HK ’13: Of Firsts and Rains

It was my first time to ride an airplane and my first out of the country trip so imagine my excitement! We woke up at 3:00 am and not a sign of sleepiness can be seen on my face.

 

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I love watching the cityscape as we float through the air, and seeing the clouds beside you was the real cloud nine experience.

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Around noon we arrived at HK. It was breezy with light rain showers. Erase that. It was raining continuously and it’s such a bummer!

HK Int’l Airport was way different from NAIA. So neat, organized and not to mention the broad space and abundance of walkalators. I think HK was like that. Everyone was so disciplined and it reflects in their surroundings.

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Going back, we went straightly to The Peak after we checked-in. Like I said, the rain was a let-down! We didn’t see anything but fog. Although the Peak Tram was a unique experience. Going up on a steep mountain was sure creepy and stressful haha I felt like we’ll scuttle downward anytime.

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Then we went to The Avenue of Stars and again we didn’t got anything aside from wet shoes and soaked pants. Since it was near the waters, the rain and wind was harder. We tried to brave the rain but too bad we just got drenched.

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We decided to go home cos our feet were sore and we’re basang sisiw already. Come night time, the rain stopped so we were able to walk around Tsim Sha Tsui. Sight-seeing along the shops and snacks along the street to cap our first day.

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Let’s jump on our third and last day. We literally walked ‘til our feet knocked off. We went to Sky 100 but draw back because it was drizzling and we thought that this would be like ‘foggy The Peak’ all over again. Yet we still enjoyed Elements, the connecting mall from the MTR to Sky 100. It’s like Rockwell and Podium in the Philippines with all the high-end shops.

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We set off to Mongkok but we’re time-constraint so we plainly strolled the main street and rushed through the Ladies’ Market.

 

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Saw a DMs store!!! But it’s the same price in the Philippines so might as well force and bargain with Dad to buy me here instead haha.

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Our last stop was the 360 NgongPing. Such an awesome yet scary cable car ride. It has a full view of the wonderful scenery that is HongKong! Being thousands of feet above ground and crossing about five mountains was surely a feat for my bucket list.

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More pictures! The view from our room.

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With the Monsters University gang!

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*P.S This photo is dedicated to greenmile hahaha*

 

Totally enjoyed this trip though the rain bummed us out. I love how HK was so organized despite it being a populated and busy place. And I don’t know how they did it, but their train system was prolly one of the most convenient. I just wish our MRT and country in general would be the same!

 

Watch out for the continuation post which is also my favorite part, the Disneyland Resort!☺

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