Last July 2-6, 2010, we went to HK for a short vacation. We just visited the usual tourist areas. We did not avail of any tour packages however because as per reviews, HK is tourist friendly and easy to navigate on our own. Our main reference for this travel was from PinoyExchange forum’s Hong Kong for Dummies.
We also stayed at Golden Crown Guest House in Tsim Sia Tsui. Their rates are affordable and the owners are friendly and helpful. The location is also perfect especially for first timers.
What I really love about HK is their transport system. All lines are interconnected and you can just hop from one train to the next at the intersection in a matter of minutes.
When going there, be sure to also visit their market. I’m sure you’ll be amazed at how clean and organized it is. No flies, the area is dry and the fruits and vegetables look fresh.
Our estimated budget was at around Php 20K (with a little shopping on the side) including airfare. We were lucky to avail of Cebu Pacific’s promo fare last 2009 and we only paid Php 1,220.00 for two-way already.
Next time I go back, I’ll make sure I have more shopping money LOL. Also, I’ll try to ride all the train lines and visit the non-tourist spots as well.
Below are some pictures of that visit.