Writer’s note: This was rather a very long delayed entry but somehow I felt it will only do my trip right if I write something down. This was about my trip to Hong Kong & Macau for 7 days 6 nights. Unfortunately, I have lost my pictures due to robbery therefore limited pictures are available.
It was my dream come true to visit the happiest place on earth a.k.a. Disneyland. (cue happy tunes)
When I confirmed my flight to Hong Kong on July 2013, I knew I had to visit Disneyland. I told the girls that no matter what, we have to be there. Our trip to Hong Kong & Macau was fun albeit a rushed one. I could barely remember all the tiny details but I remember having a lot of fun with the girls. We arrived at Hong Kong late at night. Upon checking in, it was already 10.30pm. We headed out and walked along the shops next to our hotel for a quick supper before calling the night.
The next day, our itinerary was to visit the Tian Tan Buddha at Ngong Ping 360, Lantau Island in the morning and later Disneyland after lunch. Our main transportation around Hong Kong was their MRT. I did not have the opportunity to try their tram. Getting around was super convenient. Just purchase their Octopus card, load it with some credits and you are good to go.
We had to take the cable car to the island. If you were wondering, we bought all the attraction entry tickets and some of it includes the transports in one package. The package was sourced by a friend. I have no further information on the package but I remember we got a really good deal. If I was not mistaken, it is wise to purchase the cable car ticket beforehand to avoid tickets being sold out.
The place had such calm vibe to it that made me regretted that we should have spent longer there. Nevertheless, it was a privilege to visit the place. Every step I took towards the statue was a liberating one. It was as if I was walking that middle path.
After all the obligatory pictures, we made our way to Disneyland. Aha! Finally!
We reached Disneyland after 2pm and we did not have much time for rides. I remembered queueing for pictures with Mickey Mouse and Goofy. Mickey is really cute and handsome! Growing up, I didn't have a lot of TV time and one of the very few cartoons that I know of and love is Mickey. So I guess that explains the burning desire to go to Disneyland.
|Cinderella & 7 Dwarfs!|
|I love the Toy Story land with all the letter blocks|
We also watch the disney parade and gotten sprayed by water from the characters.
I saw "it's a small small world" ride and insisted we HAD to go on it. I remembered reading somewhere it is a must-take ride in Disneyland being that it will make you really happy.
And it really did. I was grinning from ear to ear.
We stayed until it was night time to watch the firework show from the Beauty and The Beast castle. It felt and enchanting and magical to me. But well, I am rather easy to please.
At the end of the day, all of our feet were dying and almost giving up on us. I think it was because none of us were in sport shoes. All of us were in trendy sneakers that we forgo comfort for the sake of looking good. Oh well, fashion does pay a price. Anyway, the next HK entry will be on Ocean Park!