My first trip abroad was in 2011 (LINK1 and LINK2). For the first time in my life I set foot on foreign territory. It was awesome. However, my trip there was sort of business-y. It was a job interview! (I might consider writing about that experience someday). So I got to see only a glimpse of Hong Kong.
Actually, I instantly liked the city when I arrived. What with the uber efficient transportation system, the amazing airport, et cetera. So I promised myself that I’ll go back to this place some day. Also, my friend Ida (Shortstride), who went to HK and Macau with her mother, advised me that next time I visit the territory I should go see Macau as well. She mentioned about watching the shows Zaia and House of Dancing Water.
So anyway, last December, I went back to Hong Kong. This time I was in for a vacation. 🙂
I went with my officemates: Kheng, Melai, Hep, Bryan, Lhena, and Joseph. And because I was pretty amazed with that trip, I made a video out of the pictures we took from the trip. It’s my first time to edit a video though, so please don’t expect a lot from it.
Here’s a link to the video:
In case you are not able to access the video, here are some of the pics we took.
Hong Kong and Macau are two lovely cities that I believe any wanderlust should visit at least once. And what’s good with these destinations is that you don’t have to spend a lot. For my entire trip, I only spent P10,000 or ~HKD1,800, sans airfare, but inclusive of accommodation, food, transportation, souvenirs, et cetera. And since I got the flight at promo rates, it was a pretty inexpensive trip all in all. 🙂
However, I still was unable to watch House of Dancing Water. /* Zaia, I discovered, is now defunct. 😦 */ Thus, there are still reasons left to go back to HK and Macau. 2014, maybe? 🙂
P.S. There’s a one hilarious story about how we almost flew back home without the girls, but I prefer to tell it in person. Ask me about this if we meet. 🙂