We landed in Hong Kong at about 8:30 PM (which was 7:30 AM at home). There was issues getting off the plane because Dude’s backpack sort of exploded into a mess of snacks and DS games. We were lucky. The guy in front of Monster helped him as I got Monster off the plane. Monkey held her own. Thank goodness.
After we found Love, we headed over to immigration and customs. Before they let us cross into immigration, they took Monster’s temperature with one of those lazer things. Dengue Fever was a concern due to breakouts in the area (or so I’m told).
Immigration and customs are a blur. I’d like to say I remember all of it, but I don’t. It is sort of blending together with my previous experiences just a month prior. I know it didn’t take that long.
Us getting our baggage was a sort of a comedy act. We needed to get 12 bags plus backpacks and pillows all to the school’s driver. It was embarrassing and pathetic. All of us trying to move so much with so few hands. We did it though and found our driver. He assisted us in moving our bags. We went to the parking garage and had our first taste of Hong Kong weather. At about 9PM, it was at least 90 degrees Fahrenheit and over 75% humidity. Wow. Yeah, it’s been that way ever since. The only reprieve at night is from the sun. It’s still high 80s/low 90s.
We had to drive through tunnels through the mountains to get to the hotel that would be our home for the next 2 weeks in Sha Tin. It was unreal. I know for me personally, I felt like I was in a dream.
We checked into our hotel provided by the school. I’m pretty sure we got ready for bed, but we may have done something about food. That whole bit was a bit foggy.
We made it to Hong Kong and made it to where we were meant to be. Quite the adventure, I’m not going to lie.