Day 1. Starting our journey to Bangkok

The start of a new adventure and a 'new' country for us visit!  I woke up with nervous excitement but having everything packed and ready was able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at home before setting off. We had booked an evening flight from Manchester which meant I could travel into the city and spend …

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Day 2. Dubai to Bangkok with Emirates

Our transit time in Dubai airport was 2 hours 15 minutes and we needed to take the Sky Train to Concourse B for our connecting flight.  I wasn't really hungry but we sat down in a cafe for a tasty snack and a drink to keep us awake as well as passing a little time.  …

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Day 5. Travelling Emirates from Bangkok to Hong Kong

Our final morning in Bangkok but plenty of time to enjoy one last omelette cooked to perfection from the hotel's egg station.  After checking out of the Holiday Inn Silom we returned to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport via the BTS Sky Train, changing at Phaya Thai for the Airport Express.  Thankfully, it was much quieter than …

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Day 11. Visiting Stanley in Hong Kong and Emirates to Dubai

Our final day in Hong Kong - how quickly the time has passed by!  A leisurely hotel breakfast followed by quickly packing our suitcases before checking out.  It has been an enjoyable second stay for us at the Ibis North Point, a convenient location, good value and rooms with superb views, we'd certainly consider it …

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Day 12. Emirates Dubai to Manchester

Our Emirates flight touched down in Dubai 50 minutes ahead of schedule so we had a walk through the terminal before settling down with drinks and snacks in one of the cafes.  The terminal seemed much quieter than when we had passed through on our outward journey.  Two years ago we had a nine hour …

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Day 1. Manchester to Hong Kong with Emirates

A seven night holiday to Hong Kong, flying from Manchester via Dubai. We took the train from our home station to Manchester Airport and checked in for our flight to Hong Kong via Dubai.  After cappuccinos in the Giraffe Cafe, it was soon time to board the huge A380 airliner.  It was our first time on …

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Day 9. Stanley and the Star Ferry, Hong Kong

After breakfast it was time to pack.  Even though we had bought several bags of clothes, a remote controlled helicopter and various other bits and pieces, it wasn't too difficult as Emirates provide a generous 30kg baggage allowance and we had plenty of room in our large suitcases. We checked out of the Ibis Hotel, North Point …

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Day 10. A day in Dubai

After a smooth flight, we arrived in Dubai at 5.00 am local time.  Our luggage had been checked through to Manchester, and as we had a lengthy time between flights we planned a quick sightseeing tour of the city. We cleared immigration quickly and had free visas stamped into our passports.  Dubai metro is connected …

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