The stamp collecting journey continues; this time it’s off to Asia. I’m headed to Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia for the Women Deliver conference with a few other Bloggers on the Girls Globe team. The journey began at the airport in Toronto at 10:30pm on Wednesday night with Justine. Plane wings up at 1:40am and touched down in Hong Kong 14.5 hours later at 4am on Friday. Yea, Thursday just didn’t happen. 14.5 hours on a plane wasn’t too bad, good food, some sleep, plenty of breaks to walk around and a Project Runway marathon all helped.
Then there was the 12 hour layover in Hong Kong. Nothing was open at 4am when we landed, so after a couple of hours in the airport we went out into the city. Hong Kong would definitely get a second date. It was such an easy city to navigate. Busy, one of the greenest cities I’ve ever seen, and such friendly people! As Justine and I were struggling to navigate their high-tech subway entry system (ie. Tap your card in the place where it says “tap card here” to get past the barrier), a woman walked up to us and asked if there was anything she could do to help. Then she went out of her way to ask the transit attendant how we would get to where we needed to go.
We did a little sightseeing and a little shopping before catching our flight to Kuala Lumpur.