HongKong- Macau Holiday Part 2Travel
Here to continue the long derailed HongKong post.
A night and a day spent in Macau is definitely not enough. Nevertheless, we had a great adventure exploring this historic territory of China. Sad as it is, we had to move on to our next destination.
Upon sunset, we were at the Macau ferry terminal queuing up for a ferry ride to HongKong. 'Twas not a long wait til we embarked, disembarked, passed the immigration area then exited through a shopping mall named Shun Tak Centre. And oh, by the way, I was disappointed when the immigration officer just issued a grocery receipt type of visa approval and not a stamp mark in my passport. I doubt if the print is lasting or if that small receipt won't be lost. Anyway..
We had dinner right at the mall before flagging down a cab to Mongkok. 'Twas a long ride before we reached our hotel late that night A simple hotel this time, but situated in a very nice location, just right next to the Ladies Market Our hotel room wasn't as big like the Sheraton but gives its purpose. Thus, our appreciation for the good accomodation.
Our first day adventure: HongKong Central Park, its vicinity and the Victoria Peak.
We were supposed to take the tram ride to the most sought after HongKong peak but a long queue prevented us from doing so. We took a cab instead which was greatly cheaper and faster (as we had skipped the extensive queue) than the tram ride. So amazed when we reached the top. The Victoria Peak is the place where you can catch the most spectacular sight of HongKong especially at night. I just wished no big crowd hampered our desire for a striking photo op.
Second Hongkong day destination: Ocean Park
This park hasn't changed much since a decade ago. The massive aquarium with sting rays, sharks and many other marine creatures is still the main attraction.
Outside the huge aquarium are displays of various animals and lots of souvenir shops. What we love most are the fun rides, apart from the cable rides. Who said fun rides are only for the young? Could never have enough of them even to this late age! Okay, smirk at my ways, but allow me to enjoy! Btw, our lunch in Ocean Park cost us so much! About Php1.5k/head if converted to peso. We were comparing it to a decent buffet lunch we had in a decent hotel here in the Phils.
Third day exploration: HongKong Disneyland
This is any child's dream place. We are no kids but we absolutely enjoyed every minute of our stroll. Couldn't help but admire all the welcoming live disney characters. The thrilling rides make me young again! We watched the Disney characters' fantastic stage play/ performances and it was truly marvelous! Then the spectacular fireworks on closing time Nothing but overflowing joy and happiness after the day ended in that fantastic park named HongKong Disneyland!
Fourth and last day of HongKong escapade: Relaxing walk around MongKok
We always had a nice walk around here every night of our stay, before retiring to our hotel. This is where we enjoyed best our food trips. From all kinds of noodles, Chinese specialties, Japanese, or steaks, all are delectable and not that pricey. Our tummies were overly spoiled! For the last few hours we had in MongKok, we whiled away the time in Ladies Market. Then I made a wrong move ('cause I had no plan of buying) when I casually asked for the price of a bag I saw hanging in a stall. The next thing I knew, the extremely pushy sales lady won't allow me to leave until I gave in. So from then on, I was scared to ask for prices unless I really want to buy. Lol!
By the afternoon, we were on board the MTR to the airport. Can't help but envy the smooth ride we had in a comfortable public transpo going to the airport. Had our late afternoon meal while waiting for our departure.
It was a tiring 5nights 6days vacation but truly exhilirating! Certainly 'twas another wonderful and a memorable fambam vacation for all of us!