HONG KONG & MACAU TRIP: MADAME TUSSAUDS [2013.11.07]

Had breakfast at McDo and their breakfast meals are pretty cheap. We wanted to try these curly macaroni meals the next time but we weren’t able to go back there again.

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We woke up early to go to Wong Tai Sin temple. Apparently, this temple is famous for granting wishes. When we got to the main temple, there were many people wishing and praying hard so it smelled like incense in there. LOL. I love going to temples, they’re always so colorful and beautiful. There were a lot of people there and it seems like a famous tourist spot so I don’t know understand why there was this person at the temple who was making the visitors to hurry up. It was quite annoying. Of course, people would want to take a picture at the entrance, asshole. Anyway, it was beautiful there so it’s all good. ^^

Next stop: Kowloon Walled City Park. Well, supposedly. We had a little detour. I remembered the wrong MTR station so we ended up way further than we’re supposed to be at. I forgot what station that was, but there was this mall there called APM – a really nice, colorful mall and we used the free internet station there to Google map Kowloon Walled City Park. Funny, there were two stations and there was this man who was watching soccer in the other station. Really?! It was around noon at that time and there’s this guy watching soccer at a free internet station at the mall. It was Thursday, shouldn’t he be at the office or something?! Hahaha!

Turns out, Kowloon City Walled Park is near Lok Fu Station, which is just 1 station from Wong Tai Sin. Napalayo pa kame! It’s not actually near the station, we walked for quite a long time before we found the park. It was so worth it though. I love the parks in Hong Kong, they’re so cozy and nice, with a lot of benches. Love love love. Rest rest pag may time~

I really liked Kowloon City District. I’m not sure but it seems like the more provincial part of Hong Kong. There weren’t a lot of people but they actually take time to walk. Unlike people from, I don’t know how to call it, maybe the central part of HK. They always seem to be in a hurry. If I ever live in HK in the future, I want to stay in this district.

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We passed by several schools (and a cemetery XD) and this wall painting caught my attention because of the buttcrack of that boy XD
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FINALLY!! You don’t know how relieved we were when we saw this sign!
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I love this shot! I took it and I couldn’t be more proud. ^^
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I don’t think we went to all of the sites, just the ones that seemed interesting. My target was just to get to the refreshment kiosk because I needed water.

My verdict on Kowloon Walled City Park – it’s totally similar to Intramuros. While we were at the refreshment kiosk, the market bag that I was using broke and the auntie at there gave me a new one. That’s what I used the entire time we were in HK. I think she’s the nicest person I met in HK.

After Kowloon Walled City Park, we decided to go back at the apartment first to get some rest and have some lunch. We were planning to take a bus going back to Lok Fu but we grew tired of waiting, so we just walked back. It took faster on the way back maybe because we already know the way.

We wanted to try going to Noah’s Arc and it’s at the end of the red line – Tsuen Wan. We read that we have to take a ferry from there. We didn’t plan on going there from the beginning so we weren’t sure about how to get there. We read that the ferry is only until 5pm and at that time, it was already around 4pm. We decided not to go anymore. We saw that there’s a Panda Hotel somewhere there so we looked for it.

On the way back to the station, we saw a park and I already mentioned previously that I love the parks in HK, right? Anyway, it’s a park where grandfathers play some board game that’s similar to chess. It kind of reminds me of Igorot Park in Baguio. LOL.

Seriously though, we used the MTR a lot in HK.

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Selfie while waiting for the train
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Cute panda drawings at Tsuen Wan station XD

After that, we went back to Tsim Sha Tsui to look for the Clocktower. Gahd, why is it so malayo?! On the way there, we were able to see 1881 Heritage, a really fancy hotel and the former Balltower. Those places were really nice, we even saw some couples taking their wedding pictures there.

It’s so funny because we totally got lost looking for the MTR station at Tsim Sha Tsui. We were just there the previous night but we totally got lost. Anyway, I remember we saw a  foreign guy giving out flyers for Pub Crawl and we totally regret it that we couldn’t go because we had Madam Tussauds schedule on Thursday night and that’s when the Pub Crawl is. Maybe next time. ^^

And then we got lost again at Central because we really didn’t know that Madam Tussauds is at The Peak. We had to use the internet to search for directions and we were supposed to meet Celine and Jaz there at 9pm and that time, it was already past 8pm. We decided to use the tram, it’s just 40 HKD roundtrip anyway. Plus, the 45 degrees view of HK was actually pretty amazing so it was worth it.

I really really enjoyed Madame Tussauds! That and Disneyland were my favorite places in HK. Being a huge fan of HK cinema, I really enjoyed seeing all the wax figures of celebrities and other famous people. We only had like an hour there so we were running around the place and seriously, I didn’t even care about anyone else aside from the statues and us. Hahaha. It was a lot of fun! 🙂

My favorite pictures from Madam Tussauds:

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This is my super favorite though. It’s a good thing I was wearing a skirt that time, I blended well with King Consort Edward and Queen Elizabeth. Si Prince Harry na lang ang kulang XD
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Creepy creepy Madame Tussaud!

It was super windy when we got out of Madame Tussauds. I swear, walang-wala ang hangin sa Tagaytay or Baguio! I don’t know if that’s a normal occurrence at The Peak or if it’s because there was a typhoon in the Pacific at that time. Anyway, wagas na hinangin ang skirt ko XD

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LOL! Wala akong malay that they were taking pictures, habang ako ay nakayukyok na while waiting for the tram pabalik sa city XD
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Pagod na sa tram 🙁

We got home after a very tiring day and my two other friends came straight from the airport so they were also very tired. We rested for a while before going out to eat out. We ate at this food stall somewhere in Jordan. Their food was actually delicious but gahd, it’s so hard to eat in HK because they can’t understand English >_<

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The very old school elevator at the apartment. Sometimes, it would get stuck at 4th floor so we even if our legs are super tired na, we have to walk up to the 6th floor. Sucks. I swear, I wanted to kill that person who lives on the 4th floor who doesn’t know how to use the goddamn elevator >.<

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