I built my weekend visit to Hong Kong into my first ever Star Alliance RTW journey. Hong Kong has some excellent international connections and is a wonderful place to stop for a few days of fun, provided you can find an inexpensive place to stay.

I awoke in Vilnius, Lithuania, just in time to run for my pre-booked bus to Riga which departed from Stotis Central Station.  The buses in the Baltic countries are excellent and my bus featured free WiFi which greatly reduced the hardship of the four and a half hour journey after a late night and short …