,
Heathrow is so big and we had heard all sorts of concerns being raised about delays, this was not the case. We stayed in the business lounge until 30 minutes before departure and then caught the transit train over to boarding. All very smooth and seamless.
How big is this escalator. Mandy hates them. I thought I was the only one with fear of heights.
Into the plane - it was still raining when we left London so the place is consistent. 6 days in a row.
The flight to Honkers was pretty full and delayed by only a short time. The flight took us over USSR and Northern China. It was disconcerting because out of a 13 hour flight it was daylight the whole time. Read my book, did crosswords, drank wine and watched two movies. Didn't get a minute of sleep. We did better on the bus tours in Europe.......
I saw Hunger Games which was really good and worth buying on DVD and Exceptional Marigold Hotel. This was a Brit movie set in India and it was excellent. Top cast and would recommend it. I also got half way through Chariots of Fire and its hard to believe just how old this is. Still a fabulous movie and I must buy it.
Well folks, I am making so many typing mistakes and the corrections are taking so long. Julia, I have proofed this in order to not disappoint you with my errors.
Arrived in Hong Kong and again my research paid off with the transfer service to the hotel. The Langham is to say the least really classy. If there was a 6 star hotel this would be it.
I will explain further but currently we are currently 30+ hours without sleep, we are in the lounge and I have had 5 johnnie walker black label scotches and a carlsburg beer; Mandy has been spoiled by staff with a ice blue cocktail or 2-3-4-5 and we are just about had it........tomorrow another day. Can't stay up for the laser show on the harbour; well we saw it from the lounge and it looks pretty good. Mandy has spied the massage chair in the lounge and she's gone ski...must get some sleep to re-envigorate to shop for Ellie.