May 28,29 and 30.
Out trip back from Macau to Sky City Marriot Hotel took more than 5 hours. It was something we could have done in less than three hours if we took taxis from the Hong Kong ferry terminal. We decided to do it the hard and cheap way. From the Ferry terminal in Hong Kong, we took the MTR and came to Kowloon. Then from Kowloon, we took the free shuttle bus to the Icon hotel. We collected our left over bags and took the free shuttle back to Kowloon station. Our MTR tickets, purchased on our arrival at the Hong Kong airport, on the first day, were valid to make a last trip to the airport. We used these tickets to travel from Kowloon to the airport. From the airport, we again took the free shuttle to the Marriot hotel.
Sky City Marriot hotel is just outside the airport. We have booked an executive suite with free lounge access and free breakfast. It was expensive, but we wanted to spend the last day in a good comfortable room and enjoy our stay. Our suite was better than what we expected. The service was fantastic. As soon as we checked in, we went into the executive Lounge and had some short eats and coffee. The lounge is open from 6:00PM to 8:00PM for snacks and drinks.
There were some factory outlets close to the hotel, but we were not interested in doing any more shopping. We decided to stay in the hotel room and relax. We packed our bags distributing the weight equally. I was carrying my think pad and the big camera with all the additional pieces. They had to be in two separate bags. We knew we had to remove the think pad for inspection at every security check point at the airports. This was very inconvenient, but there was no choice. In our future trips, We will think of carrying a smaller ipad and a small camera that fits into our pockets.
We checked out from the hotel around lunch time and took the shuttle to the airport which took only ten minutes. We got the best seats in both flights. The food and service in Singapore Airlines were excellent. We would not compromise on our air travels by using cheap air tickets. Our daughter was waiting for us at the Sydney airport. We had breakfast in the plane, but we again had coffee in a restaurant with our daughter before coming home to take a well deserved rest. Thank you for reading this blog.