We reached HK airport a few minutes before 10am. It was drizzling when we arrived. Airport procedures were a breeze. No problem at all. Our picture while waiting for our bus…
We were picked up by a bus and we reached Parklane Hotel in Causeway Bay around 12:20pm. Checked in and bought food for lunch at the grocery store beside our hotel. This is the very reason we keep going back to this hotel, it’s very near everything we need. Although in this part of HK, walang “tiangge”, mostly are malls, a lot of malls sprouting everywhere. I’m not fond naman of tiangge especially Jon so this is really the place for us. We took a rest after eating lunch since we were all really tired as we all woke up so early. And since it was still raining, we slept first.
By 4pm, we trooped to Windsor House, the mall right across our hotel. This mall has mostly stuff for kids. It also houses toys r us and babies r us, which I both love Here’s Sophia’s picture after leaving the counter. She was crying while we were paying for her toys. Just look how she carries the heavy plastic on her own, funny! Mukhang manang, LOL.
The next day, it was still drizzling We had buffet breakfast at the hotel, sumptuous as always. Sophia loved the pork liver congee there. Sarap sarap. Jon feasted on their yummy pork siomai.
Although Jon, Sophia and I didn’t have plans to go to Ocean Park, my cousins (kids) were raving to go. Good thing, the rain stopped by noon so off they all went. Jon, Sophia and I headed to Times Square naman for more shopping. We took a cab though even if it’s just around 5 minutes away by walking since we were with Sophia. We were charged 27HKD on the way there, 30HKD on the way back to the hotel. We spent the whole afternoon at Times Square. We went back to the hotel by 6pm. Jon and Sophia slept after dinner while I did some more shopping with my family. Shopping galore, promise We got back around 11pm already. Hay, super tired, my feet were aching na. Jon woke up when I came in and he voluntered to clean the bottles while I do the packing because we are tranferring the next morning to Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. I slept at around 12:30am since I had a lot of packing to do.
By 8am, we were all at the hotel lobby waiting for our bus. And the guide was right on time. Good thing we managed to wake up early. We woke up 6am and had breakfast by 7am. We arrived at Hollywood Hotel around 9am and we were able to check-in. Rooms were already ready when we went there. I suppose they’re not as jam-pack anymore as they used to be. The last time we were there, 12pm pa talaga check-in, others with no kids, later pa since no rooms were available. But this time was different, we were able to check asap and by 10am, we were already at Disneyland Picture galore, take a look.
Sophia was so happy to see Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and all the other Disney characters. We trooped to the Royal Banquet Hall for lunch and off we went around the park after eating. Sophia loved loved loved the Winnie the Pooh ride, ako din super enjoy, LOL. It was really FUN. She also rode the carousel to which she blurted, “Daddy, buy carousel” after the ride, LOL.
Jon and I were such happy parents seeing our little girl enjoying and appreciating Disneyland already. Last year kase, di pa masyado. What more pa kaya next year noh?
The three of us went back to the hotel around 6pm after eating early dinner at Maxim’s Resto inside the park. We were dead tired na so we opted not to wait for the fireworks show anymore.
The next day, we had breakfast at Chef Mickey and Sophia had so much fun eating the Mickey Mouse waffles. She was telling me she was eating Mickey Mouse’s ears as she takes a bite, LOL. Hay, simple joys of both kids and parents talaga Here’s our pic while having breakfast…
We went back to the park after breakfast for last minute pasalubongs and we ate lunch again there too. We went back to the hotel right on time for our pick up for the ariport at 3pm. Again, the bus was on time We arrived at the airport roughly after 30 mins. We were able to do a little more shopping since we were early for our 6pm flight. Nag starbucks pa nga kami eh. By 6pm, we were aboard the airplane already. By 8pm, nasa PAL airport na. And this is where our agony begun ….
To Jen, read on. Why I hate PAL airport? Here it goes. As we arrived and was on our way to the immigration, grabe, the place was sooo crowded. Dun pa lang sa stairs on the way down, it was like a market. We managed to make our way to the immigration only to find out, the place was jam-packed. Ang gulo! It took us about an hour to get pass the immigration. After that, I was saying, “finally”. I thought the agony was over only to get disappointed again, BIGTIME. As we proceeded to the luggage claim area (ano bang tawag dun?), we immediately saw Sophia’s stroller and one of our luggage. And the others? We got them an hour and a half after!!!!!!!!!! What happened? All luggages from 3 flights–Bangkok, HK and LA were in one same luggage counter/area whatever you call it. All mixed up! Can you just imagine???? There was total chaos. Parang palengke talaga. I’ve never seen something like it, even the few times I went to Divi, di naman ganun, I swear.
So, there’s our travel kwento. We had fun during this trip, as with every trip we’ve had. Nevermind na the glitch at the airport. We’re still happy. Our little girl is happy. She can’t stop talking about riding Winnie the Pooh’s hunny pot and what she saw and did at Disneyland
More pics at http://community.webshots.com/user/ourfamilytrips or at my multiply account.
We are back
Will post kwento and pics soon. I just have to say this now though, I hate PAL airport!!!
PAL is offering round trip tickets to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Saigon,Singapore, Taipei or Xiamen for $98 only plus taxes.
Sale starts on May 15 to 31, 2007
Flight dates June 18 to Oct 15, 2007
As I inquired, it’ll be around 7k per pax icluding taxes and whatnot. Cheap!!!
Jon and I are hoping to convince the “gang” to go para masaya, with the kids!!!
(pero pang-asar ha, we’re booked for Sing June 12-15 and regular rate kami!)