What to do in Hong Kong

What to do in Hong Kong

I’m not traveling so much lately.. just travel to the super market and back.. and yeah lately, I had a misadventure in the hospital but that’s another story. :D

So I cant wait for next month! Where I travel to another country again! I’ll be contributing to air pollution, and thinning of the ice in the arctic ocean in my own small way but I promise to travel responsibly.

I know the best is yet to come and I believe the half part of this year is just the beginning of more awesomeness :D..

So what are my plans for Hong Kong:

1. Visit Antonella, a dear friend who was in charge of me when I was a hard headed Gen in Tagaytay last 2005.. I just graduated my Masters that time so you know, the ego was very high.. but I have changed and I’ll show her my halo (disguised as crown of thorns) when we finally get to meet :D..

and yes, I’m also helping her promote her paintings.. this is perfect display for coffee shops, hotels and restaurants.. let me know if you want to order ^_^.. More info at http://antoartworks.weebly.com/

 

2.  Hunt Coffee Shops and restaurants and do some Food Adventure! I dont want to just eat and take picture of the food.. I’m hoping to learn how to cook some local food too! So far, I know how to cook some Thai, Korean, Indonesian food already.. I aint a perfect cook but i do practice :D.. who wants to have some cooking session with me in HK?

UPDATE: I’m reading about r66 rotating restaurant that turns around every 66 minutes.. located on the 62nd floor of the “Hopewell Centre” on Hong Kong Island.. I wish to go there! and order iced tea or coffee and sip every 15 minutes so I can stay for 3 hours :D

But if its too expensive, I’ll just go to another lesser expensive country with a rotating restaurant. *sigh*

Dining at victoria peak seems nice too… hmm.. let me see where’s the best place to order coffee and stay for 3 hours when i get there.

3. I’m gonna visit the space museum. Have you heard of the mission to Mars where they send people a one way ticket to that planet? Well… I’m not participating :D.. I’ll just content myself with visiting space museums at the moment.. but for those of you who had enough contribution to the destruction of Mother Earth, you may want to check out Mars, we’ll be glad to send you off.

4.  I want to visit the Big Buddha and Po Lin Monastery.. And ride the cable car! hmm I know there are lots of monasteries and buddhas in Asia.. so not much excited to see this. But we’ll see. I’m looking forward to the cable car ride though!

5. I want to shop.. but on a wee budget, can someone please tell me where to haggle electronics? My laptop is dying a slow death on me. I need a new one :(

6. I also plan to design itineraries for independent travelers so for establishments who wants to be included in the plan, please drop me a note.

So far, I’ve got 3 places to stay… It’s my first time to use AirBNB and it got me a 58$/ P2378 deal for 2 nights in a hostel.. And I’ll be couchsurfing with a former CBS producer on my last stay.. The other place where I’ll spend a night will be revealed later on.. Plan is getting awesome! ^_^

This is just a draft list and we’ll see if there are additions/deletions in the original plan. Any other recommendations? ^_^

 

Disneyland is not on my list.. coz everyone goes there :D.. well maybe I’ll go there when I bring small kids in the family clan next time coz I still have to fulfill the role of being an awesome Aunt. But for now, I just want to have an awesome trip. ^_^ That’s not a hard wish, aint it? ^_^

 

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5 thoughts on “What to do in Hong Kong

  1. Welcome to HK! There are plenty of places to get some good eats and a great website to check out is http://www.openrice.com/english This site is from the opinion of locals, rather than food critiques so it might show a truer idea of where people eat and what they love. Unfortunately, the English version of this site is not as good as the Chinese version, but it will point you in the right direction.

    For all your electronic needs there is the Golden Computer center in Sham Shui Po. There you can find just about every camera, computer, laptop, or cell phone accessory you could dream of… and at HK’s cheapest prices. A word of advice, check out the prices on Amazon.com first to get an idea of how cheap it should be… and bargain from there. Do not! and I repeat DO NOT buy any electronics in the tourist district of Tsim Sha Tsui. The electronic stores that line Nathan road are the biggest rip-offs in Asia. I had a student who worked in one of these stores and even he warned me not to come to his store. They all run the same bait and switch scam… verbatim.

    The Space Museum is okay but the much better choice, IMO, is the History Museum. Its an especially good first stop in HK as it gives you an overview of the city’s history and culture so you can decide where to head to first.

    Big Buddha is… a big Buddha and ranks low on my list of must-see’s in HK. It costs you a day and in the end you haven’t seen much. If you are looking to travel out of the city for history, I suggest visiting one of the city’s few remaining walled villages. http://gohongkong.about.com/od/whattoseeinhk/a/Hong_Kong_Village.htm

    The most important thing I can suggest if you wanna see the HK that we love is to GET OUT OF THE CITY. It’s easy and rarely done by travelers. A 30 minute minibus ride from Mong Kok will get you to much quieter Sai Kung where sea-food dinners, boat trips to uninhabited islands, and hikes through forests with amazing sea vistas await! Or head to the Central Ferry Pier and spin the bottle to choose a ferry to any one of a half a dozen islands. An especially good idea on a weekday when the ferries aren’t crowded with locals (us!). You will feel like you are in a completely different country!

    1. your reply almost qualified for a new blog post Ryan.. but thank you sOOooo much for the info! i’ll try to squeeze in as many activities with a tight budget coz that’s where I’m supposedly good at :D.. see you soon!

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