Honeymoon in Hong Kong (3D 2N)
Oh, how sweet it is to spend your honeymoon out of the country traveling. No one knows you except your partner. It’s like “You and me against the world” type of thing. And what’s more sweet is it is your first trip out of the country together. In our case, the country is Hong Kong.
So what convinced us to spend this lovely time in Hong Kong as newlyweds back in 2013? Here are the reasons:
- My wife loves Disney characters and Hong Kong is the nearest place to visit Disneyland from the Philippines.
- We want to know what’s the fuss about. Millions of tourists arrive in Hong Kong yearly, so we want to know why.
- They said shopping is good.
- Food is expectedly good.
So, we booked our plane ticket with Cathay Pacific since my wife has free airfare and can choose any airline she wants (courtesy of her then employer in Dubai). I, on the other hand, have to book in Cathay Pacific too, which cost me USD 254.48. That doesn’t sound cheap, but I have to book the same flight of my wife’s. At least she got her tickets for free.
Arrival in Hong Kong International Airport
We arrived at Hong Kong International Airport at 08:30AM, and being clueless on where to buy the Octopus card and the Bus ticket to Tsim Tsam Tsui, we immediately asked the Airport personnel for information to save time. Alas, the airport staffs are helpful and speaks good English so we were able to know what to do next
If you want convenience, you can book the transport services and purchase of Octopus card in the links below:
We booked our stay at Cosmic Guest House in Tsim Tsam Tsui. To go there, we rode the CityBus A21. I highly suggest that you ride the Citybus on your arrival as the sceneries are great and you can see how developed Hong Kong is as compared to other Asian countries.
I wish buses in the Philippines are as nice as in HKG. They are clean, arrives on time, has cctv, spacious and an electronic Tourist guide lol.
If there’s a need for you to be online always, you can purchase a sim card or rent a pocket wifi in the Klook links below:
Checking In Cosmic Guesthouse
We arrived at around 10:00AM in the Cosmic GuestHouse and they allowed us to check in our luggage in their storage room since the check-in time is 2:00PM. (We paid a total of HKD680 for 2 nights).
Or search and compare prices of accommodations in Hong Kong here
So, out we went on our adventure. The weather was great. Not hot and not too cold, just perfect. First stop is The Victoria Peak where you can ride a Tram and have a nice view of the city. It is packed by tourists and we have to queue up on a long line for a ride.
At the end of your tram ride, you can go to the Madame Tussauds for photo ops with the stars.
If you want to avoid the hassle of lining up, you can opt to purchase the Klook tour in this link. They offer tour combos of Victoria Peak + Madame Tussauds + Trick Eye Museum.
Hong Kong Street Food
After taking so many pictures, it is time to fill that empty stomach. Of course, when you’re in Hong Kong, you should not miss to try their food. For us, the best food to try is out in the streets.
After having dinner (and lots of snacks), we’re off to the Avenue of Stars to see Bruce Lee (one of the greatest martial artist in the world. Who doesn’t know him anyway?)
Avenue of Stars
Lantau Island (Ngong Ping 360)
For our second day, we headed to Lantau Island to experience their cable car and go to the Big Buddha. For us, this is the highlight of our trip.
The Big Buddha
We didn’t walk up to the Big Buddha for a reason I can’t remember (I guess we got lazy) but we sure regretted it. Next time, when we go back, we’ll surely climb up there!
You can book your tickets here in Klook.
Hong Kong Disneyland
Now it’s time to visit Mickey Mouse and the gang in Disneyland. We surely had fun and it made us feel like kids again. But I think it’s very much different if you are really a kid. Nothing beats the happiness of a kid screaming in joy the time they saw their favorite Disney characters in the parade. I guess that’s what every adult misses in their lives. Ultimate bliss in innocence.
You can book your Disneyland tickets here in Klook.
TIP: The line is long to take pictures with the Disney characters and they have specific time for picture taking. I suggest to choose 2 or 3 of your favorite Disney character and take the picture with them.
After Disneyland, we went shopping for souvenirs and had dinner in a nearby Wanton noodle stall just along the streets. It was cheap and big enough to satisfy that hunger.
The day after, it was time to bid goodbye to Hong Kong and to my wife as well as she is heading to Dubai to go back to work and me back to Manila.
It was definitely a nice trip but could’ve been more awesome if we have much more time. (Maybe should’ve gone to a side trip to Macau).
Well, what’s a honeymoon trip with no honeymoon pictures? Let me leave this picture as a sign of our unending love with each other. Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post even if it’s just a short one (as I can’t remember all the details really 😛 ).