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4D3N Hong Kong Itinerary and How to Do it in Under 20K

4D3N Hong Kong Itinerary (4)

LAST UPDATED: JULY 22, 2017

As promised, I would be sharing with you my 4D3N Hong Kong Itinerary and how we managed to keep it under PHP20,000. I also promise I won’t be talking about sharing bathrooms with strangers or eating the cheapest food – nothing wrong with that, but I’m really maarte especially when it comes to sharing bathrooms! This is your mid-level DIY travel itinerary/guide to Hong Kong with tips and details on how to get from one place to another, exactly how much things cost, etc.

We travelled around Hong Kong from February 20-23, 2016; it was still considered winter season and I loved it! Temperature was averaging on 13 degrees Celsius on our entire trip. I love experiencing this weather while they’re not much tourists in the city. I swear I didn’t line up for anything more than ten minutes for both Disneyland and Ocean Park – except for the photos with the mascots.

SCORING CHEAP FLIGHTS

Our plane tickets were bought four months in advanced. We waited for big sales from budget airlines and when the opportunity to get it at a really low price came, we bought our tickets. Round-trip ticket was around PHP 2000 (USD 48/ HKD300) but we decided that one of us would get the 20KG baggage for souvenirs and such so we divided that and it left us with PHP 2200 (USD 52/ HKD328) each for the flight and baggage.

For tips to score cheap flights, check out this article.

GOOD BUT AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

Next thing we did was to score ourselves a good but affordable accommodation. We searched through Agoda.com, Booking.com, and HostelWorld.com trying to find a good hostel with affordable price, great location, and positive reviews. Just do your research to get the best deal there is! That’s the only secret on finding cheap accommodations. I am really particular about having our own private bathroom, and I’m glad to be able to book at Cosmic Guest House. We ended up having our own private room with two double beds and private bathroom for an affordable price of PHP2587 each for a 3 nights stay! Read my review about Cosmic Guest House here.

PS. You can get something as cheap as PHP600 per night in shared rooms. Just make sure you know what you’ll be sacrificing if you want to really squeeze in your money.

ARRIVAL

I would suggest getting an Octopus Card and a local sim card as soon as you arrived in Hong Kong – unless you have no need for data or you can afford using your own phone plan for emergencies.

The Octopus Card is basically all you need to survive Hong Kong’s efficient transportation system. You can use it on MTRs and buses. Not quite sure if it works in taxis. You can also use it on some stores like 7-Eleven.

You can rent an Octopus Card at the airport for HKD150 / PHP 1,005 / US 24. HKD100 is consumable while HKD 50 is refundable when you return the card. Octopus Cards can be conveniently reloaded at all 7-Eleven stores. Note that the minimum reload amount is HKD50. If you have excess consumable amount in your card when you refund it, you can get the back as well. You can refund it at any MTR station or at the airport.

The sim card can bought at the airport for HKD 80 / PHP 536 / USD 12.76. We already planned on buying one so we are can contact our loved ones in the Philippines 24/7 and it’s way cheaper than using our own PH sims. We asked the lady selling the sim to subscribe us to a cellular promo. For around HKD35 of the balance, you get 1.5G of cellular for 5 days which is more than enough. The extra balance you can use for calls and texts. This is also cheaper than buying one of those pocket Wi-Fi. We divided this expense to four of us so that’s only like a hundred pesos each.

ITINERARY

The hardest thing about every travel plan ever is doing the itinerary. It took me days to finish an itinerary and then modifications when I shared it to my travel buddies. Then there’s the problem of how to get to one place to another and where to eat and such. I googled a lot of blogs to see a detailed HK Itinerary but there’s very few so I’m trying to be as detailed as I could in my itinerary below.

A word of caution to anyone planning to use our itinerary: don’t do it if you’re going with little kids or elderly. At least remove one destination per day because you will get tired if you follow this. Your feet will almost literally curse you out. I know mine did. We were basically up at 6 AM every day and home by 11PM-ish each day.

