Tyler and Kara appreciated the break from sightseeing, having some time to just act like kids again. What we did next, a day trip to Macau, was in my opinion a complete waste of time. It was torture. We took a long metro ride to a one our ferry just to get there and back for a three hour one way journey. Why go to Macau? For its casinos and historic Portuguese areas. When visiting the Portuguese areas I was expecting a bit of Europe…old buildings, sidewalk cafes, coffee shops. Instead, we saw huge crowds of people, so many that it was hard to just walk around. There were no European cafes, only more of the same tiny Chinese style restaurants that we had gotten so tired of.
It was a huge disappointment and did not come anywhere at all close to our expectations. We wandered through the Venetian after lunch, paid a quick visit to the Hard Rock Hotel, and then took the long journey via ferry and metro back to our hotel. The only positive that came of this day is learning that I never need to return to Macau again. Our journeys continue in Taipei, and spoiler alert as Tyler would say Taipei is another amazing place. Think miniature Hong Kong with some of the most amazing places to eat yet. And we even would get to do some hiking in here!
Definitely understand spending a lot of hours on the metro! We found the public transport system to be great there and also used some buses and trams. Nice to see how you did it as a family. Your photos bring back nice memories of Hong Kong.
Thanks for sharing your experience! Cheers, Julie. Hi, We are travelling to Hongkong in the first week of January, We are booked for 3N in HK and 2 in Macau. However, going by your experience i feel i made a blunder there. I opted for 2 days in Macau as i heard about many beautiful shows that are conducted in hotels for kids.
This trip is mainly for our 7 year old to enjoy. What else would you suggest we should be doing? The hotels are beautiful and the shows should be amazing having been to similar shows in Las Vegas. If you are worried, you could do a day at Disney.
Just a thought. I found your site by accident. I am very impressed that your family have done so much! I did not see any info. Your travel experience is exceptional valuable to me. It is located on the edge of the city and would take about an hour on the metro to get to the city center. It was not at all a convenient location but it was a good price for a nicer place our mothers visited us during this part of our around the world journey so we stayed at a nicer place than normal.
I cannot remember how much we paid but you can check the hotel website for updated prices. I love Hong Kong. Po Lin Monastery is a very nice and calm place to relax. Disneyland although missed it is definitely meant for those who want to feel like little kids again. Macau on a weekend though is not recommended. I was there on a weekend and Senado Square was packed. Yes, we were in Macau and it was so crowded that it was torture!! I wish we had gone hiking around Hong Kong but we ran out of time. Your email address will not be published.
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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for the newsletter! Here are some photos from our best and worst moments during our four days in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Metro We rode the metro a lot. Mong Kok Hong Kong is a very modern city but it has its older, charismatic areas as well.
Disneyland Hong Kong We spent a day a Disneyland. Day Trip to Macau What we did next, a day trip to Macau, was in my opinion a complete waste of time. Eco-Friendly Organic Toothbrush.
Kindle Waterproof PaperWhite. Hi, I am an expat adventure traveler who has traveled to some wonderful places around the world outside of my comfort zone. One who loves to immerse myself into other cultures and share my experiences with others.
Enjoy my travel adventures, guides, and recommendations. Hong Kong has to be one of my favourite cities. The diversity of the people, the food and the landscape. One minute being in the street whizzing around in a taxi and next on a beautiful mountain hike or visiting the beaches. So easy to get around with public transport and visiting Macau is a no-brainer. Yes, I love it! You are right its the diversity of the food, people and landscape. Hong Kong is a really vibrant place. We had a great time when we were there.
Loved the views from Victoria Peak and the ride up to it. The boat with the red sails remains etched in memory. Hi Sandy, Hong Kong is a vibrant place.
Glad you had a great time there too. Hong Kong looks a vibrant city , would love to visit. We would enjoy Bubba Gumps too!
Thanks for sharing, have pinned. Hi Garth, That is wonderful you were able to find a few of my suggestions to do while in Hong Kong.
Love the crazy busy atmosphere of the city. If you make it over to Macau the ferry works well as I suggest in the blog but there is also an old city center that has some historical buildings. It surprises me positively that you can hear birds singing in a town like Hong Kong.