My first trip abroad with my family. I enjoyed it a lot, then again, not as equally as making your own plans and itinerary for the day. I’m talking about where I want to go? what to eat? what to buy? should we leave now and rest? cos no, my happy dying feet won’t give up no matter what.
I’m a sucker for making-the-most-out-of-every-moment as much as possible. So for my Hong Kong part two, with the wonderful company of my friends and my lovely beau, I made sure to make the most out of the trip! Yey! that means Disneyland until closing time! 😆
Where we stayed
Definetly not a fancy hotel. We are budget travelers. I got used to being prudent in spending every cent (because of our beach trips) plus we’re only staying like 6 hours in the room just to sleep. You can google Mirador Mansion in Nathan Road and you’ll see a lot that offers a place to stay at a reasonable price. I initally opted for the number one (out of 62) Hong Kong B&B and Inns in Trip Advisor, Hello Inn, but it was fully booked at that time. I did not know about hostels until someone suggested it to me. My friend referred Cosmic Guest House (also in Mirador Mansion), they have ensuite rooms, free wifi access and Filipino guests too.
Landed safely. All smiles
It was already dark when we arrived in Hong Kong, there was nothing much to see but those 7/11 convenience stores on every block. From HK Airport, we took A21 bus that goes along Nathan Road.
8:30AM – 12:00PM Ngong Ping 360 Cable car and Giant Buddha, Lantau Island
12:00NN – 1:00PM Lunch at Ngong Ping Village
1:30PM – onwards – Disneyland
11:30PM Back to Nathan Road
First day trip
Woke up early. Took a bath. Had a quick breakfast. At about 8:30am, we were headed to the nearest MTR station from our place, Tsim Sha Tsui, in Nathan road.
From Tsim Sha Tsui (or any MTR station at Nathan road), get off at Lai King interchange station and then get on the train bound to Tung Chung (the orange line). You will be able to see the Tung Chung Town centre.Go straight to Ngong Ping 360 main terminus and buy round trip tickets at HKD125.00 each.
After our delightful lunch at Ngong Ping Village, it’s cable car time again. We made our way back to Tung Chung Town Centre and Tung Chung MTR Station. We took a quick look at the Outlet mall and used the washroom to freshen up. I wanted to stay and look around some more but my plan was to stick to the schedule. Can you imagine seeing outlet stores of Roxy, Billabong, Nike, Adidas and much more? The good part was, those did not even look “outlet” to me! Ugh, I know I’m going back! (sorry I have no pictures, mother nature issues).
The child in me is saying tick tock, it’s already 1:00PM. Tung Chung is minutes away from Disneyland.
From Tung Chung, get off Sunny Bay interchange station to Disneyland Resort Line find and ride the cute Disney train (yes that pink one!) to Hongkong Disneyland.
What can I say, it was a fun-filled day for us. So fun that I didn’t get to take a lot of pictures. Here are some photos from my friend’s camera. Special thanks to Tin and Christian 😎
Disneyland until closing time, just what we planned. We were all so hungry that we decided to buy our dinner at a 24/7 Mcdonalds in Nathan road. Toppet and I had BigMac, fries and a Strawberry milkshake. It was too late to take pictures because we downed our food in less than 10 minutes, or so it seemed. Maybe I didn’t want any proof too because my mouth was so full and there was no pausing. 😆