I could be the worst blogger there is. A few years back, I had the chance to travel with my dad to Hong Kong, and I don’t have the right words to describe that trip. So here I am telling you that very story of our trip to Hong Kong In Photographs.
Hong Kong is a melting pot of cultures where the east collides with the west. Its busy street is filled with so much commerce and culture at the same time. I didn’t really choose Hong Kong to be my dad’s first trip but it was what was convenient. Okay the tickets were on sale so it was a no brainer to decide that I should book it.
On board our Cebu Pacific flight to Hong Kong, Dad’s first time abroad!
Our first glimpse of Hong Kong in Photographs
We arrived well into the afternoon without a proper lunch. We walked around the vicinity of our hotel and ate at the first restaurant we found. It was a bit pricey and not that delicious but we were hungry!
First meal in a typical restaurant within our hotel’s block
Disneyland Day! Sorry the kid in me can’t just let this pass. It has been almost a decade since I last experience Disneyland in Anaheim at this point.
Disney’s magic never fails me.
Tea Cups anyone?
Strolling along the Avenue of Stars
Busy streets of Kowloon
Crossing the harbor to Centeral Hong Kong
Streets of Central Hong Kong
The view from The Peak
Goodnight and good bye Hong Kong till we meet again
Hong Kong is a ultra dynamic city that never sleeps and staying in location that offers quick access to the train and basic things such as restaurants, convenience stores and a like can be easy so long as you stay within the city centers like Kowloon.
However, getting clean and decent rooms can be challenging specially with so many competing hostels that there is.
After searching over and over the internet for the best and affordable place that there is, review after review we ended up booking Dragon Hostel and yes with no regrets.
Dragon Hostel sits at the heart of Kowloon just a block off from the nearest MTR station. Convenience stores and restuarants are within reach and the neighborhood it sits in offers affordable basic commodities.
The building has four elevators two on each side servicing just fifteen floors. Though the elevators, since they are smaller than standard once can be a bit crowded at times it can be a lot more forgiving than the Chung King Mansions -which we suggest should be your last resort.
Dragon Hostel offer rates that are reasonable, I tell you if you get prices lower than what they offer better think twice of how decent they are.
Overall, our experice with Dragon Hostel was excellent the wifi was fast -like really fast, the beds and the room and the bathroom were clean and no bugs! The rooms a bit small specially for westerners but that is just how the roll with Hostels in Hong Kong. What made our stay extra special was being at the heart of the action where all those haggling and bartering happen.
Like they say there Hong Kong has two faces – Central and Kowloon, and Kowloon is the face of Hong Kong that I love.
Here are the good points I have for Dragon Hostel
- Accessible and near the MTR
- Near food stores and convenience stores
- Friendly Staff
- I found no bugs in the room
- Has CR inside
- Best price there is for quality hostels
- Offers various assistance for travel
- Offers discounted rates for Hong Kong attractions
- Staff isn’t that good with English but will do their best to help you
- Elevator sometimes gets too busy going down, but there are four of them so just be patient and it is better than what Chung King Mansion has.
You can also buy your tickets for amusement parks at the reception at a discounted rate!
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