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Thread: Josh's trip to Hong Kong Day 1- Travelling and First Day

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    I'm going to make this mainly photo's as I know those are the most interesting bits, and considering there are 12 UK young people, 20 HK young people, and 4 youth leaders, it could get a bit confusing for you all

    As part of the exchange we had to wear a uniform to the airport, and then change into regular comfortable clothes for the flight from Amsterdam to Hong Kong (as we had a connecting flight from Schipol.)


    The minibus left for the airport at 11:15 sharp so that we arrived nice and early for check-in, and then for a bit of duty free and a veggie burger
    We kept getting funny looks because of our 'uniforms' (complete with horrible compulsory tie.)
    After a pretty un-eventful flight (which seemed shorter than a flight to florida... even though it was about 12hrs in all!), we met some of the HK delegates at the airport, it was SO great to see them again , and then checked into our hotel which was brilliant;

    Right outside our hotel window was quite an open space before some buildings:

    We then had a shower and got changed ready for our dinner. The Chinese style of dining is brilliant, instead of ordering separate meals, a number of dishes are ordered and then put onto a lazy Susan for you to pick and choose from.

    There was only 1 vegetarian dish at this particular meal which was Tofu with vegetables in sauce (or soup as they call it);

    We started to get more and more used to chopsticks, but I couldn't quite manage to eat a spring roll with one at this point, and found it easier to 'stab' the springroll with the chopstick


    After dinner was some free time around HK, I found an apple store within 20 minutes of leaving the hotel.. I think I have some sort of homing chip




    We also visited 'ladies street market', aswell as 'Langham Place' which was a newly built shopping centre with an arcade on the top floor and a photosticker shop;



    After a rather busy day/night we settled back into the hotel about 10 o'clock for a well-earned rest
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    Fantastic start Josh.

    This will make a great change to writing my Disney report!
    Fab photos and you all look so good in your uniforms.

    Hurry up and do the next bit please!

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    OMG it's an onslaught on the senses isn't it! DH and I will go there one of these days. Bring on the rest!

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    YAY we get to see you too!

    Aren't you all snazzy in your uniforms though I must say the ladies look a bit like flight attendents.....maybe that was why you were getting so many looks?

    I cannot eat with chopsticks at all!












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    wow!!

    great first trip report!

    I think you look really good in uniform :) loved the shot of the whole group together :)





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    I also thought the women looked like flight attendants.

    Great photos! This is so cool! Keep 'em coming

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    Hooray part 1

    keep 'em coming :D



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    The outfits remind me of the film " Catch me if you Can" with Leonardo DiCaprio. Great start Josh. Was the hotel super hi-tech with singing toilet seats
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    Great pics and report Josh Looking forward to the rest! I think you all look great in your uniforms, and before I read what you said about your tie I was going to say how much I liked it






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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnie, post: 166888
    YAY we get to see you too!

    Aren't you all snazzy in your uniforms though I must say the ladies look a bit like flight attendents.....maybe that was why you were getting so many looks?

    I cannot eat with chopsticks at all!

    Can't wait for more.

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