Countries Visited (not including Turnarounds): Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, North Korea, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City
London | Perth | Sydney | Melbourne
Seatguru - Most Comfy Seats On Any Airline
pprune.org - Pilot's rumour network
Kangaroo with a Sweet Tooth
Kronicles of Kris
The Adventures of Alle Malice
Joel's trek across Asia/Europe in a Hilux
Phil's Wine Site
I Can Has Cheezburger
The Flying Pinto
Girl on Raw
Things Bogans Like
Bobby at Up, Up and a Gay
Straight Guy in the Queer Skies
Skin by Falter
Saturday, September 27, 2008Well, silly me forgot to bid on my top bid month, and so my standing bid kicked in - Hong Kong and Perth. So now as we approach October, I will have done 5 Hong Kongs in the space of 3 months. And I'm sick of it to be honest. Not really the destination as such, I'd gladly come here again for a holiday, but more so with the flight pattern, how little flexibility you get, you can't really enjoy dinner or the glorious light show of billboards and neon signs because you have to get ready for pick up.
I was the quintessential Dubai trolley dolly - for the first 4 layovers, I did nothing but shop. Sad I know, normally I don't like shopping for clothes and stuff, but Muji and Uniqlo were both within walking distance, and we get neither in Dubai nor Oz.
The 5th layover though, I forced myself to get out and about. Went to Ngong Ping 360, the cable car that takes you to Lantau Island, which is just basically one side of the island with HK's famous outdoor Buddha, and a monastery nearby, with the rest of the island full of souvenir shops and restaurants. Lantau Island is basically what Sentosa Island is to Singapore, except you can't toboggan down a steep hill nor play volleyball on the beach. The views from the cable car were amazing though, and whilst I spent a maximum of 2.5 hours on the island I did get a few decent photos.
Sufferers of vertigo beware
The monastery. Only vegetarian food allowed to be consumed on the premises, which I found interesting
Obligatory tourist shot in cable car with poor Photo-shopping. I want my $88 HKD back dammit.
Meanwhile in other news, my dad is currently in Dubai! So excited, and with Ramadan over as well it should be a blast. I'm a little worried about him getting home as I could only book a waitlist ticket with a full aircraft, but we'll see how things go. I am also on reserve during this period, so no doubt there will be minimal postings on here as I will more likely than not be pulled out for red-eye turnarounds to Amman, Karachi, Bombay, and what not. Thank goodness I also have leave during October.
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