Category Archives: HongKong

HongKong: Avenue of Stars

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Your HongKong adventure is not complete if you have not set foot to the Avenue of the Stars where the famous sculpture of Bruce Lee was standing, probably it’s the most pictured place in HongKong and its free. So picture all you can by the bay and the skyscrapers as your backdrop.

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We did not stay too long because the weather is so hot, as much as we wanted to stay and wait for the dancing light, we just took some photo and head back to the hotel to check out and catch our boat going to Macau. Anyways there’s always a next time, there is so much to explore in HongKong and we couldn’t pack it in just 3 days.

 

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HongKong: Ngong Ping – Big Buddha

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One of the places we visited is the Ngong Ping 360 in Lantau Island, where you’ll find the Big Buddha, a walk to the Ngong Ping Villa and up to the Big Buddha, will give you a perspective of greener part of HongKong and you feel a lot closer to nature.

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IMG_4777How to get there: Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is adjacent to MTR’s Tung Chung Station. It is a two-minute walk from Exit B of the station.

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HongKong: Star Ferry

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After a long walk we took a break and freshen up back to the guesthouse. Our next destination is the Victoria Peak, the highest point in HongKong. To get there, there are ways you can get to Victoria Peak, you can take the ferry boat going to Central or take the train going to Central Station. We choose going to Central by using the Star Ferry boat, from our guesthouse we walked all the way to the docking station.

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HongKong: Wong Tai Sin

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Upon arriving HongKong, we hurriedly went to the guesthouse where we will be staying for2 nights, we left our luggage and head out to our first destination which is the Wong Tai Sin Temple. I don’t know why I always include at least one temple on my itinerary, It’s probably because Wong Tai Sin Temple is a temple for making wishes? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ well there’s nothing wrong, since my wish might just came true! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Wong Tai Sin Temple is a well known shrine and major tourist attraction in Hong Kong. The Taoist temple is famed for the many prayers answered: “What you request is what you get” via a practice called kau cim.

Credit to the Owner

Credit to the Owner


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Review: Charlie Brown Cafe HongKong

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I first found this themed cafe while searching for “the must eat in HongKong”, so I got really excited to try and experience this unique themed cafe just around the corner of Β Cameron Street, just a walking distance from where I’m staying. We went there for a quick breakfast, but stayed for a bit, to enjoy and adore the place.

The whole cafe has lived up to the theme of the place from interiors, furniture and food they are all themed with Peanuts, Snoopy and Friends. The place is cozy, a very nice place to chill, drink your coffee and just kill time. But if your in business mode and needs to access your email fret not, they do have a wi-fi so you can still can still get connected while having your breakfast or just one of those nights that you’re with friends. Let me show you around..

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HongKong & Macau Itinerary

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I have prepared an itinerary for my trip to HongKong and I made sure that I have options incase, my first option didn’t work I have a back-up plan. I’m also weighing my options which is best approach and which option where I can save time, money and be able to see as much places with careful planning. By the way I’ll be embarking in Hong Kong and cross and disembark Macau. I know I would save a lot of money if I’m not going to spend a night in Macau, but I don’t want to distress myself in bringing my luggage to places.

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OPTION 2:

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So whatever you plan to do, just enjoy the moment and the places. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

HongKong & Macau Expense

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I just got back from my trip to HongKong and Macau, as always I aim to enjoy traveling without breaking my pockets. I just want to show you that it’s OK to travel as long as you do not over budget and spend wisely. One of the biggest allotment in your budget is your accommodation, just a tip, if you want to save a lot for accommodation, you don’t need to stay on a 5-star hotel especially if you’ll always be outside wandering the city, a decent place will do. Pick a place that is convenient to most tourist spots and be prepared to do a lot of walking. This way you’ll save money from taking bus, train or even taxi.

Here’s my breakdown. I traveled with a friend and we split the expenses between the two of us.

HongKong-Macau Expense per person PESO HKD
Terminal 3 (Airport)
Travel Tax 1620
Terminal fee 550
Octopus Card 1410.52 250HKD
Day 1
Bus from Airport to GC Guesthouse via Octopus Card
Golden Crown Guesthouse (960HKD) 2708.2 480HKD
from GC Guesthouse to Wong Tai Sin Temple via Octopus Card
Wong Tai Sin Temple FREE FREE
from Wong Tai Sin to Jordan Station via Octopus Card
Lunch at DimDimSum Dim Sum (for sharing 110HKD) 338.52 60HKD
from Jordan St. to GC via Octopus Card
Star Ferry Ride (one way) via Octopus Card
The Vicoria Peak (Entrance) c/o Ate Chona FREE
Dinner c/o Ate Chona FREE
Day 2
Breakfast – Australian Dairy Co 180.55 32HKD
from Jordan Stn. To Tung Chung Stn via Octopus Card
Ngong Ping Cable Car (2way) 677.05 120HKD
Lunch at City Gate Outlet 383.66 68HKD
from Tung Chung Stn to Disneyland via Octopus Card
Disneyland (Entrance) 2,313.25 410HKD
Slush Coke 169.26 30HKD
Night Market (Food Tripping) 338.52 60HKD
Day 3
Breakfast – Charlie Brown CafΓ© 282.1 50HKD
Avenue of Stars FREE FREE
Taxi to China Ferry Terminal (48HKD) 135.41 24HKD
China Ferry going to Macau 987.36 175HKD
Bus to Fu Hua Guangdong 22.57 4HKD
Macau Museum FREE
Fortress de Macau FREE
Break (eggtart & mineral water) 135.41 24HKD
Dinner McDonalds 169.26 30HKD
Day 4
Bus going to Ferry Terminal 22.57 4HKD
FREE Shuttle going to Venetian FREE
Lunch at Bambu 1,213.05 215HKD
Dinner McDonalds 225.68 40HKD
FREE Shuttle going to the airport FREE
Subtotal (w/o Souvenirs) PHP13,882.94

I hope this help. You can still lower your budget since we had a buffet at Venetian which of course is optional. Happy Budgeting! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