The flight from Manila to Hong Kong (HK) took about 2 hours. We were supposed to arrive in HK around 7:30am but our Cebu Pacific flight was delayed for 2 hours so we landed in HKIA around 9:30am. Kelsea was well-behaved all throughout the flight. I prepared reading and activity materials for her to keep her busy.
ARRIVAL AT THE HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (HKIA)
It was Mark and Kelsea’s first time in HK while it’s my second after 8 years.
|Not-so-great family picture in HK (LOL!)|
It was a long process and long walk from going out the airplane, getting our luggage to going thru Immigration and Customs. We even saw their version of our Duty Free.
|HK’s Free Duty|
Here were the exchange rates that day (October 31, 2012) in Travelex.
We bought US Dollars in BPI and BDO (you have to be an account holder) a few days before we left Manila. Then we exchanged some of our US Dollars to HK Dollars in the airport so we can buy at once the Octopus Card and tickets to Disneyland in the airport. Don’t forget to get free maps!
With all our luggage already complete, we passed by the Customs at this time already….
|There were so many Rolex in HK.|
We were starving so we ate in….
Mark and I had these yummy Chinese meals to share with Kelsea…
|Maxim’s Roast Goose HK$36|
|Honey Glazed BBQ Pork HK$31|
When all our tummies were full, I looked for the stall/booth of the China Travel Service (CTS) to buy the discounted Disneyland tickets.
|CTS at A04|
|Discounted tickets in CTS|
Not only the tickets here are cheaper, you also don’t have to experience the long lines in the park’s ticket booth.
Next to buy were the Octopus Cards at the Customer Service Counter. The Octopus Card will be used to pay for our MTR, bus rides, HK Island tram, Star Ferry and other channels here. The main transportation when going around HK is riding the MTR or bus because riding a taxi is a little expensive.
|A21 Cityflyer Bus|
|Feeling at home|
|Look! Violet’s also in HK! LOL!|
|Walang mabili LOL!|
|Feeling in honeymoon|
|They sell yummy mango desserts here. Too bad we weren’t able to buy.|
|Iced Lemon Apple Tea|