A Decade-Old Trip To Hong Kong

Look what the Enhanced Community Quarantine made me do. It has taken me back to memory lane… to a trip to Hong Kong that’s already a decade old.

I just started blogging 6 months ago, and It All Started With A Logo. So there was no way that this trip would have been documented except on my Facebook account. I used to have more photos but an emotional experience made me delete so many albums that I used to keep. But we’re not getting there. It’s not the purpose of this post.

This is not a travel advisory. I’m pretty sure that so much has already changed in Hong Kong. This is just a glimpse of my experiences in the beautiful country that’s usually called HK.

Hong Kong is a business hub. It has very busy streets. People walk in a fast pace, most especially at pedestrian lanes. And women, look like they were not even on high heels. It amazed me as I was wearing flats. Because we had to do a lot of walking to be able to go around.

Street Shots

Hong Kong

This was a trip with my friends. And they had different things in mind, so there were times that we stuck together, and times that they were doing their own thing. These are very independent women, and they do as they wish. They are also well-travelled, and unlike me, it wasn’t their first time in HK. And yes, they are shopaholics. So shopping was done on the daily. They have a list of things that they already need to grab back home with them.

I don’t have the photos of the food trips that we have had. But here is a list of what was notable to me:

1. The Egg Tarts in Macau Restaurant were super creamy and melts in your mouth.

2. The Beef Brisket in Macau Restaurant was to die for.

3. The Mango Drinks and Desserts from Hui Lau Shan were very refreshing.

4. UPDATE: How can I forget about Crystal Jade? Where dimsum is super yum!

Crystal Jade

Crystal Jade

And that’s all I can remember. My memory ain’t that intact. It’s quite selective. So maybe blogging is indeed good for me.

How would you know that you have a good friend? When she has already been to Hong Kong Disneyland, and most of the Disneylands all over the world, but she still takes you there. Just so you can get the experience. We woke up late. Like 10:00 AM and we still had to travel. It was like an amazing race.

Angelli is that good friend.

Hong Kong Disneyland

Above you will see the very common shots at the train station, inside the train, and at the entrance of Disneyland.

Hong Kong Disneyland
I tried asking for directions, he said that I had the map in my hands.

Of course, had my photos taken at the common spots that most people would do so.

Hong Kong Disneyland
Fun Shots

I was at an age then when jump shots were not an issue. We had several and we didn’t care if the crowd thought that we were crazy. Angelli and I, were laughing a lot and had a great time. We only stopped when we got the perfect satisfying shot. Then we moved on.

Hong Kong Disneyland
Photoshoots

So what you’ll see are just photo shoots. No rides, no time for the queues anyway. Disneyland is definitely a place where wonderful photos are taken.

Hong Kong Disneyland
Tarzan’s Treehouse

This was the only ride that we took. If my memory serves me right, it’s a raft that will help you cross the river to the other side. For a moment there, I pretended to be Jane. But I couldn’t see Tarzan anywhere. Would you know? Please tell me where he is, at the comment section below.

Oh before you do that, let me just tell you that the fireworks that night were truly magical. There’s always something beautiful at the end. You just have to wait for it. Lost all of my photos of it, but I can still see it vividly in my mind. Glad it does not erase beautiful moments, no matter how selective it can get.

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36 comments

  1. Cristina Petrini

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to start traveling again and enjoy this experience to enrich my soul. Hong Kong is in my heart.

  2. Airborne for Animals

    Now is such a perfect time to reminisce! It can make you feel like you’re travelling again. I’m glad you have such good memories of it, especially considering how long ago it was, must have been a very special trip

  3. Hollie

    This is so wonderful and it’s so much fun to look at past trips right now, especially since no one is going anywhere. I would love to go there sometime.

  4. Marie

    What a great trip! And how awesome that your friend took you to Disneyland! Maybe you will make it back to HK again soon.

  5. Ara Patria

    In these times of crisis, we’ve been missing a lot of plans that had been cancelled due to the pandemic. It’s good to know that you are still positive by sharing some of your past adventures. Been to Hong Kong twice and it is one of my fave cities! Reading this article made me want to go back to Hong Kong.

  6. blair villanueva

    It is still a good travel content! So much changes happened in Hong Kong after a decade, and it is always nice to remember. Back then, rallies on the streets are not common in Hong Kong.

  7. Lyosha Varezhkina

    I spend a lot of time looking through my old photos. It is a lot of joy and fun for me. I do enjoy it and I did enjoy your post

  8. littlemisadvencha

    if there’s one thing that I miss when we went to HK, it’s their foods! we werent able to check up on their foods because we’re busy on seeing new places. we’ll try this one next time…

  9. Kez

    You should try the egg tarts in Macau, they are much better than the HK version!
    Disneyland has a few new worlds now, but it’s still small compared to others. Did you know about the other theme park in HK, Ocean Park?

    1. CA

      I’d love to go to Macau, too! Thanks for the tip! I knew HK Disneyland would be much better now, it’s been a decade. And yes, I’ve heard that it’s smaller than the other DLs. Yes, I wanted to go to Ocean Park, then. But my friend said that it was too far. On the other side of HK DL. So, maybe on my next HK visit, then side-trip to Macau. 🖤

  10. jocelynnielson

    As soon as I saw that top photo, I knew exactly where you were! Ah it feels so good to see photos of the Disney parks again (especially from one that I haven’t been to yet!). Thanks for sharing!

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