Yay, I’ve finally finished sorting out and editing our Hong Kong photos. Phew! I’m gonna split them into 2 posts. I hope you like looking at photos because there are over 50 in this post! It’s also a way to make it up to you guys for not updating my blog for the past few weeks. 😀
Ok, so our Hong Kong trip was actually quite a last-minute decision. We already made a plan to go for a trip at the end of the year months ago but we didn’t know where to go. Ikut hati, nak pergi London, tapi ikut budget tak cukup nanti tak boleh shopping. Harharhar (ok, not funny). I told my husband that I don’t mind where he wanted to bring us, just as long as the place is cold enough so that I can dress up my girls in cute coats and boots!
So Hong Kong it is. Cold weather, within budget, short flight, lots of places to shop including designer outlet, ease of transportation, and most importantly there’s Disneyland! My husband and I had been to Hong Kong before but we decided to go again, this time with our kids. I had been wanting to take my girls to Disneyland to meet all their favorite Disney characters and imagined how very exciting it would be for them. Heck, even I myself was excited!
The moment my husband confirmed our flight, I quickly dragged him and the girls to the mall. I can finally buy those cute little coats and jackets and boots that I had been eyeing for! I also bought a mini Hello Kitty luggage from H&M for Ayra, specially for this trip (so she can put her and her sister’s toys in it).
I actually wanted to find two cheap single strollers for the trip but my husband insisted that we just bring the current one we have. Fine, he’d be the one pushing it most of the time anyway.
The flight to Hong Kong took only about 4 hours but it felt long. I used to love long-haul flights when I was younger but not anymore. I guess because I’m getting old. Back hurts from sitting too long! Plus, I’m now with kids and it can be quite challenging traveling with kids. Last year’s trip to Jakarta went smoothly – it was only 1.5 hour flight and the girls slept soundly throughout the journey, both pergi and balik. This time around, it was… quite ok – Ayra slept halfway through the journey and when she woke up, she watched Cinderella (she refused to eat airplane food tho). She wasn’t cranky nor throwing tantrums, thank God.
Raina on the other hand, was okay at first. She sat beside me near the window and I was hoping she would fall asleep because she woke up very early that morning. But she didn’t. She watched the clouds, ate peanuts and all of our KitKats that were being served, watched Mickey Mouse cartoon twice, played games, played with the seat belt… and then she got bored and started to get cranky. Then when the plane was landing, she refused to sit in her seat and wear seat belt and started to cry so loudly! My mistake tho – I should have given her something to eat or drink because she was probably crying because her ears were clogged.
Arrived in Hong Kong.
Ayra is wearing Pumpkin Patch beanie, Zara Kids jacket, H&M sweater dress, Osh Kosh B’gosh tights and H&M tights.
Raina is wearing Pumpkin Patch beanie, Zara Baby jacket, H&M sweater dress, Children’s Place tights and Payless shoes.
The weather was nice – it’s currently winter time in Hong Kong but it’s just a mild one. It’s cold and windy especially at night, but not freezing cold. Alhamdulillah, it didn’t rain the whole week when we were there.
We decided to go to Disneyland on the first day. Ayra had been asking, “We’re going to Disneyland tomorrow, Mama?” since a week before the trip and that night when she asked again, I finally said YES. Excited gila!
There are a few ways to go to Disneyland, either by taxi, bus or MTR. We took the MTR and interchanged for the Disneyland Resort Line at Sunny Bay Station.
We spent the entire day in Fantasyland – riding the kiddy rides, watching the Flights of Fantasy parade and taking photos with some of the Disney characters at Fantasy Gardens. I’ve been to Disneyland twice before (in Paris and Hong Kong) and enjoyed it both times, but going with my kids is actually a lot more fun, I’m telling ya. None of the rides are boring, even the kiddy ones (at least for me).
We managed to snap some photos with a few Disney characters that night. Ayra was the most excited. She just wanted to shake hands and hug them all! I could imagine. It’s probably like meeting our favorite celebs or something. Raina was a bit quiet tho. When she saw Minnie, she just stood right in front of her, tengok tak berkelip mata langsung as if thinking, “Betul ke apa aku nampak ni?!”. LOL.
We went back to our hotel at 10pm that night, and decided to go to Disneyland again on the third day. Seriously, one day is not enough!
Now this is one of my favorite rides. You can choose which language boat to ride on (there are English, Chinese and something else) and cruise along the river with a few thrilling surprises along the way. It might be a bit scary for children (there are fire and horror sound effect) so hold them tight!
Ayra is wearing a cascading tutu dress from Gymboree, Osh Kosh B’Gosh tights & Monsoon bow flats.
Raina is wearing a tutu dress with 3D flower appliques and long sleeve top both from Baby Gap, Children’s Place tights & flats from Payless.
The weather was so cold that day, that even the Princesses and Tinkerbell wore jackets and capes. I was shivering because I only wore a light jacket!
We didn’t manage to go to Tomorrowland (been there previously) and Grizzly Gulch tho. Two days are still not enough for us, apparently! 😛 But never mind. We still had heaps of fun.
Will blog about the rest of our trip soon!