Sunday, July 27, 2014


Hong Kong is my first out of the country destination this year! And, I’m so happy that my cousin and I were able to maximize our 5-day trip. We went to a lot of places (Disneyland, Macau, Ocean Park, Victoria’s Peak, Tsim Sha Tsui, Jordan, etc.) and took lots of photos so I apologize for the lengthy post that you’re about to read.
In case you're wondering who was with me during the entire trip, I was with my travel buddy, Olive, she's my first degree cousin and we were able to conquer HK backpacker style. No tour guides or whatsoever. We were just two clueless wanderers lost in a big city. But hey, we got home still in one piece, right? Hahaha!
Since we didn't avail any package tours, we had to plan out our own itinerary. All thanks to Miss Irene of for helping us with it! 
On our first day, our first goal was to get out of the airport. Why? because Hong Kong International Airport is really huge place that you’d easily get lost if you don’t know where you’re going. Just imagine, from the arrival area you still have to ride the subway to get to immigration department. Whew! 
Before leaving the airport don’t forget to grab your FREE MAP (you can spot it on your way out) and most importantly, just a tip of advice: secure your own octopus card, which is worth HKD150. Trust me, this card is your golden key access to almost everything in your stay Hong Kong. You can use it on the MTR, busses, convenience stores (e.g. 7-11), any restaurants, etc. It’s a reloadable card and you use it as your mode of payment instead of cash.

We stayed at the Dragon Hostel in Mongkok. It’s a budget/wallet-friendly place to stay in. Simply perfect for backpackers. You can check out their website for details and reservations. Oh yeah, they also give ticket discounts on tourist spots and must-go-places in HK. Cool huh? :) 
After checking in, our tummies started to grumble so we’ve thought of grabbing some snacks at the nearest Mcdonald’s (play-safe) in our place haha! After filling our stomachs, it was time to start our HK adventure! 

Above are snapshots of the places we’ve been to on our first day such as THE PEAK TRAMAVENUE OF THE STARSHARBOUR CITY– It’s not literally a “city”, but a very huge mall about a size of a “city” hahaha! At around 8pm, we got to witness the free laser light show across Victoria Harbour. Gaaah! It was such a beautiful night view of Hong Kong to see!
Honestly, I've never thought we’d actually get to the places I listed on our itinerary because a) We don’t know what train nor bus to ride on, b) We suck at reading maps (lol), and c) We’re just plainly clueless about everything hahaha! 

We ended the day with a good night sleep because DAY 2 was my most anticipated day of my entire life. Guess what it is? Hint: it’s on the HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH! Check out my next post because I figured that my Disneyland experience deserves a special blogpost. Mehehe! :)
P.S I’m gonna make a separate blog post for every adventure we had to avoid a super lengthy post. Hope you'll enjoy reading my HK getaway experience! Hope you enjoyed reading! :)