I Survived Hong Kong

March 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Finally got around to updating my blog haha. I actually felt daunted because of pending blog entries.
Okay. Let’s get started.

Flor and I went to Hong Kong last March 6 and came back March 10. Our flights were booked way back November or December last year, thanks to Cebu Pacific promos (got our roundtrip tickets for PHP 4,002.00 only). We only had our passports, tickets and money. No hotel and tour reservations. You could say this was an unplanned planned vacation. And that made it so much more fun =D

Here’s a summary of our trip. Don’t mind the timestamp. The camera’s date stamp is set a day earlier 0_0

March 7 12:05 AM – Arrival at Hong Kong International Airport.
Spent the rest of the night at the airport cause we didn’t have hotel reservations as of yet.

10:00 AM – Checked in to Dorsett Far East Hotel in Tsuen Wan.
A small hotel but very nice and affordable. The rooms are clean and luxurious. The staff is very friendly. All for affordable prices.

12:00 Noon – Disneyland
My 2nd time in Disneyland. First time was in Japan. Didn’t matter though, as I had a different experience. Shows are available in English and just like the rest of Hong Kong, people can speak English. Disneyland HK is smaller than Japan’s so a day is sufficient to enjoy all the rides and shows they offer. Notable attractions are the Jungle River ride, Space Moutain, Phil Har Magic (4D theater) and the Fireworks show.

March 8 9:00 AM – The Peak
We took the Peak Tram. Since it was foggy (and cold), we didn’t check the Sky Terrace and just roamed around the Peak Tower. We did however check Madam Tussaud’s and had a blast.

2:00 PM – Man Mo Temple
It took us more than an hour of walking to reach the temple. It is a simple Taoist temple. What makes this memorable is that we got to see while walking (…..) how Hong Kong people live their lives.

4:00 PM – Temple Street Night Market
Shopping shopping shopping part 1. I don’t think this needs more explanation =D

7:00 PM – Avenue of Stars for the Symphony of Lights
Chilled in a coffess shop at Avenue of Stars to wait for the Symphony of Lights. A must-watch when you’re in Hong Kong!

9:00 PM – Ladies’ Night Market
Shopping shopping shopping part 2. Hehe.

March 9 10:00 AM – Ngong Ping 360
Cable cars! Not for the light-hearted. It consists of a cable car journey with a themed village at the top. The Giant Buddha is just nearby. Too bad we weren’t able to see it up close as it was raining and the temperature was below 10 degrees Celsius. Being tropical persons, our bodies just can’t tolerate that much cold.

1:00 PM – Citygate Mall
Before reaching the Ngong Ping tower is the only outlet shopping mall in Hong Kong. We only window-shopped as the mall boasts high-end shops (most of which I can’t afford ahaha).

Late afternoon – headed to the HKIA, grabbed dinner and waited for our flight back home.

To say that Hong Kong was fun is an understatement haha. It was amazingly wonderful. An experience I won’t forget anytime soon. Will definitely go back and visit other attractions we weren’t able to.

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