Sunday, May 1, 2016

TRAVEL GUIDE & TIMELINE: HONG KONG and MACAU


DAY 1 - DECEMBER 22, 2015


- Arrival at Hongkong International airport



- Immigration; Purchase of Octopus Card, Money exchange

- Rode Bus to Mongkok (where our Hotel is - Holiday Inn Mongkok ). Hotels during December tends to be high because it's peak season, but our hotel room's nightly rate happens to be really cheap because of my employee rate. 





- Checked In early/ Rest around 10am in the morning 

- Went to PeakTram and Sky 100 around 12nn.
       a Victorian-era train taking visitors to the highest peak on Hong Kong island for views of the city. Here it is: 



sorry for the quiet foggy photo. It was freezing cold up there.







my sister, trembling because of the weather haha

seriously regretted wearing skirt. My legs were shaking, it wasn't obvious because I was trying to muster a smile for a photo haha 




- Visited Time Square (where all branded bag, jewelries and shoes are) 










- Ate street foods: Fishballs with curry saucand Octopus Tails with hot sauce (I love street foods, but sadly my stomach churned after eating, had to drink meds afterwards huhu)

- Went to Tsim Tsa Tui
      a giant world bazaar, where Hong Kong's glittering harbour is met by an alternate sea of stalls, shops, markets


- Ate dinner at Mcdo around 10pm ordered chicken wings spice & herb
- Back at the hotel by 11 midnight




DAY 2 - DECEMBER 23, 2015

- Ate Plated set of Breakfast (3 Coupons) at Holiday Inn Mongkok




DISNEYLAND for the whole day ~I lowkey cry weeeeeeee :D 
   
we had a two-day pass with 1 free meal coupon per ticket (available if you buy the ticket online) 






watched the famous Disneyland's fireworks Display by 9pm


Mickey Mouse Shaped Waffle with Chocolate and Caramel Syrup


My Sister and I

Mickey Mouse Shaped Chocolate Ice Cream Popsicle yaaay

Beside Disneyland's Train

Inside the Disneyland Train

Glow In the Dark Frozen Cotton Candy 

Happy 10th Year Anniversary HongKong Disneyland!!! 


Are you annoyed with my selfie yet? Hahahaha


- DUNDAS STREET AND "FA YUEN STREET" (Also called Sneaker's St)
   scouted for the best shoes around
-There were more than 15 to 20 outlets of Nike, Adidas Converse here. I was not able to take a picture because I was so immersed to much on finding the right shoes LOL 


- Back at the hotel by midnight


DAY 3 - DECEMBER 24, 2015

-Breakfast at Hotel

-Travel to Pier going to Macau via TurboJet ferry 






-Rode free Shuttle to City of Dreams and The Venetian

















-Played at their Casinos. (slot machine to be specific.. first timer and I lost, no beginner's luck I guess lol) 




-Bought Koi Kei egg tarts (famous egg tarts from Macau, bought 3 boxes (12pcs per box) .. a bit pricey but definitely worth it if you're looking for a takeaway going home!! 

-Visited St Paul Ruin's (light show mapping)





-Bought shoes at Nike nearby the bazaar at St Paul  




DAY 4 - DECEMBER 25, 2015

-Breakfast at Hotel

-Back to DISNEYLAND ( to celebrate my birthday yaaaay :p ) whole day
    bought souveniers and watched the Disney character's parade by midnight





(Wearing the Nike  I bought in Macau lol)


Adventureland


You cant miss Mickey and the Wondrous Book! Fell in line almost 2hrs in advance for this show. SUPER WORTH IT!!! 



Lion King Festival




-went to Ladies Market in Mongkok for last minute shopping of "pasalubong"



DAY 5 - DECEMBER 26, 2015

-Breakfast at Hotel

-Check Out 12noon (left our baggages there first before going to Ocean Park)

-Went to Ocean Park (rides,museums)


 saw a real life Panda weee -ticked off my bucketlist!!! 


Obviously thrilled before going in the Panda Quarantine Area Hahaha 


The Grand Aquarium houses one of kind water species 





To see a penguin is ticked off my bucketlist!!!


Also rode this high floorless suspended roller coaster called "Hair Raiser" overlooking the ocean. This was such an exhilarating ride!!! :)




(we were also supposed to visit Nyong Ping 360 -where the golden Buddha and cable car were- but we ran out if time since we woke up late) ~You must go here if you could still squeeze it in your time and/or itinerary because it's one of the highlighted attractions to be in when visiting Hongkong. 

-Back to hotel for luggage pick up

-Went to the Airport using "Airport Express"

-Flight to Manila

-Home Sweet Home




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