Friday, June 10, 2011

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.



Looking for a restaurant









Having breakfast




Breakfast buffet





My plate





At the entrance of Dorsett far East Hotel

















Statue of Bruce Lee





Handprints of Jackie Chan





We paid HK$50 each for the ride


















22 comments:

UmmiRosma said...

Great...superb...fun...cheerful.

I love how each family member was very sporting in taking pictures.Everyone participated to give cheerful smiles....!

jodi said...

welcome back sis. nice photos

SunnyToast said...

game na game ang family sa picturan..nakakainis naman ang tour guide nyo sarap sapakin...lol but I guess the pictures show your had a great vacation:)

bluedreamer27 said...

nakakatuwa talaga pagmasdan yung mga pics... sobrang saya...
hayst naku sana yung mga kasama ko sa bahay ay ganyan din kasaya pag pinipicturan sila... haha lagi sila seryoso sa pictures
thanks for the pics anney.. nag enjoy talaga me

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

Wow. SO kainggit naman at nakarating na kayo ng HongKong. Di bale, makararating din ako diyan sa future.

I Love-Hate America by Bing said...

I enjoyed looking at the pics---the happy faces and the nice scenes....esp. the food and the little cute fashionista who really knows how to pose....as usual, great photos.

suituapui said...

That's why I do not like going to those places in the Far East - they cannot/refuse to speak English. How do you find the trip for you people in the Philippines? Expensive?

suituapui said...

You did not eat the shao mai? Hongkong dim sum should be very nice... They originate from there.

pamatayhomesick said...

perpekto ang kuha...may kilig sa bawat photo.

Cee said...

Lovely photos! Looks like you guys had so much fun!

Jessa said...

Balak din po namin mag HK next year!

Jessa said...

Mukhang masarap ang breakfast buffet!

redlan said...

Wow ng Hongkong kayo. Sobrang saya naman.

Spanish Pinay said...

this is full of awesomeness, what else can I say!!! :-D

Spanish Pinay

jeanny said...

thanks for visiting my blog. Timing ang entry mo. will check more of your HK trip. My girlfriends and I planned to visit HK this august. :-)

Melai said...

Maganda sa gabi ang Avenue of Stars!

Nance said...

despite the tour guide experience, looks like you had a ball!

Alice Law said...

Regardless the language break down, I bet you all enjoyed the trip to bits... it was shown in the pics already, lol!;D

p/s: Nxt round drop by Malaysia ya, we all speak English! LOL!

Claire said...

lovely pictures. always nice to see family photos. ang saya! it's my dream to bring my whole family in HK Disneyland...

thank you so much for the blog visit and for the bday greeting as well. happy blogging!

MaxiVelasco said...

Hello Anney!

Wow! A Hong Kong vacation. Good for you. Sad to know though that your guide's vanished without helping on y our way back to the hotel.

Been to Hong Kong a couple of years ago and I do love the city. Just like you, we've eaten in a restaurant pointing out the picture of what we've wanted as we can't understand the recipe at all. It worked okey somehow.

We also stayed in that same hotel you were in. The rooms are pretty small but I loved the location. It was surrounded by different malls, grocery shops and restaurants. It's very near the train station, too making our Hong Kong journey easier.

I did not shop much there. Will do that the next time we're there.

Hope you are having a great Friday! Hugs½

Sera said...

Great picS!
i'm sure HK cuisine and the boat ride were super fun.

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