It was my first time to visit the country but JJ’s been there once when he was 8 or 9. We initially thought of getting a land tour package but since a number of JJ’s officemates have been there in the last few months, we decided to do away with the package and plan the tour ourselves. And we were glad we did J
After booking the flights, the next step was to look for place to stay. We were initially scouting for three-star hotels and we were almost sold in spending US$80 a night for the room. Good thing Prec and Christie recommended the hostel they stayed in, Dragon Hostel. We immediately checked the website and hearing good things from the two girls, we inquired for room availability via email. Sadly, they were booked for the dates we mentioned. We continued our search and found another hostel, Dragon Inn Ah Shan Hostel, in the same building as Dragon Hostel. Luckily, they have a room available for us. We booked it by paying the downpayment online. The room was small (just enough space for a double bed and a bathroom but for US$ 30/ night, it was a great deal) but really clean. The room is air-conditioned, they have hot and cold shower in the bathroom and there is a ref in the hall where you can store food. If you’re planning to tour HK the whole day and just sleep and shower in your room, then this is the best deal.
JJ and I had our itinerary planned before leaving. We already searched the net on how to go around HK, where to dine, where to shop, how to get to the hotspots. We also bought HK dollars here in
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Day 1. We went to the shopping areas in Mongkok. We visited the electronic goodies shops, some outlet stores. We also went inside toy shops to check out Transformers stuff for my hubby’s collection. Cameras are much cheaper in the area. We were also able to buy perfumes (again at a cheaper price) at Sasa, a shop selling make-ups and other beauty and grooming products. We also went to the Tsim Sha Tsui (TST) area. We went to Ocean Terminal to check out the Toys R Us store in the mall. The view of