Hong Kong Transit

October 2, 2009

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The hills of Hong Kong are staring back at me through a haze. 80 degree heat and only a thin outline of the mountains makes remaining in the airport more attractive—I watch freighters and fishing vessels glide into harbor from a soft red fuzzy sofa.

Hong Kong airport is one of the most comfortable places you could hope for in a long layover. Having been through a number of Asia’s airports, HK is my favorite for the simplest of reasons:

  • Free wireless.
  • Clear layout.
  • Vast swathes of glass windows and skylights = sunlight and panoramas.
  • An abundance and variety of comfortable seating: long couches, chaise lounges, cozy armchairs.

I recommend it. Really, the only thing it’s lacking is a convenient electrical outlet for the laptop—I always have to ferret out the few that exist.

After 13+ hours on a direct long-haul flight, another 12 in the spaciousness of Hong Kong is a welcome relief to stretch, work, sleep before hitting the tumult of Kathmandu.


Marc and Laura October 8, 2009 at 8:33 pm

HK sounds great. Seattle actually has a decent airport but HK sounds better.

Jade October 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm

I am surprised that I was able to view your blog. Now, China has blocked Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, picasa Web Albums, and most non-Chinese blogs. This makes it hard to stay in/establish contact with old friends and long-lost relatives, watch educational videos, or view pictures of loved ones.
Anyway, I’m glad I can see yours. I also love the Hong Kong airport. It’s almost intuitive and it’s quite easy to get around-very comfortable. I go every year and stay in the airport hotel for a night or two before returning to the mainland to renew my visa. I totally understand what you mean.

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