Sha Tin

HK has a wonderful transportation system. Taxis, public bus and tram are very convenient . They also have underground and above-ground train transportation that connects all parts of HK. Although HK is very tourist friendly, I don’t think I can tour it alone given that they have many junctions, streets, exit signs etc.

When we visited 2 years ago, I forgot how many times we got lost going to places. The most memorable was when we visited the 10,000 Bhuddas Monastery at Sha Tin. We spent 10,000 years just to get to the top and then it came raining when we were going down so we went home drained in waters, nevertheless, it was fun.

If you’re not fit for trekking, this is not a must see place to visit. I don’t remember how long it took us to climb the uphill, it was tiring but the monastery at the top and the views are breathtaking! While there, you’ll be amazed to see so many buddhas in different forms and sizes left and right.

To go there, ride the MTR/KCR going to the Sha Tin station then head towards the Park Road. Once you see Ikea, turn left, passing the Shatin City Hall. If you have spare time, visit Snoopy World (also in Sha Tin) and have fun taking pictures with Charlie and his friends.

Kids and adults will surely love this place. Snoopy was my most favorite cartoon character (i like Mickey now) so our visit here turned out to be extra enjoyable for me haha. Other tourist attractions in Sha Tin include the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, New Town Plaza (shopping mall) and Sha Tin Park.

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On Traveling Alone

Have you tried to travel abroad all by yourself?

I haven’t. The thought of traveling alone sounds very exciting and rewarding, don’t you think? I wish I can do that too. My place of destination is either in Bali Indonesia, Thailand or Cambodia, so I wont look like very different from their locals. Vietnam seems a nice place to visit too. For how long? Maybe a week or so.

I’d like to be able to eat breakfast at the same café each morning, drink a cup of tea while reading a good book and/or writing in my journal, take pictures around the town, visit temples and historical places, shop at the market in the evening, get to know the locals, walk and wander like there’s no tomorrow etc.

Can I really do it? Oh yes, I can and I will, I just don’t know when! Wala nang hindi kinakaya ang mga treinta años!

Meantime, since I don’t have time and many cash to spend, I probably am just going to travel alone in Baguio later this evening, will come back to reality tomorrow midnight or early Sunday morning. If all else fails, I might just end up wandering around Manila tomorrow. Luneta, anyone? LOL

Enjoy the nice weather!

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Visiting El Nido, Palawan

I have been to several beaches all over the country and to date, El Nido is my most favorite.

El Nido offers great beaches that is at par with best beaches in the world (like the ones in Hawaii or aruba). In fact, it was chosen as one of the best travel destinations in the world by the National Geographic Traveler’s magazine (November-December 2007 issue). It’s the perfect place to visit if you are looking for complete peace and quiet. Those towering marble cliffs, serene blue waters and white sand are just amazing. Not only you can enjoy swimming in the magnificent beach, you can also enjoy cliff climbing,  trekking, snorkeling, kayaking, island hopping, diving, cave exploring and even windsurfing.

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Jump for Joy at El Nido Palawan

I feel sooo guilty….while most of you were all panicking and worried due to bad weather caused by the low pressure area, I was out here……..jumping for joy.

my best jump shot so far 🙂

*todo effort yan, i felt like breaking my vertebrae haha*

Sorry sorry! Parang wala akong karapatang mag-enjoy di ba.

Anyway, in case you’re asking, this was taken at some island in EL Nido, grabe this place is heavenly! A must-see spot for all the tourists. Worth your every penny!

More chicka when I return for good. Hoping everyone will be safe..as LUPIT roars toward Pilapens.

picture perfect by bestfriend

 

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The Abyss Experience

 The Abyss Turbo Drop – Ocean Park’s ultimate thrill ride!

A vertical free fall from 20 floors above ground level.

Getting ready na

all excited

and a bit nervous

Weeeeeeeeeeh!

1..2..3..

Waaaaaahhhh!!! @#$%^&*(!!!)(*^%$#!

I almost died lol

buti na lang hinde ako nag back out, it was indeed a fun ride

The thrill, rush and bounce will keep you coming back! Visit Ocean Park HK and experience one of a kind adrenaline boost.

see what it feels like to ride the Abyss, watch this vid:

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photo credits to ate karen and ruthie

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Off To The Bukid

Yippee!! I’ll be on a long vacay starting tomorrow.

