Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I Miss the Mountains!

Work has been hectic these past few months, and I have not been to the mountains recently.  My last climb was in Mt. Binacayan in April and though I have raring to go I have no one to go with!

I hope to be able to remedy it next month and climb, even do a solo climb if I must! I really, really need to recharge!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DIY Hong Kong-Macau Tour: Day 3

Day 3 of our Hong Kong-Macau adventure was a visit to Ngong Ping Village and Big Buddha. We also stopped at Disneyland for a quick photo op, but we didn't go inside because of time and budget limitations.  Too bad the cable car going to Ngong Ping Village was under repair so we had to take the bus.  But it was a fun experience nevertheless.

We ended the trip with a visit to the Citygate outlets for some shopping.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

DIY Hong Kong-Macau Tour: Day 2

Day 2 of our Hong Kong-Macau Tour is a visit to Ocean Park.  We bought our tickets in advance so we saved around P500 each, and didn't have to brave the long lines at the counter.  I don't think that I need to tell you what you must see in the park, because it will depend on whether you are travelling with young kids, older kids or friends. In our case, just try to avoid the long queues.
The highlight of the Ocean Park adventure was a ride on the cable car. Just a reminder, food is really expensive inside the park.  We bought sandwiches at the 7-11 just before the gate and it was such a huge savings for us.  I really couldn't pay HKD75 for a few fries and drinks. 

We ended the day at the Harbour Front, watching the lights show while enjoying (aka freezing) to our hearts content.

Friday, February 17, 2017

DIY Hong Kong-Macau: Day 1

Last January 24 was our Day 1 in Hong Kong.  Our flight out of Manila was at 530am, and we arrived in Hong Kong at 740 am.  After some picture taking and passing through immigration, we went outside to buy our Octopus card and went outside to the bus terminal going to our hotel in Chungking Mansion. We took the A21 bus, which took around 40 minutes. We have already prepaid our hotel through Agoda. After we deposited our bags (hurray for early check-in) we went out to see some sights in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. We just walked for 15 minutes from our hotel and our stops included Avenue of Stars, Clock Tower, etc.we rode the ferry(you may also use the Octopus card) We had lunch at MX in Central and walked a few more going to the Peak Tram.