We are safely back in Vancouver, phew. We left Cape Town on Sunday morning and got into Vancouver on Tuesday evening. And we pretty much repeated Tuesday too, we left Hong Kong later than we got to Vancouver. Weird, very odd, a little trippy if you think about it too much, but basically our Tuesday lasted about 40hours. Am I younger? Can I change the past……
Our day started with a search for a great final chineese meal. We failed. I pointed at something that sounded okay and got basically part of a whole chicken cut into slices, bone and guts and everything . Cold. With some watery noodles. Yum. It smelled funny too. Yes I’m fussy.
Our first leg was so uneventful that I can’t even think of anything to write about it. We then sat around a very crowed Dubai airport for a few hours. Very crowded, people lying on the floor all over the place, queues of 20+ for the loo and nowhere to sit. Eventually we got on our plane with a large crowd of Ugandans who wore the blankets as shrowds? and then when we landed asked the quickest way to get to China. I hope they are okay. China is not as easy as Hong Kong to get into.
We had a wonderful 24 hours in Hong Kong – I think Andrew will fill you in and put up photos, I really like it there and will definitely go back. Our flight to Vancouver is with a new airline. In fact, on our way to Hong Kong we were their first flight, so now I think we may well be their most frequent flyers. Cheap, cheap, cheap, but like Kalula for long haul. Little leg room, little food, tiny loos. Plus we had the pleasure of sitting next to a group of hippies/rastas on their way back from Tibet or something, all smelly, playing their hand luggage drums and singing. Oh, and they shared a toothbrush while sitting in their seats. All 6 of them, I thought it was very gross, very. I was very thankful for my noise canceling headphones. We moved seats so they could all be closer which benefited all involved.
It was weird to be greeted at customs with “welcome back”, slowly slowly this is becoming home.
Anyway time to eat, probably my eighth meal in this long day….
Photos to follow