The Rugby Sevens are a Hong Kong institution. People from all over flocked here for it last weekend, filling up every single hotel room in the city. Our friend Nate hopped the pond from SF to be a part of it. I had never really seen rugby so it was really something.
On Saturday we all dressed up as a box of crayons (there were close to 40 of us) and joined the revelry in the South Stands. Everyone was dressed up–from co-eds to old people–it’s the equivalent of San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers, only as it turns out Aussies can drink Castroites under the table any day. My favorite crayons were our friends Maddy and Justin because their names were so Hong Kong.
And boy has it been hazy in Hong Kong lately. I’m so ready for our fog, I mean pollution, to go away! And Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s airline, is by far and away the nicest airline you will ever fly. They actually come out from behind the counter to welcome you on board and to thank you for flying Cathay–and that is when you are flying coach. I know, it’s hard to believe a bit of luxury and customer service still exist in airlines today.
Our friend K.C. (above in Boracay blue) got the costumes custom made in Shenzen for a great price. I thought they turned out super cute! Kate Middletons and Black Swans (male and female versions) were the most popular costumes.