March 17, 2007

Day 3 :: It Has Begun

Day 3: Hong Kong

So we're sitting in a little room on the fifth floor of the Ling Do building on Hong Kong Island. It looks a little like one of those trailer classrooms that elementary schools build when they run out of space (except for the Chinese banners, the shoes for sale and the girl singing kareoke at the top of her lungs).

We arrived last night after a lengthy 14 hour flight, which was made much easier for us as we sat on the exit row. There is nothing like having the leg room of business class and getting to pee without climbing over people. From there, we hopped on a local bus to a local's apartment to stay with a local guy named Imram, who Kari found online through (I'll explain later why I have a key to a stranger's apartment in my pocket.)

Well, the internet clock is winding down and Kari just asked me if I dare her to sing kareoke. I better get out of here fast.


Jeffrey said...

I've heard it said, "All glory comes from daring to begin." While I think that's debatable, you guys have taken a huge step in beginning this trip. I can't wait to see where it takes you.
My Girlfriend and I are planning on couchsurfing for the first time in March, I'm pretty stoked. I'd love to catch a post on what you chose to take with you, especially Kari.
In case you've forgotten, you might remember me as a friend of Bri King's
This has been a bunch of fragments and I don't care.

pk said...

So I'm going to have to learn to be content with these little windows into your new existence that seem to raise more questions than they answer ;-)

Mom said...

Kari's got a great voice. Go for it Kari.

kate chinlund said...

Hey Guys!!! It sounds like you're off to a great start! Please have an amazing time as I'll be living vicariously through you as I waddle around the freezing weather of Moline ;) Much love to you both!

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