19 & 20 February 2010
Our flight from Washington to Chicago was on time and uneventful. When we arrived in Chicago and looked at the departure board we found that our flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was delayed by nearly three hours so we all found things to keep us occupied.
We arrived safely in Hong Kong just before 9 PM local time. We enjoyed a 40 minute trip from the airport to the hotel. On the way we were told what many of the sites were as we drove past. One of the most impressive was the port. It was quite a site to see how many containers were leaving Hong Kong and knowing that most of them will end up in the US and most likely will not make the return trip.
I am impressed with how clean Hong Kong is. I expected it to be somewhat similar to Bangkok or Vientiane but found it even cleaner than Washington, New York, LA or any other US city.