Friday 18

British Govt has arranged for flights for British Nationals to fly to HK

I head for Haneda airport as I have a stag party (booked months previously). I feel like a traitor/ deserter as I make my way to the airport. I ask the station attendant which platform my train is on, he looks at me, a foreigner going to the airport, I feel embarrassed. The plane is packed and I felt a group sense of relief as the plane took off.

I arrive in Taipei, check in at the hotel, and head for a kombini before I even go to my room – I buy 4 bottles of water