Hong Kong is just less than two hours flight from Manila and is often visited by Filipinos for a quick getaway and in my case, some retail therapy. For the last four years, I think I managed to go to Hong Kong at least once a year (sometime in 2007/2008, I think I went there twice in less than 6 months!) and 2010 was no exception. I went to Hong Kong last December 26 and stayed there for four nights with my in-laws.
As much as I wanted to turn into shopping mode again, I opted not to because I already had my shopping binge fixed just before Christmas. Instead, I made an itinerary that’s packed with new sights to see and less shopping time. You should give me a big pat on the back because I didn’t lose my self-control in getting the Mulberry bag I covet the most when I met it face to face in Times Square! *beams with pride*
Before the trip, I made a list of places to visit both in Hong Kong and in Macau so that I can discover what I didn’t discover during my last visit. It’s always a wise decision to make an itinerary even if you’re going to a familiar place because that will save you time thinking what to do next.