This was Halloween night in Lan Kwai Fong. People tell me it didn't get big in Hong Kong until just a few years ago. It took about an hour just to walk a short distance down a street.
After some very confusing emails with FlyChina.com, I'm coming home January 15.
My itinerary is as follows:
Jan 15 United Airlines UA 856
Depart Hong Kong (HKG) 12:20pm
Arrive Los Angeles CA (LAX) 8:35am
Jan 15 United Airlines UA 110
Depart Los Angeles CA (LAX) 10:00am
Arrive Chicago OHare IL (ORD) 3:53pm
Jan 15 United Airlines UA 248
Depart Chicago OHare IL (ORD) 5:55pm
Arrive Detroit MI (DTW) 8:06pm
Three flights = guaranteed fun?
In other news, I've officially had my cough for over a month now. I'm not going to lie, it hasn't been pretty. I've been through two cycles of antibiotics. But I think it's slowly getting better slowly... slowly.
Mom and Aunt Cyndi came today, it was so great to see them...I took them to the laser show of the skyline (above) and we walked around Temple Street as the night hawkers began to open their shops. Tomorrow we'll go to Lantau to see the Big Buddha, one of those touristy things I've been holding off until they come. As for their stay in Beijing, it sounds like they had a superfly time, hopefully they will send me their itinerary so that I can do the same things.
Plans are kind of messy right now. I'm not sure if I want to leave for Mainland right away after finals or wait until after Christmas and do Vietnam/Cambodia first for a week. A lot of the problem has to do with expenses (Cambodia and Vietnam flights aren't that cheap) and coordination of travel companions. I also really want to visit the Phillipines for at least a weekend-- although similar to Thailand scenery, everyone that has gone tells me it's a must. Time + money, we always need more...
But really, not a day goes by that I don't think about how lucky I am to be here. In the grand scheme, this experience is a tiny fragment of my life that I'll never forget. I've learned so much about life, people and places that other may never know and I love all of it-- I'm going to miss it like crazy when I leave.