After chilling out on the Philippines and - finally - catching a terrible cold, I flew off to Hong Kong via Manila where I had plenty of layover time to kill, so I left the airport (never done that before, I'm one of those who arrive to the airport four hours prior taking off) and caught a cab to the nearest mall: the SM Mall of Asia, which is a pretty cool place. Unfortunately I was thirty minutes too early and waited at Starbucks for the mall to open. I went to Watsons right away and got a ton of flu medicine and Asian surgical masks, which was a terrible idea because everyone who enters Hong Kong is scanned by one of those scanners that recognizes sick people and makes you get pulled aside if you're only one degree above normal temperature. Luckily, my cold wasn't in full bloom yet, so I hopped on the next train to go from the airport (which is located on Lantau) to Central Station (on Hong Kong island) to Causeway Bay, where I stayed in an apartment, right by Victoria Park.
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