we still haven't downloaded all the pics, and i need to upload to photobucket before i can post on the blog, so i'll just start a recap.
our honeymoon started on a horrible note as my twitter followers may have seen. we flew for about five hours and were approaching the north pole when the captain came over the loudspeaker and announced that due to a water problem (that's a little vague) we were turning around and flying for four hours to go to TORONTO. you know, that canadian city that's super close to NY, where we left from. KJAKLDJFKDSJAFKLSJDASKLJFASKL;DJ 9 hours of flying and we were basically back where we started. super frustrating. we made the best of it by trading lines from my favorite george carlin routine and playing chinese. they put us up overnight and rescheduled our flight for the following day. after a 2.5 hour delay we finally got off the ground and started again toward hong kong.
hong kong was rainy and cold, at least the two nights we were there. we never made it to the peak because it was so foggy, but we did some cable cars in lantau and made the best of it. we had dim sum at this restaurant recommended by Tay and Wiggins, which wasn't earth shattering, but made for a good tourist experience.
i had made a couple of dinner reservations for our trip. the first was at felix, which was mostly overrated except for the view. the next dinner was at aqua. it was AMAZING and one of our best meals from the trip. i must have been really tired when i was arranging the reservations and gotten confused by our delay, because when we returned to our room there were three hotel employees packing up our stuff. we were supposed to be in macau that night and checked out of our hotel earlier in the day. ooops!! the hotel was super nice about it, so we quickly gathered up our stuff and made our way to the harbour to catch the ferry to macau. in the end we were happy we'd had the full day in hong kong cause we made it to a bunch of museums and sights we wouldn't have seen otherwise.
the main downside was that we were super tired after sightseeing all day and missed out on dinner in macau. we played a little poker after checking in to the hotel. i was having a decent session v. some really terrible players until the last hand, when i went broke w/ top pair on a J23 board with AJ and lost to my husband's 22. :( the major fish at the table had gotten up a few orbits earlier, and it was almost 4am, so we called it a night. good times in hong kong and macau, but the best of the trip was yet to come.
anyone have any tips for fighting jet lag? i was gold on the way over and had zero problems adjusting, but the return has been brutal. we tried to stay up late on sunday to get back on a normal schedule, and i lasted until around 8:30, but can only seem to sleep in 2-3 hour increments. i woke up at 4am this morning and after tossing for an hour or two finally got up, but i can't imagine how brutal late afternoon and evening is going to be. i've got bad congestion, but i'm pretty sure it would go away if i could just get a decent night of sleep!