Day 11: Siem Reap/Hong Kong

June 14, 2012

After one more delicious breakfast, we said our farewells to the awesome staff at the Golden Banana and met David for one last tuk-tuk ride to Siem Reap’s airport. Today was a day of transit – Siem Reap to Hong Kong via Bangkok.

Is dragonfruit the Rodney Dangerfield of tropical fruits???


Bon Voyage! Back to Bangkok we go...


From now on, when I see people gang-tackling a horse, I'll think of the Siem Reap airport


The ATR 72 is a rare passenger plane that boards from the back


Sailing over the Cambodian countryside


Snapshot of the ATR 72 propeller in flight


Plane day = plain photos

We had a short one-hour flight to Bangkok on Bangkok Airways, which was the only plane I’ve been on where I boarded at the back. After checking in for our Hong Kong flight, we endured the sweltering Bangkok airport by brilliantly pulling chairs directly in front of a gigantic air conditioner. During our five-hour layover, we spent the last of our Thai baht on Burger King and Dairy Queen (yeah, that’s right :)) and finished a blog to pass the time.

Close to the day's destination... Hong Kong

After another pleasant Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, we deliberated over taking public transportation vs. a taxi to the hotel. Too tired to deal with lugging luggage, we chose taxi and headed for the taxi line, expecting a mob scene as has been par for the course at all other giant Asian airports we’ve visited. Instead, we were delighted to find the taxi line to have exactly ZERO people in it, and thirty minutes later we arrived at the Hyatt Regency Sha Tin.

Here we are passing the slow bus we considered taking to the Hyatt. Good call taxi!!!

We checked into our lovely suite (THANK YOU, MOM AND DAD!) and settled in for the night, researching things to do during our two days here. (However, this room is so nice we may just hang out here instead! :))

4 Responses to “Day 11: Siem Reap/Hong Kong”

  1. All I can say is WOW!!! What a trip this has been so far for you two. This blog has been a delight. Looking forward to Hong Kong.

    Hope you are both feeling much better.

    Bets

  2. Glad you are enjoying the room. Take some pictures of it, please. Can’t wait to see ALL of your pictures! Waiting to see what Hong Kong has to offer. Love, Mom 🙂

  3. Confucius say, “Man who stick head in oven get baked bean.”
    Confucius say, “Wise man never play leapfrog with unicorn.”
    Have fun – look for something made in the U.S.A. Dad

  4. Wow! A six bladed prop plane. Nice.

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