Flight to HK

or in the air tonight.

Without any real problems we got semi straight from Stuttgart to Hong Kong, with a little stop in London. There we picked up Alicia, a young medical student, to fill in the third seat in our row. It was quite an enjoyable flight, even though our mentioning of possible crashes and disasters earned us quite a few threats about her punching us into our faces.

The flight went quite smooth, so no sign of air sickness on the entire plane. To compensate for that, BA served “food”. Here’s the dinner as an example, chicken curry.

Being mostly a night flight, we couldn’t see much of stuff like in the following picture, but long intercontinental flight are a great opportunity to watch some missed, but-not-so-important movies.

Oh yeah, did we say “without any real problems”? Well, two minor one’s were that we had some food in Heathrow at the Wagamama (which is quite good), followed by a panicked run, after we found out, that we would need fifteen minutes to the gate, but only had five. The other problem was, that there was a bit of a misunderstanding regarding out train/bus tickets, leading to going all the way to the coach station twice.

Now we are save at our hostel, which will be covered another time 😉 .

Here we are…

born to be kings, to be princes of… Asia.

As you can guess, we safely arrived in Hong Kong and also checked in into the hotel. Posts about the voyage and the place we are staying will follow. This is just a short update to assure you, that the rumors of our terrible plane crash are slightly exaggerated.

Next on the to-do list are a shower, some food and plenty of sleep.

Trip to HK/PRC/JP

We (Steffen and Oliver) will be going on a li’l trip this September. Just a quick tour ’round East Asia. Here are our stations:

  1. Hong Kong (August 31st – 6th)
  2. Beijing (September 6th – 9th)
  3. Shanghai (September 10th – 14th)
  4. Osaka (September 16th – 20th)
  5. Hiroshima (September 20th – 22nd)
  6. Kyoto (September 22nd – 25th)
  7. Tokyo (September 25th – 29th)

In between there are trains, planes and a ferry (or jetsky, according to Google Maps). Here’s a rough map.

Before and after that, we’ll be spending a few hours in London, Heathrow Airport, but I guess that doesn’t count.

Over the last months we’ve been (and actually still are) busy preparing everything for the trip and in about two weeks we’re ready to go.

Hello world!

Well, a creative and clever title for the first post, that’s for sure. This is just another travel blog which could be more or less boring for you. You can expect posts about traveling, language, culture and – of course – food. Happy reading.