Posted in September 2012

Day Seven – The Best of Bali Part II

We woke up pretty late (for us) on our first morning at the Intercontinental (7am). Of course as we’re about to leave, we’re finally adjusting to the time difference! By 9am, we were down in the lobby waiting for our tour guide. He picked us up about 10 minutes after 9am and we decided that … Continue reading

Day Five – The Best of Bali Part I

Our day began with our routine of breakfast at 7am and then a walk on the beach path. We then returned to our room and got ready for our day of sightseeing. Shortly before 9am, we made our way to the lobby. The lobby was filled with other tourists waiting for their guides or tour … Continue reading

Day Three – Transit to Bali

On the morning of our departure for Bali, we again woke up really early. This jet lag thing is kicking our butts… We had set our alarm for 630am, but who were we kidding, we were up at 430am. And that was after trying desperately to sleep in as much as possible. So, after getting … Continue reading

Day Two – Hong Kong

After a less than stellar night’s sleep, we were up and out of the room pretty early. We had plans to go to Stanley, on the quieter side of Hong Kong. So, after breakfast and stopping at the Hong Kong tourism bureau, we hopped the Star Ferry over to Hong Kong and then took the … Continue reading

Day One – Hong Kong

After about a 30 minute cab ride (~$30), we arrived at the Intercontinental. We were quickly helped with our bags. Walking into the lobby, we were immediately struck by the stunning view of the Hong Kong skyline. The Intercontinental is in Kowloon which is across from Hong Kong island. As we quickly learned, it’s very … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Flight 845 JFK – HKG

At about 1250am, boarding for our flight was announced in the lounge. We made our way over to the gate where we found organized chaos. A Cathay Pacific employee was holding up a sign indicating which rows they were boarding at the moment. We eventually found the premium boarding line but getting through the crowd … Continue reading

And We’re Off!

So our trip for two to Asia has begun… Everything could not have gone any smoother between dropping off the kids at my sister’s and our Jet Blue flight from Portland to New York (JFK). The kids were excited about a fun-filled week with family and couldn’t have cared less about us leaving. Their mother … Continue reading