June 2016. My HongKong experienced was one trip I definitely won’t forget. There were few mishaps but nevertheless, the 4-day experienced was exhausting, fun, and one for the books! It was entirely a customized itinerary, [Thanks to Madam Ras for doing the entire itinerary planning! “A” for effort Madam! But you did great there! Thanks! :)], and HongKong is one expensive trip I’ve had from my previous trip, which is expected. It was also one of the #Bittersweet trips, Why? because HongKong made me realize how my country is being left behind when it comes to public transportation, nevertheless still, I have high hopes for my country that one day we will move to pass the third world pace and enjoy the perks of being in the first world! Crossing fingers on that! Anyway, below are the fun activities and places we visited in Hongkong. I know there are still a lot of places to visit there, but I promise myself to be back in HongKong…when? I still don’t know, maybe two years from now. [hehehe] Enjoy reading!
1. The Octopus Card
You can buy this at the Airport. It cost 150 HKD. That is equivalent to 900-1000php, depends on the exchange rate. This is very convenient to Hongkong citizens and tourists. So what could be the benefit of this card?
– It can be used to pay for fare to almost all public transport in Hongkong. (MTR Trains, Buses, Ferries, Peak Trams)
– It can be used to pay major convenient stores like 7-Eleven, fast food restaurants (McDo, KFC, etc).
– It is very convenient, because instead of storing a few bucks of money in your pocket, why not just load your Octopus card, it’s much safer too.
– It’s re-loadable, 50 HKD is the lowest amount for your reload, and you can do re-load at any 7-Eleven convenient stores.
I was so impressed with their public transportation. So efficient and effective. You will experience this as soon as you step in their airport. They say, that you will know how progressive one country is by their public transportation, and yes I must agree to that, it shows and by experiencing it myself it was indeed one of the best experience I’ve had, enjoyed it while it last.
3. Disneyland – I have made an entirely different post for this one. Please click here. 🙂
4. Riding Cable Cars
Ahhh, the cable car experienced was amazing! Maybe because I’ve got to see a portion of HongKong from the top! It has a wow factor because below was a view to that green lush forest, that I am glad they preserve it despite how evident the progress of the country is. I am a nature lover, so this is my favorite activity so far in HongKong, riding the cable car to Ngong Ping village. See images to admire. 🙂
5. NgongPing Village and Big Buddha
Another favorite place of mine in HongKong. The entire Ngong Ping experienced actually. It’s lovely there! I promise to go back to this place because I was not able to see the Wisdom Path, sadly it rained, so we need to go back. 🙁 But nevertheless, it was a beautiful place. 🙂
6. Tai O Market – Fisherman’s Village
It’s the food that I love here! We tried a few kinds of seafood here and it tastes good! But kinda expensive! But at least we tried! Hehehe
7. Victoria Harbor at Night
The image won’t do justice, you need to experience Victoria Harbor especially at night! It’s lovely! I promise! 🙂
8. The HongKong Park
The place is perfect for unwinding. It’s not crowded and if you happened to work on one of the high rise building near the park and you just want to take someplace to breathe! The HongKong park is definitely a perfect place for you! 🙂
9. The Peak Tram
On our last day in HongKong, we visited The Peak! The 1-2 hour lining up just to see this beautiful view of Hongkong from the highest point of the city was all worth it! I wish I saw the sunset, but anyway, I will, on my next visit!
So that ends my journey in Hongkong! By the way, few things I want to tell you;
– Their fast food chains like Mcdo and KFC serves big portions! As in big portions! So you will love that!
– Don’t forget to take some time to walk and mingle with their locals. It’s a fun experienced.
– As much as possible go for a customized itinerary, this way you will enjoy your entire stay because you own your time!
– Experience Mong Kok! It’s one of the biggest shopping areas in HongKong. You can visit Ladies Market to buy your “Pasalubong”.
– When you happened to be on stairs, which you will most of the time, make sure to always position yourself at the right side. Always. Because the left side is intended for those people who are in a hurry, so to give them space…it’s a must in Hongkong.
– Most of their residents live in a building, so you won’t see much houses there but mostly high buildings.
You’ve been in HongKong? Make sure to share your experience there! And for those who are planning to go there! Enjoy your trip! Nothing beats booking and planning ahead! Thanks for reading!
#Wanderlust | The HongKong experienced! | 07.16.2016