Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hong Kong Travel Tips - Family Edition

A compilation of tips when traveling with your family:

During Travel

  • Beware of souvenir shots. These things costs HKD 100. My dad loves them, so he is willing to spend, even though the souvenir photo would buy us a KFC bucket meal. If you don’t want to buy this, don’t smile at the camera. Hehehehe. 

We got this for HKD 100 even though there's a photobummer at the back.

Someone will take your photo, whether you like it or not.

  • Taking family photos are still challenging. Tripods will still help you take photos. 
Mickey ears pose

  • You can also barter with another family to take their photo. Lots of Filipino families traveling too.

Thanks to our fellow kababayans who took this photo

  • Set a meeting place if you separate your ways. Someone will get tired, hungry or bored. 
  • Everyone should have some pocket money and passport/identification card with them. 
  • Have fun! At one point, it got too stressful to pose for the camera. 

Tired at HKIA

  • Be careful crossing the street. Vehicles are right-hand drive. Please follow traffic signs.

Airport Tips

  • Buy the Octopus Card at HKIA
  • Ride the Double decker bus. A cheap thrill.
  • Have snacks ready. Chances are, someone will get hungry at some point.
  • Get brochures at the airport
  • Memorize everyone's luggage. Be on the lookout for everyone’s baggage.
Two push carts for the luggage

Disneyland and Ocean Park Tips

Don’t attempt to do everything.

Wushu poses

  • Prioritize the show you want to watch. The best show for me: the fireworks.
  • Please do not attempt to video the fireworks show. I did that in 2008 and I think I just watched the video once. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show (so cliche but true). If you want to watch it again, you can find a better video in YouTube.

  • When everyone wants to do their own thing, split into smaller groups. Meet somewhere, sometime.

Don't overthink. ENJOY!  

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