so, we took olivia to disneyland in hong kong a couple weeks ago as her birthday (she turned 2 near the end of november) present.....
her flight time flying.....
and as expected, she was very excited and active. it seems she was busier than the flight attendants!
flying over the mountain ranges of central taiwan.
we stayed at the disney "hollywood" hotel, so from the airport we went directly to the disneyland subway station.
the disneyland subway station.
and how do you get to the disneyland station? aboard the disney train of course! despite being super sleepy, olivia's eyes immediately lit up when we boarded the train.
inside the disney train.
it's hollywood baby!
everywhere you go, it had some kind of disney decor (mainly mickey's famous silhouette). from mirrors in the hallway.....
to the elevator button.
our room, which kept to the disney themed decor of course.
even the toiletry amenities were disney themed. check out the mickey caps on the bottles of shampoo and bath gel.
later on we went to walk around the hotel premises.
we noticed a guy holding a bunch of balloons. he was waving them at kids within his sight and as soon as he saw us, he waved the balloons our way which of course prompted olivia to grab my hand and pull me in his direction. we walk up to the guy and he hands olivia a balloon then we just walked away assuming he was giving them away for free. nope. guy chases us and tells me the balloon costs hk$100 (that's roughly us$13)! i ain't no cheap guy but holy shit, that's a lot to pay for a balloon! even if they were some nice balloons. ridiculous! so i quickly grabbed my camera and took a few pictures of olivia with the balloon and just handed the balloon back to the guy. ok, thanks for playing. bye-bye. off we went.
looking back and longing for the balloons as the guy walks further and further away.
disappointed at not getting a balloon! :(
well, no worries. kids forget quickly, especially when they see a disney store!
hmm... maybe i should've bought that balloon after all!
after a while, we went to downtown hong kong to meet and dine with my good friend billy tang, who i've known since the 8th grade. that's some 20+ years!
we went to a traditional hk style "tea restaurant", where they had wonton noodles of course. the wonton is hk is out of this world! well, at least compared to the puny wontons we get in taiwan. it's so good, everywhere we ate in hk we made sure they had wonton noodles. yeah, it's that good.
the bbq pork bun wasn't half bad either but of course not as good as in macau.
after dinner we walked around for a bit and did some shopping then went back to the hotel fairly early considering the disney hotel is about 45 minutes subway ride from hk. plus we had a long day ahead of us as we were planning to go inside the disneyland theme park the next day!