I was taking the “cheap” route to Thailand from Kenya, leaving on New Year’s Day, with more than a little hangover and sleep deprivation.

Nairobi - Dubai - Hong Kong - Bangkok. Two days of traveling, four airports, three planes, and a world of difference.

Hong Kong International. “No sitting” said the sign on the travelator. I was ready to drop. This was first time I had been so far east, and was eager to explore what was the other side of the glass. The round hills rising up. The harbour. But that would have to wait for another trip.