DAY 1

DAY 2

DAY 3

DAY 4

  • Citygate Outlet Mall
  • Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car Ride
  • Big Buddha
  • Po Lin Monastery
  • Ngong Ping Piazza

*We didn’t get to do those because our flight was delayed for two hours and we ran out of time.

I would be attaching my very detailed itinerary on the bottom of this post plus an Excel file that you can play around with so you can see how much the total of the trip would be. 

TIPS

  • Don’t exchange your money at Hong Kong International Airport – unless you have to! Even then, just exchange enough to buy your Octopus card and sim card. The exchange rate in there sucks.
  • In that point, do exchange your money at Tsim Sha Tsui area. Compare with a few money changers until you get a good deal.
  • You can bring packed lunch and water at Hong Kong Ocean Park. Just for reference, snacks there are being sold around HKD 40 each.
  • The trains are your friend. Familiarize yourself with it.
  • Learn to haggle at night markets. They expect it and when you make a move to leave their stalls, they will offer you lower prices.
  • Better stuck up on water. Personally, I bought a liter and a small bottled water. I just refill the small bottle every time we go out so I can still get liquid in my body in a small price.
  • Know your directions. A lot of Hong Kongers doesn’t know how to speak English. Better yet, write down the place in Chinese and show it to them.
  • It’s a good idea to visit Lantau Island on your last day as you can leave your baggage in the Citygate Outlet lockets for HKD20 per hour. It’s also only ten minutes away from the airport. You save on transportation and transportation time.
  • Lines for The Peak Tram are very long on weekends. Try going on weekdays if your schedule allows it. We waited for at least an hour before getting on the tram.

Our over-all trip (excluding the shopping) is around PHP 17048.15 /HKD 2,544.50 / US$ 341. You can even keep this cheaper by making sure your meal cost doesn’t exceed HKD40 per meal and to just take the standard cabin rather than the crystal one when going to Lantau Island. And if you decide to only do one out of Disneyland and Ocean Park, I’m sure you can fit it in PHP 15,000 / HKD 2,238.80 / USD 357.14. So, that’s it! This concludes my Hong Kong series!

As promised, you can download my itinerary and cost calculator files below. Just give me a like/share to unlock the files.

PS. If you need more help to make your itinerary, I offer to make personalized travel itinerary at an affordable price. You can go through my shop. 🙂

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92 Comments

  • Reply
    Hong Kong Travel Agent
    August 9, 2017 at 4:45 PM

    Sure! well to be honest, if you check my latest blogpost, last month only I met a fellow travel blogger on my travel, and even most of the times whenever possible I always try to meet new people in the all the new destinations I plan to go, so I am positive, if we follow our travel tracks regularly, sooner or later we will definitely meet!! I am counting on it!

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    Tadie P. Lorenzo
    July 31, 2017 at 4:24 PM

    Hi Mam Richel ask ko lang if a 3 y.o is also required to have an octopus CArd? We are family travelling to hk this aug with may 2 daughters 8 y.o & 3y.o. th
    anks!

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      July 31, 2017 at 5:02 PM

      Hi! According to this website, only children below 3 get to ride the MTR for free. I think you get price for your kids though. 🙂

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        Tadie P. Lorenzo
        August 2, 2017 at 4:39 PM

        Ok thank you so much!

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          Richel V.
          August 5, 2017 at 1:46 PM

          You’re welcome! Have fun. 🙂

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    Christine
    June 20, 2017 at 3:45 PM

    Hi. ask ko lang kung pwede bang magdala ng Adobo and rice kapag hand carry lang?

