Saturday, August 4, 2012

Checked in, rested and ready to rock n roll!

The flight from Doha to Hong Kong was not a pleasant one for us. The Airline messed up our request for a baby bassinet. Because of their error, I had to hold my baby for the entire (8 hour) flight. On a positive note, we reached Hong Kong safe and sound.

Look at the Immigration officer's face! :)

We checked into lhotelelan.  Since we planned our trip long ago, we were able to get very good room rates. Also, since the apartment hunt will be on full force, we needed a good place to crash and that it was baby friendly. We like this hotel very much.

King size bed.

Very spacious. Great for us as we have five luggage bags.

Bathroom was very clean and well equipped.

Love the shower area. Spacious and the water pressure was excellent!

Baby cot was delivered just minutes after we checked in. My son hates it. He prefers sleeping in between my Husband and me. Such a suckling baby!

The fridge was stocked up with beverages. All included in the room package.

Well stocked snack drawer.

This is my Husband's favorite gadget in the room, the digital temperature control station. Gadgets and men, they go hand in hand!

Now we are hunting for a good apartment that will be our home for the coming years. I will update you guys on the progress soon. Very tiring times but it will all be worth it!

Thanks for coming by guys. Chat soon!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Qatar Five Star Airlines but Two Star passenger...

The time has finally arrived. The move to HONG KONG! As much as I am excited, both Husband and I are pretty exhausted sorting everything with our old apartment and all. Now, traveling with a Baby is a whole new experience for us.

We are flying with Qatar Airlines (Arlanda Sweden to Doha Qatar, Doha to Hong Kong China).  The flight from Arlanda to Doha took about 5 1/2 hours. Here we are waiting at Doha for about 7 hours for our next flight to Hong Kong. The flight to Hong Kong will be another 8 hours, so I hear! Not looking forward to being jet-lagged.

Traveling with Mr Gabriel has been a delight. He slept most of the time on the flight to Doha. I hope he will do the same on the second leg. Fingers crossed!

 I have travelled with many other airlines and I have never seen families with young children given diaper goody bag. Qatar is the first! However, I wouldn't say I enjoyed the flight as the passenger next to me kept on farting and stinking the place. Five star Airlines but Two Star passenger. Seriously, some people have to be sent to etiquette school!

Mr Gabriel rudely awoken by his Mommy for a picture taking! Thus the 'annoyed' look!

I am all prepared as you can see. Baby in the wrap, Mommy with the computer blogging away!

Have to go now, see you guys in Hong Kong. Hope you are having a great week!