 

I’m going back to the barrio to plant rice, camote and lubi hahaha.

 

and to feed our alagang cow

 

kambing…

 

and monkey! Charing lang!

 

Magbibilad kami ng copra

 

 

rarampa sa fiesta.

 

maglalaba sa poso

 

mamimitas ng mangga

 

at magsisibak ng pang gatong!!!!

 

If you have some concerns, you can reach me…after 2 weeks hehehe. Thanks for visiting and come back soon, I’ll blog more about myself when I get back hahaha.

*all pictures taken last April 25 at Balayan, Batangas (Hacienda Dellamas)

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Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

Another must visit attraction in HK is Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum located at the Victoria Peak. The museum shows over 100 wax replicas of famous personalities and celebrities.

Meet my gorgeous boyfriend in his tuxedo.

I don’t remember anymore how we got there, all I remember was that we had a long walk, passing the victoria harbour and a nice garden, going to the Peak tower. From there, we rode the Peak Tram (takes about 15 mins) to reach the hill top. It is a nice place to visit. You can freely take pictures of your favorite stars and famous personalities, lately they have included the US president Obama.

If you’re visiting HK, treat yourself and your friends to a day out with the stars at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. Have fun!

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Pinoys in Macau

Filipinos are scattered all throughout the world. From the east to the west, there’s always a friendly Filipino in place. Some are snob (I don’t know why but the Pinoys in HK are kinda snob lol, very different from the Pinoys we met in Macau) while others are very friendly and helpful like this one ate here who gave us free vouchers so we could play at the casino. She’s really nice.

And here’s kuya giving us some tips and instructions around Macau. Lots of hotels/casinos in there but not probably as much as Las Vegas hotels 

and here’s another ate (we’re probably older lol), telling us to ride the free bus tour, she is really cute, looks like a local celebrity.  

and here’s our fellow bakasyonistas, we kept bumping into them in HK and in Macau.

Salute to all OFWs worldwide. You’re all amazing. All your hard work and sacrifices to support your families back here in Pinas will not go unnoticed. Mabuhay po kayo!

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Machu Picchu

When I was a kid, I spent most of my afternoon watching Shaider (and Bioman) with my friends in the Barrio. I don’t know if some of you remember Shaider and his sexy partner Annie but the memories of this show is still clear to me up to this day. FYI, the show was aired in the early years of the 80’s.

Just to give everyone a heads up, the story evolved around Alexis and his mission to save the Earth. He’s an archeologist who deciphered the geometrical figures (a bird figure) on the Nazca Plain in Peru. That figure is actually the symbol of the Galactic Union Police. When GUP heard Alexis’ discovery, they recruited and trained him to be Earth’s Space Sheriff, and was given the code name ‘Shaider’ (in memory of an ancient warrior who defeated the Fuuma Empire). When the Fuuma Empire learned the new ‘Shaider’, they plotted to annihilate him in order to conquer Earth once again.

I think this is where my fascination to anything ancient, cryptic and mind-puzzling stuff started. Hay, I love to visit Peru and get an exciting Machu Picchu travel,  with side trips to the Nazca Lines, Sacred Valley of the Incas and Cusco. I don’t know how and when, but I’m pretty positive that it will  happen someday hehe.

Gtg. Will check if youtube got reruns of Shaider. See yah!

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Shopping in Mongkok

Mongkok is located in the heart of Mongkok District, the section of Tung Choi Street between Argyle Street and Dundas Street, and is also known as “Ladies Market”. It is a glorified Divisoria. This is the best place to shop around for souvenirs (frames, ref magnets, trinkets etc.) If you’re thinking of shopping clothes in HK, avoid Mongkok. The things you’ll see there are the same things you’ll see in our tyangges here in Manila. Here’s the proof:

And they’re not at all cheap, plus, some salesladies are not friendly, esp. when you’re haggling for a better price. They can be very RUDE, they will shout at you and would insist you to buy even if you don’t want to.

Go to Citygate Mall in Tung Chung instead. Almost all outlet stores offer original items on sale.

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