16.11.2007 - 16.11.2007
Kim and I spent the morning in Hong Kong looking for his model car shops. Nothing opens till about 11 am so it was fruitless. After a nice buffet lunch at his hotel, I made my way to the aiport for my 1 hour plus flight to Guilin [Guilin-travel-guide-219518].
I must say Dragonair (a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific) was most impressive. The crew had great character and personality ... not very often you see people so obviously enjoying what they do and taking pride in it ... I don't think they were faking it.
The flight came to a very weird end when they announced that it was a government regulation that they had to collect in all newspaper. I didn't quite trust my ears so I asked one of the crew ... she said "Only Guilin and some other ports, not all of China". They came through the cabin a few times with a large rubbish bag to ensure that no foreign propaganda would be taken into the country!