Hong Kong City Tour and Macau
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I had a good night sleep, even if it was just less than 5 hours. I love the bed, i love my room, cozy, clean, peaceful... I wish I could go back to sleep but I was assigned to be the one to wake up everybody as I'm also the one who's slowest in taking a bath. I'm still full of energy and excited for the day's activities. After taking a bath I prepared hot water for anyone who would like to have a cup of coffee while waiting for their turn to use the T&B. I prepared my body bag and put everything in there, the voucher, breakfast coupons, passport, money, camera, a few kikay kits, and umbrella (coz it's too hot and sunny).
After everyone's done fixing themselves and their things, we went to the cafe to have our breakfast, our tour guide will arrive in an hour. What's nice about our breakfast is that, at first we thought we're gonna have our breakfast outside the hotel (@ McDo) as to what our travel agency said.
We had a few more minutes before they pick us up so I decided to roam around with my friend and see other facilities of the hotel. Their gym is awesome and it is open 24 hours, and also their spa but it opens around 9 or 10 am till 10pm, their pool area is also nice. I wish we could extend our third day so we could have time to relax in the hotel and do some jacuzzi, sauna, or swimming.
Avenue of Stars, Jewelry Factory and other factory outlets
Avenue of Stars -- a Hong Kong version of "Walk of Fame", there were statues, some establishments, and coffee shops in there.
Next we went to the Jewelry Factory, it's a compulsory tour, Hong Kong tourism's way to promote their products. There are also interesting things there like they offer a discount for the pendant with a chinese zodiac sign in it. Chinese zodiac sign is based on the year of birth, and each sign has their own type of personalities. My Chinese zodiac sign is rat and it says that we are hardworking and concentrative (very true!).. My friends nens and shevey were able to buy some discounted jewelry items, no problem for them, they just swipe their card and get the item. Good thing I don't have credit card, I wouldn't be able to buy even if I get tempted to purchase an item.
At the factory outlet we bought some goodies, here's the list of items i purchased:
- 5 packs of dried plums (seedless) - HKD 100
- 5 packs of walnut candy - HKD 120
- 2 cans of cashew nuts - HKD 99
They also sell items like shirts, bags, dolls, toys, disney items, watch, school supplies, figurines, etc.
It's lunch time already, when we finished the HK city tour. My friend forgot to bring his passport that time, luckily our tour bus transferred us back to the hotel to get his passport and we just took a taxi going to the ferry terminal. Anyway we made it to the ferry although we were a little bit late. We went to Ruins of St. Paul, Temple, some shops, and The Venetian. Unluckily, we missed Fisherman's wharf, due to our late arrival in Macau.