Beep beep beep
The sound from the alarm announced the start of yet another trip. It was freaking 2 in the morning. I barely slept for two hours.
Fast forward to two hours later, we ended up at LCC-T, all getting hyped up. I was at my usual self, still thinking on my 2nd day itinerary and other silly stuffs. I think I worried too much.
And so the flight took exactly three hours forty five minutes. I had a bad back because my seat could not be reclined as our seats are beside the emergency door. T_T What a luck…
It was the start of the adventure as we stepped into Macau… hoping all the preparations will pay off handsomely.
Second hurdle, to buy TurboJet ferry tickets to Hong Kong. I was confused because there are so many counters; but luckily ended up at the right counter. *applause applause*
Now problem began to crop up. Where the heck is the departure hall? OMG there was only 5 minutes left before the ferry departs. We dashed to the departure hall (blame the confusing signboard), proceeded to the immigration and ran all the way to our ferry with our heavy luggages in hand!! I think I understand the pain of being free and easy. T_T
After an hour, we safely reached Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal (æ¸¯æ¾³ç¢¼é ) located at Sheung Wan (ä¸Šç’°). From there we walked to Shun Tak Centre (ä¿¡å¾·ä¸å¿ƒ) looking for MTR station but it was no where to be seen. But we got there finally, thanks to the helpful guard. We got ourselves an Octopus card (å…«è¾¾é€š) which will be used as we travel by MTR for the next 4 days.
We stepped foot in Mongkok (æ—ºè§’) finally, so it’s time to whip out my nifty little map. First stop, Dragon Hostel. Almost missed out the building because we couldn’t find the entrance at first, but thanks to my alertness, we found our way to the hostel. Speaking of hostel, the room is horribly small but it’s clean, so I’m okay with it.
You may wonder where are those photos that usually come along as I narrate my story. Phew, long story cut short… it’s very troublesome to whip out my SLR each time, so I missed quite a number of moments.
Back to story, we have not had anything since morning so we headed to a small eatery opposite our hostel. Heh… I ordered a nice roasted goose noodle.
It was near 3:30pm when we finished with our lunch, so we proceeded with our first destination; The Peak. It wasn’t quite hard to go there because HK is a systematic place. You can see signboards all over the place. And even if you struggle with that, there’s always ME to lead you. >.<
Of course, taking photos is a-must. Haha.
Combo tickets cost HK$145 inclusive of a return journey, Sky Terrace and most importantly, Madame Tussauds (é¦™æ¸¯æœèŽŽå¤«äººèœ¡åƒé¦†). The ride up was exciting as it hiked up the hilly terrain while giving us some spectacular views of HK.
I wasn’t really excited with Madame Tussauds as my mind already set on Sky Terrace. No, even Bruce Lee failed to lift my mood.
Was greeted by another wax figure, Kelly Chen at the entrance. Wasted no time, went in and saw Jackie Chan but dumbfounded as we weren’t allowed to use our own cameras to take photos of him. For me, it didn’t matter as Jackie is not my idol. Caught up with Brad-Jolie, so quickly snapped few pics and walked away. Saw Cher, Mel Gibson, bla bla bla. Felt a bit frustrated because these people are so static ~ I mean c’mon these superstars should be able to move around to instill some interactivity among visitors.
We lepak-ed til 6pm before we decided to call it a day. Fatigue already caught up with us – I mean I haven’t get some proper sleep since waking up that morning. While waiting for fresh delivery of egg tarts from Tai Cheong Bakery (æ³°æ˜Œé¤…å®¶) located at Lyndhurst Terrace (æ“ºèŠ±è¡—), we chilled ourselves outside the Peak Tower.
It didn’t take long before the arrival of the tarts brought up by the two food addicts.
Mind you the egg tarts were so fragile that some of the flaky skins peeled off. The two food addicts must have been neglecting the safety of our tarts. 😛
But anyway, here’s the most heavenly egg tarts I’ve ever tasted on Earth.
One is never enough but I had to be contended with one as they didn’t buy extra…. ;P
The sun was nowhere to be seen, and darkness began to fall slowly. After a while, we took a stroll at Sky Terrace to enjoy the evening view of HK skyline. It was hazy.
Still, the view was superb! And it was breezy as cold wind crashed on to our tired face.
A bunch of girls were giggling near my camera while we posed for shots – probably puzzled on why the camera triggered by itself (I was using remote actually) or were they laughing at us?
We headed down by tram and had dinner at Wellington Street (å¨çµé¡¿è¡—). Yeah, Tsim Chai Kee (æ²¾ä»”è®°). As Tsim’s rival, Mak’s Noodles was closed that day, we had no choice but to dine at Tsim’s. Don’t get me wrong, Tsim’s wan tan was excellent! Big fat juicy prawn wan tan graced our bowls.
From SoHo, we walked to Lan Kwai Fong (è˜æ¡‚åŠ) which is just 10 minutes walk. We did the usual camwhoring with the road sign and the trademark giant replica beer as well before heading back to Mongkok.
Our tired legs already screaming for rest but still we refused to call it a day. We explored one of the streets, Sai Yeong Choi Street South (è¥¿æ´‹èœè¡—) and to my delight, I found Krispy Kreme! I think for the rest, they did not know why I was so crazy with this doughnuts chain.
These desserts were so heavenly!! Remember, if you ever happen to be at Mongkok, head to this shop!
It was a nice end to our first day, and before dozing off, we had doughnuts! 🙂
Tai Cheong Bakery (æ³°æ˜Œé¤…å®¶)
32, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.
Opens 7am – 8pm.
Tsim Chai Kee (æ²¾ä»”è®°)
98, Wellington Street, Central.
Opens 9am – 9pm.
Lucky Dessert (ç™¼è¨˜ç”œå“)
25-27, Soy Street, Mongkok.
Opens 1pm – 2am.