Monday - Phew! - we made it - the flight was bearable and Myles slept most of the way - with a few interim moments of listening to classical music on the noise cancelling headphones Craig purchased (great buy), which I also used to get some sleep too with, so all in all we sailed through the first leg.
Arrival at Hong Kong airport is relaxed a true antidote to the chaos and mayhem at Heathrow although we got VIP service as Myles got upset at securty check in which was like a cattle market so they whisked us through all of the snaking queue - much to the raised eyebrows of those passengers without a crying child!! - so there are benefits to your baby screaming in public!!!
Apart from having one of our bags torn and having to go to baggage claim where a bowing assistant very graciously filled in triplicate and then duplicate our claim for compensation then offered a miserly sum of $200 HK!! for our trouble - he was obviously used to putting on the eastern humility that we agreed and went on our merry way to the airport shuttle desk. This was a breeze - we think job creation is the order of the day here as we are ushered by 2 attendants to a waiting area to be met by more attendants who ensure we get on our shuttle bus - which is air con and leather reclining seats!
We arrive at the Langham Place (wow!)
Good choice Craig - and he's sorted us so we are whisked up to the Club Lounge to check in and leave our bags at reception. Once at the club lounge we are seated, given hot towels to freshen up and a drink of our choice, they coo over Myles and fuss over him checking that if he needs anything we are just to ask. We then decide to go the whole hog and upgrade to a suite (well worth it) this has two rooms a kitchen/lounge area and bedroom which has a bathroom off it where you can lounge in the bath and look through a floor to ceiling glass panel and listen to the TV piped into the bathroom from the 50" plasma in the bedroom! Oh yeah and to top it off we are given a bottle of champagne on ice and a selection of fruit and chocolates - which are enjoyed as Myles sleeps fast on the enormous queen size bed complete with fragrance pillow selection - well enough said!!!
Chilling in the Club Lounge at the Langham Place Hotel MongKok
So we wake around 3am local time and then get back to sleep and then wake again at 10.30am - we are on the 39th floor and the view is just like Blade Runner - and me and Myles sit on the window seat looking at the view of the ants below and the what seems like millions of windows on stick thin buildings soaring up and below us - we are so high up!
Tuesday we just chill out in the suite to recover from jetlag and a cold that has taken hold of us. This place is amazing - we get a call from reception asking us if we want to go on a guided tour which we'd shown interest in when we checked in but Craig told them we weren't feeling great with a cold and in 20 minutes a knock at the door and we had 2 pots of hot water, a dish of fresh lemon slices and two mini jars of honey and a selection of fruit and cookies - with compliments and to wish us well!!!
Craig has to work today anyway and is glued to the skype phone at the desk most of the day so me and Myles amuse ourselves and take a nap at around 4pm - we finally venture out for a spot of dinner and a bit of shopping - the young women keep cooing over Myles - he is such a babe magnet, we go into a toy store and the 2 girls in their keep taking pictures of him on their sony mobiles! All the female staff at the hotel say hi to him - he does his 'I want to be alone shy look' reckon he should be an actor when he's older - and this just makes them coo even more!!!