I am so excited today as I am co-hosting Fiesta Friday #93 with the lovely Kaila @ GF Life 24/7 for the second time around. Right, Kaila? 😀 I think the guests are expecting something delicious from me today, yes? Hmm, something sweet, maybe? Savoury? Ha! Sorry, but I am not bringing food today! Oppsss! Don’t look at me like that! I have another thing – a story… which hopefully you’ll not get bored with! I am sharing you the first ever travel post on my blog. Yihee! 😀 While listening to me, link up and join the fun by clicking the badge below:
Once upon a time, there was a Princess who really loves to go to Hong Kong. All was planned and ready. She prepared a scrapbook to document all the photos and write the experiences. Unfortunately, unforeseen circumstances happened that she had to pull out everything. The Princess got very depressed and forgot all the dreams she had related to Hong Kong.
Years after, a plan was made again. This time, the dream of going to Hong Kong finally came true.
Join me as I share with you my first time in Hong Kong… or you can just scroll down to see the photos. 😉
Upon arriving at the Hong Kong International Airport, a representative from Asian Links Holiday greeted us (the tourists) and handed over our itinerary for the whole tour. From the airport, we were dropped at the hotel, the Rambler Garden Hotel. The hotel is about 30-minutes-by-car-far. It is located in Tsing Yi which is an island in the urban area of Hong Kong. The hotel was okay – mainly to accommodate guests, but the room is very small and the ceiling is very high. The view from the window? This.
They are like huge legos. The view from the hallway looks more nice:
But we are on the 30th floor and it’s crazy to stay at the hallway.
There are shops and a restaurant at the basement level of the hotel.
The restaurant at the basement area is called Cafe de Coral.
Enough for the introduction…
First day was supposed to be a free day, but we decided to go to Ocean Park. When the representative said there will be Pandas, there’s no reason for me to say ‘No, I want to take a rest.’ See you, Panda!
Day 1: Ocean Park
Ocean Park is a huge theme park and according to the tour guide, it’s thrice the size of Hong Kong Disneyland. There are rides (which I am scared of), shops, animals and restaurants. I don’t know how I could manage being a tourist and a photographer at the same time. So, I have not taken much photos and have not went to all the attractions which I feel so sorry about. Anyway, let me share what I got. 🙂
We went inside The Grand Aquarium, but I have not taken good photos… which was a little okay because I am not really a fan.
There is a transportation called Ocean Express where it would take you from the other side to another side of the park.
From the inside of the ‘train’, you cannot see the outside world. There were animated drawings of different kinds of fishes and water on the ceiling of the ‘train’ which it make you feel that you are travelling underwater with matching sounds. It was so cute. (So busy watching that I forgot to take a photo)
During my stay at Ocean Park, I hear people screaming. I think the screams came all the way from here. Maybe this is not the worst ride I have seen, but still, THIS. IS. CRAZY.
This is the ride I love, Ferris Wheel. Ha! No challenge, eh? 😀 As I said, Ocean Park is a huge area, so I couldn’t find the way to here. Forget the maps – I don’t even know how to use them.
This is something where you ride some kind of a round boat and people from the top will ‘water-gun’ you… plus you will be wet from the running water.
One of the things I loved at Ocean Park – seeing these beautiful birds…
And snake?? Am I happy to see this? Well, yeah! Plus, it’s beautiful… and scary!
And hello, Panda! We went to an attraction where there were two Pandas, but they were hiding or maybe sleeping. So we did not have the chance to see them at first. Luckily, we went inside another attraction and saw this so cute Panda.
Well, after eating… you get full and you sleep… with your back facing your audience. Huh!
Here’s a short video I have taken:
We also went inside a place where there are fishes – unlucky me that I have not taken nice photos. 😦
Stunning aquariums with gold fishes:
I hope you enjoy my photos and my story. See you on the second day! 😉