Travels with Elizabeth

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Tag: Homewood Suites

Departure & Home

Departure

After final packing and breakfast once again in the Lounge (my last croissants), we departed the hotel uneventfully.  The hotel bill was HK $83 for DH’s one beer around the pool, plus HK $3,500 for the hotel itself.  No traffic this morning and the taxi sped right along.  Got to the airport in about 40 minutes – it IS a long way to the airport.  Can’t imagine what you’d be facing if there were heavy traffic – it would take you hours.

We got all checked in and went to the very nice, but very crowded, United Lounge.  We could have had a complete breakfast there – there was a huge spread.

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Getting to China

Leaving Home

Our plan was to take a short flight the first day out of Richmond to Dulles, and then take the very long flight from Dulles to Beijing the next day, both on United.  So on the first day we left home at 11:30am and it poured rain all the way to the airport in Richmond.  We parked the car at the Richmond Homewood Suites where they agreed to keep it for 21 days for free – the room is $124 and we’ll stay there overnight upon our return.    Took the hotel shuttle to the airport (in the rain).  Continue reading