Many people ask us, why do you always go to HongKong every first quarter of the year? Our answer is simple, “we fell in love with the place”. This is our 4th time in HongKong and 3rd time in Macau. For us, these two places are by far, our most favorite get away during the winter season.
While HongKong is considered as one of the most expensive cities to explore, we always make sure that we spare money and time to visit it every winter since we first experience it in 2009. It was also our first destination abroad. We felt like it’s “bitin” so we decided to comeback after a year and this time, on our own foot. We again enjoyed roaming around the city and decided to feel its inviting weather again, the following year. Last year was an exception, we were not able to go (though tickets and hotel are already paid) due to some health reasons. This year, we made sure that nothing will hindrance us to come back. Despite of the issues related to the announcement of visa requirement (good to know that its for Philippine officials only), we still pursued this yearly tradition.
Okay! So much for the introduction. I would like to end this post with our itinerary which I would like to tackle in my future posts. We were not able to complete our list due to time factors. However, I would like to call this trip as the “The Other Side of HongKong Tour” because we went to places that are not usually included in the packages that being offered here in the Philippines. And the best thing is that most of the places we’ve been to are FREE!
1. Central Mid Level Escalators — no entrance fee!
2. Hong Kong Park — no entrance fee!
3. Harbour Cruise Bauhinia/ Symphony of Lights Dinner Buffet on Valentines Day
4. Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden — no entrance fee!
5. Kowloon Park — no entrance fee!
6. Cheung Chau Island — no entrance fee!
7. Ngong Ping 360 to Tai O Fishing Village — no entrance fee!
8. CityGate Shopping
9. Macau Tour
10. HongKong Heritage Museum — no entrance fee!
We also went to Mongkok and Ladies Market in Tsim Tsat Tsui on our first night to buy a new pair of boots!
Hotel: Best Western Harbour booked via Agoda
Itinerary: We prepared it ourselves
Airline: Philippine Airlines
Date: February 13-18 2014 (5N/6D)
Please watch out for my new HongKong articles soon!