I’ve flown solo before but I think it’s my first time alone in Hong Kong.
I just made sure that I don’t go home too late when I went to Avenue of the Stars because Nathan Road was full of potentially dangerous people.
Anyhoo… I brought clothes for an 18 deg C weather cause that’s what it said when I checked. I didn’t know that at night it plunges down to 8 deg C. My goodness! I should have brought thicker pants!
I started out wearing shorts because it’s day time and I would be walking a lot. I went down the hotel and I instantly froze lol. So I went back up to change.
My itinerary was just to go around and shop a little and eat a lot 😛 World Wide center gives you the best FOREX rates btw. I bought 1 HKD for P 5.4 🙂 cheap!!! than in the airport that was at around P 6.3! Or if you use your credit or debit card at P6.1 which is actually better to use rather than exchange your money at the airport.
BTW, I road tested BPI My ePrepaid Card (Mastercard) and Unionbank VISA debit here. Both are okay to use abroad and I encountered no problems at all! I don’t like bringing a lot of cash unless I’m buying gadgets 😛 so I exchanged a little cash and just brought cards with me. I also used BPI e-Credit card to book my flight via Cathay Pacific. It’s a mock credit card of your original one. The e-Credit card has a different card number and you control the credit limit to minimum in case it gets compromised. I had a limit of 10k for that mock card which can be used only online.
I’m staying at The Emperor Hotel in Happy Valley. It’s nice here. It’s very accessible to a tram station, has 7/11 and mini grocery store. 10 mins to Causeway bay shopping area and with mini restaurant shops you can eat with.
What’s nice is that they gave me treats for the Chinese New Year for good luck! Round fruits – mandarin orange, gold chocolate coins, circular orange and sticky candies and inside the ampao envelope are some seeds.
Nice huh? I really feel good already with all the love this hotel has given me 🙂 I got it at a good price via Agoda.com where I always book my hotels. I feel lucky now! Cheers to the Year of the Dragon!
Check out the photos of this hotel below.
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BTW, I got to use my Canon S100 very well! It takes lovely night shots!!! And forgive the *cam-whore* angle… I’m alone and no one takes my photos but me. Thanks to the 24mm wide angle lens of this camera! MWAH!
BTW, thank you to Whooga Uggs UK for sending over these lovely comfy boots!
and these funky cool leggings from F*Art 🙂