Saturday, October 26, 2013

Vanessa’s Sourcing Adventures in China Pt. 2

A lot of people say they love traveling but I doubt they ever mean the act of traveling. I mean a 14 hour flight is certainly not MY idea of a good time. But armed with some Dramamine and music, I thought I was all set. Little did I know I was in for some turbulent weather! Allow me to go down the laundry list of some of the headaches I encountered:
  • Flight delayed enough that I would miss my connecting flight to Hong Kong
  • Poor Ray up in the middle of the night trying to book me another flight but NOTHING was available
  • Told I still had a chance to catch my connecting flight but when I got there was told it was long gone.
  • Had to complain to an agent to get a comp’d room for the night.
  • Waited 4 hours in the airport for my luggage to find out they can’t find it
  • It was freezing cold where I was and I sure wasn’t dressed for it
  • Originally booked a window seat but when I rebooked all that was left was a middle seat(hey, it was a looooong 14 hour flight!)
Despite the tough time getting to Hong Kong (and the fact I missed a whole day) I’m grateful to be here! I’m blessed to have a day of sightseeing before doing some actual work so without further ado, I give you my first photos:
       
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Just sayin...
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Beautiful Hong Kong from The Peak
 
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In contention to be the CUTEST DIM SUM EVER…
 
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...with this one!
 
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Apparently they celebrate Halloween in Hong Kong
 
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All this cute food is killing me! Aww….piggy!
 
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Classic HK dumplings, crispy fish skin (tastes better than it sounds, I promise), and french toast. Don’t let that hot oil fool you, it will burn a hole in your stomach!