February 18, 2017 Ngong Ping, Hong Kong
Welcome to Ngong Ping (walk with Buddha) !!
This is the ticket we bought with the very huge discount! Special thanks to Tita Marivic who helped us look for a cheap round-trip cable car ride. At first, we wouldn't want to go to Ngong Ping since it was a bit pricey. I viewed the prices on their website and really can't afford to spend that much for just a ride. As I have read on other reviews, there are free buses who can take you back to the island but it will take one hour and a half or more to arrive back to the island.
We took the risk of falling in line for two hours since there were plenty, again plenty of people buying tickets too. It was two hours of waiting and two hours was really "worth it".
While waiting, we saw food stalls near by the counter so we just grabbed few snacks and drinks. It was early in the morning around 8 or 9 AM and yet the line is super long!
On the other hand, few months past, a little background why "NOW" that we decided to post a blog. We were just all busy that we couldn't post a blog nor visit other blogs. I got so busy from work and Gee was so busy on her studies, pre-finals and projects. Now, we are starting to get back on blogging and realized that taking a hiatus from blogging for more than a month can really impact the traffic of our blog but it's okay. There are just things that we need to focus first in a certain time.
Anyway, I'm going to show and tell you how were the things went when we experienced Ngong Ping 360°. Speaking of the background, this is THE Background from Ngong Ping which should be posted in Instagram!
|(This isn't my shoes. It's my cousin's "Jacob" shoes.)|
When you start to walk going to the Big Buddha, get your cameras ready because you can see statues and other instagrammable background. #postit! When you also go up, get your knees ready for plenty of steps before you reach the top with the Buddhas. Nevermind the numbness or the pain! I tell you, it 'll be really worthy! Exhale and inhale while you see the view on top!
This is the Big Buddha and the Sun! They both saying "Hi" as you go up!
And that is the end of the experience of Ngong Ping 360°. I hope you enjoyed the photos and put you into the experience too. If you wanna experience the breathtaking views and literally the breathtaking stairs, visit the Lantau Island!
How to go to Lantau Island:
Please visit Ngong Ping website. (click here)
Cable Car service is suspended for approx. of 5 months from 9 January 2017 for the Rope Replacement Project. Ngong Ping Village remains open during this period. To ensure public safety and facilitate the project’s requirements, the Ngong Ping Rescue Trail is not open to the public during the replacement period. - From Ngong Ping website.
Photos and words are all mine unless stated.
January 9, 2017 Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Last year when we went to Hong Kong, that was booked since June 2016. We really have enough time to prepare our outfits, luggages and important stuffs to bring. We also have enough time to condition ourselves to be healthy for the upcoming family event and for the lots of walking going to the places we will visit in Hong Kong. I made a few preparation to myself in which I ate less since I couldn't close my jacket because of my tummy. Which means, less rice. *tsk. HAHA. The others were preparing their #OOTDs since they weren't still satisfied of what they bought from the earlier months after we booked our flight. Others were too busy of their work, making money to spend in Hong Kong. I then realized, what else I should prepare?
As I was scrolling FaceBook, I saw the Spotify's Ad that they are having a discount of P129 for 3 months. I subscribed to their promotion before which was P49 only for 3 months but then I cancelled my previous subscription from the Premium account since the payment will change to P129 monthly after the P49 promotion.
Music is my therapy. I can relax with music and even sleep with music. So I subscribed again to a Premium account and organized my playlist. I was just mixing it with different genres in my playlist. Most of the songs in my playlist can boost up the mood, just not to be bored while on board. See my fave songs:
January 2, 2017
My mother saw a video on Facebook where a family played a game wherein someone is blindfolded and gets to pick a money. She wanted us to play this game as well but then she made a twist. There were only 20 Peso bills, 50 Peso bills, and useless raffles. Everyone had their turns and had fun during the New Years. Click the video above and you would see how crazy and fun it got. (Credits to the one who made the game)
Happy New Years!
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It is our second time visiting Macau and unfortunately we weren't able to visit The Parisian in there which is the newest hotel in Macau. Despite that, we still had fun visiting other hotels in Macau and it was all Christmas themed which is very festive and lovely. We had our morning rush that day, which made us look like locals in there because we were all in a hurry since we weren't in the right ferry terminal lol!
If you want to visit Macau while you're on a holiday in Hong Kong, book your tickets here for one-way and round trip tickets!
( COTAI WATER JET )
Just make sure you've booked your ticket on the right and nearest terminal since there are differrent terminals in Hong Kong. Always take note on this since we got to the wrong terminal because we didn't know there was another terminal. Luckily we had an hour and a half to rush to the other terminal.
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The first time we went to Hong Kong, we weren't able to visit the Big Buddha in Ngong Ping, Lantau Island since it couldn't fit in our itinerary. Luckily, our aunts and their family wanted to go to Hong Kong but then they didn't want to travel on their own, so Jay's and my family agreed to go with them. We also hesitated going to the Big Buddha since it was a bit pricey, but then we were all given a discount with half the original price, back and forth tickets so we didn't refuse the offer and directly accepted it (big thanks to Tita Marivic). Then we experienced the wonderful, magical and breathtaking 360° experience in Ngong Ping.
There's this store just by the ticket stalls and I swear, you should try this drink since it would really refresh you from waiting and standing for a long time and this tastes really good.
These pictures were taken when we were still inside the cable car and it was very mesmerizing.
After 290482983 steps, we finally reached the top and they said to make three wishes as you get there, so we all made three wishes. We actually planned on tossing coins to the Buddha and we had to gather coins and since I couldn't find any, I ended up using peso coins lol! Unfortunately, we weren't able to throw the coins because we still had to pay in order to really get inside.
If you're planning to visit HK sometime soon, do save up and visit the Big Buddha for it would really give you the best view of Hong Kong and it's also really worthwhile when you get there.
Happy New Year!
'till next post!