First Time in Hong Kong

With Paolo's family en route to Hong Kong.

Flying to Hong Kong this 2012 wasn't part of my travel plan. Well, one really can't say no to awesome deals offered by local airlines. :) Besides, its been a while since Paolo's family traveled out of country and I'm very welcome to the idea of giving them a tour around Hong Kong.

Welcome to Hong Kong! :)

First order of business was to bring them at The Peak (formerly known as Victoria Peak) and Madame Tussauds. For first timers, IT IS A MUST to go and check out the panoramic view that The Peak has to offer. In my opinion, Hong Kong has one of the best skylines in Asia. So how do you get to the peak? From MTR Central, you need to walk for 5-10 minutes to Garden Road and ride the Peak Tram.

We went there on a weekend so the place was packed and full of tourists.

Here I am enjoying the view at The Sky Terrace with Paolo's family despite the very gloomy weather. :)

Don't forget to take your picture with the view of the harbor! ;)

Aunt Shiela trying to shoot some hoops with Yao Ming!

To save you time and effort, I suggest booking the Aberdeen and Harbour Night tour from Highlights of the tour are going to The Peak and having Chinese dinner at the famous floating resto, Jumbo Kingdom. ;)

Besides checking out Hong Kong Island, we also dropped by the outlet shops in Citygate, Lantau and went to Hong Kong Disneyland. You may purchase your Disneyland 1 or 2-day tickets in advanced through If I'm not mistaken, their rates are cheaper by $10(HKD). Great deal right? ;)

By the way, don't forget to download and use your free travel vouchers to get additional discounts for the tours and travel packages! ;)

After enjoying the tours around Hong Kong, we still had time to go around and shop. I assure you, every Travel Junkie out there cannot leave Hong Kong empty handed! The best place to shop your hearts out are in their night markets. Since we stayed at The Cityview Hotel near Yau Ma Tei MTR, we're few walking distance away from Ladies Market in Mongkok.

Expect a lot of tourists in this area. You may be surprised that locals know how to speak your language too! Enjoy shopping and don't forget to haggle! ;)

Besides shopping, don't forget to check out stalls selling different kinds of street food. They're cheap, and yummy too!

Happy shoppers in Hong Kong!

Before leaving, we went to Tsim Sha Tsui for last minute shopping. The Cityview Hotel is less than a minute away from Yau Ma Tei MTR entrance so it was pretty convenient going around the area via MTR.

My boyfriend Paolo and his brother Norman posing inside the MTR station.

Spotted in the Louis Vuitton store in Canton Rd. Tsim Sha Tsui is a wax figure of Japanese artist and writer, Yayoi Kusama. Hmmm. Wouldn't it be cool to dress up as her this upcoming halloween? ;)

What a fun trip that was! ;) As always, I'm looking forward to my next adventure in Hong Kong. How about you, Travel Junkies? Where will be your next destination? :)