Day 1: We familiarised ourselves with the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island, walking the city centre and harbour precincts. What a beautiful city, fabulous gardens and architecture.
Our day has finally arrived; the taxi collected us at 8.30pm for the journey to the airport in drizzling rain and very cool temperatures. We checked-in our luggage, made our way through security then relaxed in the departure lounge until our Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong departed on time at 11.55pm. We are flying premium economy for the first time and what a good decision, as well as extra room between the rows of seats the chairs are also wider. We enjoyed our own check-in counter, boarded with business passengers and were welcomed aboard the flight with a glass of champagne. We were very comfortable for the 8 hour flight from Perth to Hong Kong but the proof would be in the 12 hour flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver.