Friday, December 22
Token went into work half-day while I packed, worked out, did some cleaning, and played online. When he got home, it was a whirlwind of activity. We had to go to the bank (40 min. drive), I had a waxing appointment, and we had to stop by the store for cat food for Nikko, who we left at home while we were gone :( (I left our house key with a friend and she came and checked on him a few times, though).
Got to the airport at 5:30 p.m. and we were upgraded to First Class (cha-ching!). Nice. Loved it. The flight to Hong Kong from Guam is about five hours, so at about 10:30 p.m., we landed in the HK airport, which is the fifth largest airport in the world.
We had a driver pick us up and whisked us away to our hotel, the Island Shangri-La, which was, by far, the most upscale, high-class hotel either of us had ever been it. It was going to be a good four days. When we checked in, they upgraded us to a deluxe harbor view room (cha-ching #2 for the day!). We took a little tour around the hotel, checked out the workout room, the spa, and the restaurants, and called it a night.
Saturday, December 23
Got up fairly early (HK is two hours behind Guam) and went down to the restaurant (cafeTOO) for breakfast. OMG... it was the best breakfast buffet EVER!!!! It was included in our room, so we stuffed ourselves every morning so we weren't scouring HK for somewhere to eat during the day. We took some pictures of our room and of our view:
Our hotel was connected to the Conrad, and on the bottom there was a HUGE mall.
Our (messy!! eek!) room:
We knew our first day in Hong Kong had a lot in store for us, so we hit the ground running.