Why only now? Yes, I’ve been traveling a lot around the country and I enjoyed traveling here #PilipinasMuna even if the cost of traveling locally cost more than going abroad. I don’t mind traveling in a cramped van (Davao to Mati) or at a snail pace speed of RORO (Batangas to Boracay). I’m comfortable traveling home because at the end of the day I feel “safe” because I’m home.
There’s no better way than traveling abroad with family! #TeamGodo
We visited Macau (Nov 3-4) and Hong Kong (Nov 4-6). Both are Chinese special administrative region under the principle of “one country, two systems“.
Day 1 – Touchdown Hong Kong Airport via AirAsia PH
We landed at HK international airport via AirAsia PH, we were supposed to land in Macau directly but AirAsia decided to reschedule our flight from 8:40AM to 5:30PM?!?!?! It messed up our itinerary! Good job! BTW, I have yet to receive my refund.
So we ended up booking a flight from Manila-HK then ferry transfer going to Macau (a bit more expensive).
I was in awe by the size and cleanliness of their airport! I thought NAIA 3 was big but this airport dwarfs it! NAIA 3 looked 10-15 years behind, which is sad.
We arrived at Macau Port around 3PM via Turbo jet. I suggest you booked via Cotai Water Jet because their ferries go straight to Taipa which is nearer to the “modern” gaming strip of Macau.
After checking-in somewhere in Cotai strip, we went to Largo do Senado, St. Dominic’s church, and ruins of St. Paul. (Tip: Hop on a bus in City of Dreams Macau going to Senado square – It’s FREE!)
After taking some photos at Senado square we went to Macau Tower. We had a hard time looking for the correct bus stop going to Macau Tower, it took us almost an hour and . 10,000 steps until we reached the right bus stop! Surprisingly, my mom (Age: Youthful 63 yrs old) didn’t complain! Sabi nya “Enjoy lang” My momma is better than yo momma! 🙂 Btw, we tried asking the locals for directions but most don’t understand English or they simply don’t want to entertain tourists.
We went back to our hotel around 12 midnight and recorded 30,000+ steps! Valid reason to eat junk the next day 🙂
Day 2 – Macau Tower and back to Hong Kong
Took some nerve-wracking photos at Macau Tower before going back to Hong Kong.
After taking selfies and groufies at The Peak we went to see Tito Abet. We had a sumptuous good dinner near my uncle’s place but the waiter was kinda rude or maybe he/they are just like that. LOL. Soon after, we had a few cans of Tsingtao beer in his apartment before heading back to Jordan.
Day 3 – #TeamGodo goes to Disneyland Resort Hong Kong x Victoria Harbour
The not so young Team Godo are about to have some fun. We were guided by Papa all throughout our stay here. Almost no lines, we watched all shows (Mickey and Goofy, Donald Duck 4D, & Lion King) and the night parade/fireworks! The 5-year-old kid in me almost cried with joy!
After a fun-filled day at Disneyland, we went to Victoria Harbour to take a picture with Bruce Lee. Sadly, Bruce Lee was nowhere to be found! They are currently renovating the area. 😦
This by far is the most memorable trip I’ve ever had! I sure my Dad was happy looking and guiding us from above! We love you Pa! Thank you, Mama B, Ate Bing, Ate Tj & Kuya!
Seoul, Korea next year?
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