Hong Kong’s gonna be my very first out of the country getaway. Although I am really fond of travelling locally, this time it feels different. Part of me is somehow worried brought about by the uncertainty and being on our own in a very unfamiliar place. But at least the feeling of excitement is much greater than my anxiety.
At last after 3 months of preparation, here we are boarding our plane. We left Manila at around 11 in the evening via Cebu Pacific at the NAIA Terminal 3 for a short 2-hour flight to Hong Kong.
Last January of this year (2013), me and my mom went to Hong Kong and Macau for our post christmas and new year’s celebration.
This is gonna be my first time to go out of the country, so i’m very excited about this. I don’t know if it’s normal but I spent almost three (3) months planning and preparing for this trip.
Just like anyone who doesn’t know what to expect at their destination, I decided to read blogs and forum threads to help me plan this exciting trip. And to give you an overview of the preparations I’ve made, I’ll sum it up into:
1. Booking a flight 2. Booking a hotel room 3. Creating an Itinerary 4. Setting up a budget 5. Things to bring (include the list of people you need to give pasalubong so you wont waste time and money going around HK and buying unnecessary items) Continue reading →