Amazing HK! (Part1)

I’ve already been to HK twice this year. First, was last October with my boyfriend and his mom which was a really short trip. Second, was with my family last November 28. Since writing about both trips will be too lengthy for one entry, I shall separate it into two parts.

 

Eriko and I on our way to Hong kong
Eriko and I on our way to Hong kong
PAL has really good food!
PAL has really good food!

I paid 200 USD for a roundtrip fare.

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My boyfriend loves Mcdonald's thus we ate this as soon as we arrived.
My boyfriend loves Mcdonald’s thus we ate this as soon as we arrived.
It tastes the same!
It tastes the same!

 

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The Regal Airport Hotel

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The hotel was connected to the airport.
The hotel was connected to the airport.

We arrived in Hong Kong at 11pm and we stayed at the Regal Airport Hotel which was connected to the airport. It wasn’t really a hassle going there. The hotel was really spacious and beautiful. I’d rate it a 4 out of 5. I do not know how much a room costs but you can check Agoda or their website. We didn’t do much on our first night because we dozed off.

The next day, we went to Ngong Ping to ride the cable car and to see the big Buddha.

The cable car took us to the big Buddha and on our way there, we passed a lot of mountains. We paid 165 each for a standard cabin (roundtrip) because the crystal one was more expensive (255 HKD). I suggest though that you ride the crystal cabin because it’s cooler. You’ll be able to see what’s below but if you’re scared of heights I suggest that you don’t.  It was my first time ride a cable car abroad and damn, it was so high! The last time I rode a cable car was when I went to Tagaytay Highlands but that was nothing compared to what I rode in Ngong Ping. The ride was approximately 30 minutes. When we arrived, the place looked like a Chinese village because of the architecture of the shops and restaurants. There were also some statues of heroes. We didn’t really climb up to see the Big Buddha up close because we were able to take a decent picture with it from where we were. Also, we found the fee too expensive for a picture therefore we opted not to climb the steps. It took as an hour to see the shops and have our pictures taken. Since we lacked time, we had to go back to the hotel right away.

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On our way to the Cable Car Station
On our way to the Cable Car Station

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The Cable Car we Rode
The Cable Car we Rode

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HK international Airport

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This it what you'll see when you step out of the cable car.
This it what you’ll see when you step out of the cable car.

As soon as we got back to the hotel, we took the shuttle to go to Tsim Sha Tsui. We were able to eat in a chinese restaurant in front of the Regal Kowloon Hotel and go to Nathan Road to do some shopping.

Sweet and Sour pork 78 HKD
Sweet and Sour pork 78 HKD
I was able to eat roasted duck! it was delicious and cheap! this costs 45 or 50 HKD.
I was able to eat roasted duck! it was delicious and cheap! this costs 45 or 50 HKD.
Crispy noodles and seafood! good for 3 people as well. I forgot how much this is though!
Crispy noodles and seafood! good for 3 people as well. I forgot how much this is though!
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Occupy Central

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Nathan Road
Nathan Road

Lastly, we went to the Harbor to see the magnificent lights and enjoy the view.

Harbor
Harbor

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It was a really short trip but I still enjoyed! Still happy that I went even if I was going to come back because I was able to go to Ngong Ping and live outside of the city.

Will write my suggestions in the second part!

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