Hong Kong City Tour: Avenue of Stars, Sampan Tour Point
When we got back to the hotel from our Disneyland adventure, we strolled around looking for a restaurant. We had a hard time communicating with the Hong Kong Chinese as most of them do not speak english. The menu was in Chinese and there were very few dishes written in english. I had to point at the food the lady on the next table was eating; " like that, like that" I told the waitress. LOL! Sis was asking for a spoon and fork but the waitress couldn't understand. We had to eat using chopsticks. The next morning we had breakfast before our half day compulsory City tour. Yes it was compulsory coz we availed a discounted package tour and one has to join the tour weather he likes it or not. Avenue of Stars and Sampan ride were ok but then the tour guide also brought us to this jewelry factory and a store that sells local products. It was a waste of time since we were not interested in buying pricey stuffs. I think the tour guide gets commission from those establishments. After the City tour, the tour bus dropped us off at Tsim Sha Tsui for some shopping. We told the tour guide we had other plans and that we just wanted to get dropped off at our hotel. He told us he will just show the way to get to our hotel since the bus stops there. So we followed him, together with another group going to Macau for a day tour. He asked our group to wait for him coz he had to get tickets for the other group going to Macau. But then he left us without saying a word where in the hell was the way going back to our hotel. We asked the other group (also filipinos) where the tour guide was. They said he left after getting tickets for them. I wanted to kick his butt! Grrrr! We just looked for a cab so we can get back to our hotel. Good thing sis has this card that she got from the hotel counter. It was a card for ease of communication to show cab drivers when you get lost. Instruction was written in chinese telling the driver to take us to Dorsett Far East Hotel. We paid HK$ 83 for the fare. That concludes our half day City tour.