Day 11: Siem Reap/Hong Kong
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.
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.
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.
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! :))