The Hong Kong Trip

My girlfriend and I went to Hong Kong last week for a vacation. It was technically my second time getting there but I was too young to remember my first. Anyway, the adventure was very enjoyable! Our itineraries were just Disneyland and the Ocean Park though we went to the Avenue of Stars and watched the Symphony of Lights.

So the schedule went:

November 25, 2013

  • Arrival at HK International Airport
  • Bus ride to Hostel
  • Check-in at Hostel Room

November 26, 2013

  • Breakfast
  • Disneyland
  • Avenue of Stars and Symphony of Light (8:00 p.m.)
  • Dinner

November 27, 2013

  • Breakfast
  • Ocean Park
  • Dinner
  • Shopping

November 28, 2013

  • HK International Airport

For those asking for tips, please see below:

  • Prepare Php 1620.00 per person for travel tax and Php 550.00 per person for terminal fee for NAIA.

  • Don’t buy food inside the airport. Prices are doubled!

     

  • Get HK and MTR transfer maps. They are very helpful!

  • Upon arrival at airport, buy an Octopus Card located at the arrivals level of HK International Airport (Just look for the MTR symbol MTR Corporation), it costs HKD 150 per card (HKD 100 load and HKD 50 as a deposit for the card). You will be able to get the deposit once you return the card. The Octopus Card is ideal if you plan to stay at HK for more than a day. Don’t buy the Tourist Card (HKD 120)! Though it’s for unlimited rides at the MTR, it’s only good for one day.

     

  • There are many free tourist spots at HK.

     

    • Avenue of Stars
    • Symphony of Lights (8:00 p.m.)

  • Don’t ride the airport express train to and from the airport, it’s very expensive!

     

  • Allot HKD 200 dollars per person for deposits!

     

  • Buy Disneyland and Ocean Park Tickets at the Hostel you are staying, they have special discounts and you can avoid the long queues at the theme parks.

     

    • Disneyland is HKD 450 but you can buy them for HKD 420
    • Ocean Park is HKD 320 but you can buy them for HKD 280

  • Don’t forget to get your deposits!

  • Arrive at the airport three to four hours before your departure.

     

If you have questions, just right them in the comments J