Happy Hong Kong Tales

At last!!! I’ve been waiting for this travel since last year. This is my first time to travel with my ‘True Friends’. These are my friends since high school and for the past few years we’re the ones who has been there for one another. And this is our first out-of-the-country travel! Yeeeaaaay for us!

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Camera ready happy faces!

Planning this was so easy! Maximize the apps in your phone like Traveloka and Klook. They still have the lowest prices for hotels and activities. Also, it helped that two of us have already visited Hong Kong. This was my fourth time already. Why did we choose Hong Kong? First, tickets were on sale! We got ours for only Php 4,000+. Second, no visa required. Third, it’s a good country to visit for first time travelers. Lastly, Disneylaaaaaannnnddddd.

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Happiest place on Earth ❀

Like any travel, there are some realizations that hit me during this one. First and the most important one, positive thinking comes a long way. Days before our trip, it was raining hard in the Philippines and I knew that rainy days have also started in Hong Kong. We would always talk about “What the weather would be like when we go there?” I would always answer positively even though weather forecasts would disagree with my statements. “I bet it would already be sunny when we get there!” or “It will not rain, promise!”. Lo and behold, it didn’t. Weather forecasts said it would but it didn’t. Actually, it was so sunny already during our 3rd day there. I have always believe in the power of WORDS. So, the more you speak negatively the more it will happen. So why not speak positively?

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Friends that travel together, stays together. LOL!

Second, everyone is different. Travelling within a group? There’s always gonna be some ‘hassles’. But that’s alright! It’s natural. Why? Because you have different personalities. Different preferences. Different temperaments. Everything, especially if it’s your first time to travel, will be a case of trail and error. What works and what doesn’t? Just remember to keep your CHILL.

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We’re extra AF with our shirts!

Lastly, enjoy. With our fast-paced life, we somehow forget how to enjoy. Especially the small things. I’ve enjoy this travel very much because of my friends. I’ve enjoy the food. I’ve enjoy how we use their public transportation. I’ve enjoy the long and exhausting walks. I’ve enjoy the humid weather. I’ve enjoy all. It’s just a matter of how will you look at these things. Will you choose to just simply enjoy them or to find fault in all? Because you’ll always find one! Enjoy the exciting moments as well as the down times. Enjoy the loud as well as the quiet. Enjoy the ‘going to’ as well as the ‘going home’. Just enjoy.

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YAAAAASSSS!!!

So there, dear readers! Next post will be on what we did and how we did it. Cheers, to more travel.Β 

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Hoarding Hong Kong

You can assume from the title alone that we had plentiful experiences during our trip to Hong Kong. Indeed dear reader we had hoarded Hong Kong. Again, it is a trip wherein we’re on the save side rather than the splurge side. Also, it’s a diy tour yet again!

Be sure to wear your most comfortable pair of shoes because Hong Kong main mode of transportation is walking (oh, the horror!). I think this is why you usually see them looking sexy and fit! If you are on a spontaneous tour buy your Octopus card already at the airport, it’s your electronic ticket for the MTR, buses, and a lot more. Plus, any left amount from your card can be redeemed again from their airport stall.

It was forecasted in the news that on the day that we will tour Hong Kong there would be a thunderstorm. Well, it wasn’t sunny for sure but there’s no thunder nor storm. Still, Hong Kong is a very humid place so wear light clothes during this season. We first tried our luck with The Peak. We rode the tram to reach it then a bus to go down, made us saved some hk dollars to be added to buy our pasalubongs. It’s a little bit disappointing reaching the peak of The Peak because of the weather, it was so foggy we couldn’t see anything. So after there we went to Tung Shung to ride the cable cars going to the Ngong Ping Village where this big Buddha is located. Since we were limited in time we were not able to roam around the village that much which is too bad because it is so pretty there! The cable car experience is not one to be missed. Tip, if you’re afraid of heights opt for a one way trip cable car and ride a bus to go down.

After those stops, lo and behold, we had reached Hong Kong Disneyland. I’m a happy girl dear reader. We rode the Mickey Mouse train going there, it was so cute. I was so excited to go back to Disneyland! First and foremost we ate at Tomorrowland, I had this sumptuous chicken wings and fries. Yum! Then the Disney Parade started, it was simply magical. My favorites are the princesses’ float, elegance and beauty oozed and Toy Story’s float that represents my childhood. We also watched a show there presenting The Lion King. We rode rides and lots of attractions. My favorite is Small World and Space Mountain! Then during the night the fireworks at Sleeping Beauty’s castle was just amazing, red, gold, and lots of animation lighted up the sky.

After Disneyland we went to Tsim Shia Tsui which is very anticlimactic, I mean really…after Disney. We went there to check out the Avenue of Stars and see the scenic view of the water and the city. You could all see this big buildings and famous company names.

Last stop for hoarding Hong Kong would definitely be their airport! You can do your shopping there and everything is already there. It is really really really huge plus it is also beautiful. Shops are many and variety is offered. I love their airport!

That’s it dear reader. I did hoarded Hong Kong a little. I will definitely come back a third time up to the nth time! It’s really worth hoarding.