At 6am the every light in the room flicked on to maximum brightness, and a voice form the TV announced in an Asian/electronic voice GOOD MORNING. I sat straight up and nearly had a heart-attack. The TV then proceeded to play a jingle about how the hotel is just like home, but the electronics are better. I headed straight to the kitchenette to grab a coffee only to discover that the coffee has powdered milk added, and I hate white coffee, so I settled for a green tea, and ordered an iron from reception (which was a better experience than my recent trip to Auckland). Just after 7 I headed down to meet the driver who was scheduled to collect me, and he was already waiting.
We had to pick up a couple more staff from the printer at the New Territories so I managed to see a bit of the countryside, which was very smoggy. We then headed to the border. The driver dropped us off at the arrival hall, and took my luggage and the vehicle through the vehicle entry (I was not very happy about being separated from my luggage). I qued at immigration, and picked the slowest que, and the funny thing was the tourist has not filled their immigration cards in, so they would stand at the front of the que trying to frantically fill it in, and holding everyone up in the process. A few rows down another que opened, and everyone ran for it to try and get through more quickly. The funny thing was this little Chinese man tried to que jump past a big American fella. He was not impressed and almost knocked his lights out. I got through eventually and met the driver with my luggage at the other side. I did not realise that the Chinese drive on the right hand side of the road (that may explain why the battle to drive in Auckland), so I got quite a fright, and we saw a minor accident between two cars who did not know they had to give way to each other. A few blocks away we swapped cars and drivers, and we not had a right hand drive vehicle, which took us to SNP at Dongguan.