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The other side of Hong Kong

Just as I was starting to get settled to being back in Manila, I received an e-mail from Tigerair: I have a flight coming up in a couple of days. Though I keep close tabs on my flights, it’s still great to receive a reminder, as I know some might forget, specially if tickets were bought way in advance.

Isn’t that a lovely gesture?

Tigerair Philippines operate its most of its international flights from the Diosdado Macapagal Airport in Clark, Pampanga. I booked the first flight out of Clark, which departs at 7 am. Of course, that meant I had to be at the airport by five in the fricking morning. Luckily, there’s a shuttle from Trinoma that leaves at 3 am, so I was at the airport with plenty of time to spare.
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Hong Kong Day 2: Tai Kok Tsui Temple Fair, Hiking the Wilson Trail and the Symphony of Lights

After much tossing and turning, I was finally able to sleep soundly around 4am. I awoke around 8am, wondering what time we would be heading out, and where we’ll go for breakfast. Vincent went out of his room around 9am, and by 10am, we were heading out his apartment.

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Mmm, roast. Never did get to try these though :(

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Hong Kong Day 1: Arriving at HKIA and meeting my Couch Surfing host

The flight from Manila to Hong Kong was smooth enough. Because of the limited selection of shows that I can watch on PAL’s personal AVOD system, I was able to nap on the short flight across the South China Sea. I awoke to see nothing but fog outside my window, as the captain announce that we will be landing shortly. We land smoothly, and excitement replace the exhaustion that I was feeling.

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First foggy view of HK

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Hong Kong, Travel Budget

Travel Expenses: Hong Kong

I’m back from my trip to Hong Kong over the weekend. Since I always keep track of my expenses for every trip, the budget is always the first entry to be finished.

This Hong Kong trip was certainly one of the cheapest trip I’ve had lately, specially since it was an international trip (coming close to Batanes and Boracay in terms of value). I’m quite proud that I was able to stay below my budget. I even have extra money! I guess the perk about being so exhausted is that I’m not in the mood to buy anything.

I was so used to seeing prices in US, Australian and Singapore dollars that when I see the prices in Hong Kong, it all seemed expensive to me. The average rate for US$1 is Php 48, AU$1 is Php 30.84, and SG$1 is Php 31.42, while HK$1 is only Php 6.3.

Another thing about this trip was that we avoided the usual tourist hotspots. We did go to the Temple Street night market, but that’s about it. Our major activity was watching the local festival, and hiking on the Wilson Trail in eastern Hong Kong.
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Cebu Pacific to commence direct flights from Davao to Hongkong and Singapore

With the opening of their 3rd hub in Davao, Cebu Pacific announces international flights from Davao to Singapore and Hong Kong starting May 8 and May 9, 2008. Of course, this can only mean one thing: seat sale! Grab these fantastic deals and be on your way to fabulous locations! Now that we have a hub in Davao, fly direct…read more
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One good reason to go to Hong Kong: The Spice Girls

The Spice Girls are back!
Photo credit: Times Online

Are you ready for some more Girl Power? All five Spice Girls appeared in public together for the first time in six years today as they announced an 11-date, eight-country world tour.

The tour will take in the USA, Britain, Germany, Spain, China, Australia, South Africa and Argentina. To register for tickets go to www.thespicegirls.com.

Straddling Christmas, the tour will begin in Posh Spice Victoria Beckham’s new home Los Angeles on December 7, before visiting Las Vegas, New York City, London, Cologne, Madrid, Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney, Cape Town and Buenos Aires.

Source: Times Online

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