Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Day 1: Winter Blossom in Hong Kong

Officially backk to work already. How awesome it is if i can have more days off & spending d evening with d coldness :P  but naahh, as much as i wish for it, it's indeed felt really good to be home. Specifically, I miss my toddlers :) it's good to have my babies around n hugging them to sleep. Babies' smell are d sweetest  :) My son Rayyan supposed to be on board with us, but too bad d influenza (h1n1, h5n9, h7n9) occured at d wrong time :( we seek a doctor hours before we flew and he convinced us not to tag our baby along. Health is #1, for sure we dont want it to happen. Sooo, turned out d trip became a little honeymoon for us *blushing* haha reminiscing d good old times. Yes, HK trip was fun, since husby refused to have a tourist guide, we became one for ourselves d entire journey. I literally did some reading before we flew, u know, the must-see attractions, the HK yan, the weather, the public transportation etc. 

Normally, what i did before book d hotel; i must
1) Check d location
i have to make sure d place accessible to any transportation & its distance from d main attraction.

2) Read the guest's comments
Some times i spend nearly 1 hour just to read d guest's comments. U see, d information given by d hotel might be vary with d experienced guest. take note. 

3) wi fi for free
well, we're living in d world of technologies kunun. Hehehe 

We stayed at d Silka Far East Hotel located in d heart of Tsuen Wan. It's a 3 star hotel, which was just nice for us. If you're planning to spend most of your times at d hotel, then better hotel recommended. cause d room's quite smaller than i expected. Nether less, it was clean, comfy & strategic place. The MTR station is just 2 minutes walking from d hotel, few shopping malls around, a 7-e shop just next to it. so yes, it's just nice for us.

Day first, Feb 13th, we boarded d morning flight and touched down at 9.40am. I was wearing a light cardigan and jeans only, it was a bad choice! hoho we were greeted by d super duper cold weather! i swear to God my hands were all frozen -_-' Yes, seriously. haha U see, the forecast weather expected it to be around 17'c - 13'c, but it was 7'c. so so cold.  The wind makes it even colder! From d airport, we took an Airport Express cost hkd90 for two, took us 28 minutes to Tsing Yi Station. And from Tsing Yi, we headed to Lai King. And finally from Lai King to Tsuen Wan Station. Haha Reached hotel approx 2h30 minutes before check in time, but geez. thanks to d friendly & helpful staff, she gave us d room soon after we registered. *thumbs up* She prob saw my shaking hands, that she gave us two extra blankets. for free. Haha (no room heater provided, too bad)

After we changed to something warmer (and better), we headed to Tsim Sha Tsui, one of d MUST GO place in HK. It's a busy street, guess HK Yan really like to walk fast. You can find many Halal Restaurants here, it was harder to find at first but then it got easier once you got familiar with d place. It's like a magic, suddenly, so many halal restaurants popped in front of our eyes. haha klu cari susa jumpa, tia cari blambak muncul. kan? Food in hk were quite expensive, nasi beriyani cost hkd65 each (RM25+) and in fact, it was d cheapest we had tried. I even found one boutique that sold cheaper winter attires. Lucky caused one was just aint enough. (price range hkd129+) Next, we went to the Avenue Of Stars, Wall of fame. we were amazed by d view! eventho it was raining (makes d weather even more colder), it didnt stopped us from exploring d place! Gosh it was so beautiful, you can actually see d view of Hong Kong City, bet night would be more beautiful with d lights. perhaps,Next time, hopefully. There were many of chinese stars sign here, Jet Li, Andy Lau, Chow Yun Fatt, Jackie Chan, some of d unfamiliar names, oh they even had Michelle Yeoh's sign. It would be more perfect if they had Lee Min Ho's. huhu wait, he's a korean. 

From d Tsim Sha Tsui East, we went to Jordan, walking around then we headed to Mong Kok for d ladies market. You can bargain til d good price, TIPS: Bargain with lowest price. They'll never going to agree with d price but somehow, will came up with a good reasonable price. Hehe By 9pm, we're already at d hotel. Night was much colder 4.6'c .. T.T it is advisable to bring lots of foods from home. Winter makes you hungry every 1 hour haha heres some pics on our day first ;)

my #Dreamcatcher


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