I'm not keen on hotel breakfasts whenever I'm in a city with amenities conveniently located. Especially not in Hong Kong. This is a beautiful room. Besides the free wifi, there's a Nespresso machine which provides a thoughtful perk-me-up in the mornings.
It's only during work trips or vacations that I strangely have the leisure to comb through hard copies of newspapers, as well as magazines. So I haven't slept in. I've been waking up at 7am to enjoy the view (and haze). It's awesome to be able to read 3 sets of newspapers and physically turn the pages and hear the rattle of the paper. I still like reading hard copies rather than scan them online.
The man too, has been utilizing the gym to the max. He likes the view of the harbor from the treadmill. He's having a great deal of fun with its giant Nespresso machine and all its choices of coffee flavors. I've banned the Nespresso from our flat, so he only gets to fiddle with them in the hotels or at the friends' homes.
Most of all, it's such a luxury to be able to appreciate and feel the passing of each minute. This is a really short trip, but it feels like it's been much longer. It isn't exactly a vacation, but not totally work either. (not office-job-related work, my own work-work) It's probably because I've squeezed quite a fair bit of things to see, meet and do.