Hong Kong City Tour and Macau

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Good morning Hong Kong!

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.

My breakfast. Yeah I like sausages and am carnivorous!!
But our tour guide provided us a coupon and said our breakfast will be inside the hotel, which is very convenient... Their cafe has a nice interior, very much like a british design even their breakfast menu, it is more of a british type of breakfast. Bread, sausage, butter, egg, pork and beans (actually i think it's just beans, i didn't get to taste any pork in it), blueberry jam, apricot jam, ham and a choice of 'pulpy' orange juice, coffee or iced tea, or water. Now that's a healthy breakfast!

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.

On our way to hk city tour then off to macau
 It's already 8am, our tour guide arrived on time, off to the city for the hk compulsory tour... As we were on our way, the tour guide told us about the history of hong kong, about the people and culture. The bird-like symbolic structure of the convention centre directing to the north, which means the liberation of hong kong from the british colony and going back to china (north) as it's motherland... A few cantonese words like "Pen-ti" which means "cheaper" and "Key-chin" which means "how much?"

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.

And from there we could see the highest tower in Hong Kong and the Convention Centre where the historical liberation of Hong Kong and it's return to China was held (1997 I think).

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.

Ruins of Saint Paul

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.

Macau

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.

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Good morning Hong Kong!
Good morning Hong Kong!
My breakfast. Yeah I like sausages…
My breakfast. Yeah I like sausage…
On our way to hk city tour then of…
On our way to hk city tour then o…
Ruins of Saint Paul
Ruins of Saint Paul
I got a hold on to his boat.
I got a hold on to his boat.
Hotels Cafe
Hotel's Cafe
hotels gym
hotel's gym
with my twin sister
with my twin sister
at the hotels lobby
at the hotel's lobby
Avenue of Stars, similar to Walk o…
Avenue of Stars, similar to Walk …
Landmark of Hong Kong
Landmark of Hong Kong
camerawoman
camerawoman
the director
the director
group photo
group photo
outside the jewelry factory. (wer…
outside the jewelry factory. (we'…
inside the ferry, going to Macau
inside the ferry, going to Macau
Welcome to Macau
Welcome to Macau
Macau streets
Macau streets
some locals giving samples of thei…
some locals giving samples of the…
i took a sample to taste test thei…
i took a sample to taste test the…
shops... sale.... shops.... sale...
shops... sale.... shops.... sale...
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
inside the cathedral
inside the cathedral
group picture with the other trave…
group picture with the other trav…
walking
walking
keep walking...
keep walking...
still walking..
still walking..
at the entrance door of The Veneti…
at the entrance door of The Venet…
inside The Venetian
inside The Venetian
The Venetian Casino
The Venetian Casino
inside the Venetian
inside the Venetian
notice the clouds. they look quite…
notice the clouds. they look quit…
day dreaming
day dreaming
The Gondola
The Gondola
waving to give a signal to the cam…
waving to give a signal to the ca…
The Venetian
The Venetian