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      June 28, 2017 at 8:55 AM

      Hi! I think pwede naman pero bawal kainin sa plane? I’m not entirely sure though! Try contacting the airline directly. 🙂

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        Christine Natividad
        July 3, 2017 at 11:33 AM

        Hi po, May alam po ba kayong pinaka murang Inn, Lodging or any accommodation na mura lang near Rambler Garden Hotel good for 1 preson lang kasi. Thanks

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          Richel V.
          July 10, 2017 at 4:23 PM

          Hi! I’m not sure, but you can go check Agoda.com or Booking.com to check the cheapest priced hostels. Backpacker hostels would probably suit you best. Hope that helps! 🙂

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    Junil D.
    May 26, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Hi Good day! Whats the name of the sim card you bought in hongkong? Thanks

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 29, 2017 at 9:09 AM

      Hi Junil! I’m not sure of the name, but you can directly ask the sales lady about their offerings. You can see them right outside immigration. 🙂

  • Reply
    Anne
    May 9, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    Wow. I appreciate how detailed this post is. This will be super helpful for future travel. Thank you! 🙂

    annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 10, 2017 at 10:40 AM

      Hope it helps you in the future, Anne! 🙂

  • Reply
    Colleen Welsch (@ColleenWelsch)
    May 8, 2017 at 12:49 PM

    Gee I wish I would have read this blog post before I went to Hong Kong in March! Oh well, now I know for when I go back!

    COLLEENWELSCH.COM

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      May 8, 2017 at 2:00 PM

      How did you find Hong Kong? Hope you get the chance to come back – I know I’m excited to! 🙂

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    Shiela
    April 24, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Hi Richel. Been searching for a good itinerary and i found yours its very detailed and nagkaidea ako sa last day namin kasi mga 10pm na din flight namin pabalik manila. Tanong ko lang is diba iniwan niyo yung luggae niyo sa citygate outlet lockets, pwede ba trolley bag. (handcary size ng maleta) Hope you’ll reply thank you 🙂

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      Richel V.
      April 24, 2017 at 9:39 AM

      Hi! Yes, pwede. We got a luggage even bigger than the hand carry size. I would suggest to try and get there early since limited lang yung lockers na for big luggages. Mostly backpack size lang sila. You can even fit in a few bags in the large lockers. Hope that helps! If puno na, you can ask the ladies in there where’s the nearest locker rentals, as well. There’s one in Disney too na parang one-two mrt stops from citygate. 🙂

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        Shiela
        April 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM

        Thanks a lot Richel. Super helpful 🙂

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    Airene
    April 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    This will help us a lot in our trip to hong kong this july. Am going with friends (we’re group of 7) doing a DIY trip.

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 24, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      Sounds fun. Hope you guys have a blast in HK! 🙂

  • Reply
    shane
    April 17, 2017 at 8:38 PM

    Hi! Sent you a PM regarding my query:) Thanks!!

  • Reply
    Vanessa
    April 16, 2017 at 4:49 AM

    Hi! Is the budget per pax? Or it is the budget na for the whole stay? 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      April 16, 2017 at 6:41 AM

      Hi Vanessa! The budget is for the whole stay for one person. 🙂

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        Vanessa
        April 16, 2017 at 9:07 PM

        Do you know where to shop for make up in HK?

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          Richel Vergara
          April 19, 2017 at 10:45 AM

          Hi Vanessa! Unfortunately, I have no clue where to shop for make-up in HK.

  • Reply
    JJdsUrriza
    April 10, 2017 at 1:19 PM

    Hi Rich,

    ask ko lang, nagpaplan kasi kami magHK on June 2017.. Basically wala kaming makuhang promo flights. 🙁 Sa reception ba mismo ng Disney kayo bumili ng ticket? Hoping for your feedback. Thanks 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      April 11, 2017 at 10:05 AM

      Hi Jennelyn! Nope. Bumili kami sa hostel na pinagstastayan namin since discounted siya. Most hostels sell discounted tickets for Disney or most attractions. There are also different shops around Tsim Sha Tsui selling discounted tickets. If all else fails, try buying at Klook.com! Hope that helps! 🙂

  • Reply
    Raymund John Salle
    March 17, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Awesome itinerary Richel about your trip to HK! 🙂 I’ve been creating one for our trip this April to HK and the information you’re provided is pretty helpful:) btw, if its not too much, could you send me an editable word doc of your itinerary? Thanks much! 🙂

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    polarisacompasswhenyoufeellost
    March 7, 2017 at 9:47 PM

    This is really very knowledgable post. Hong Kong is definitely in my To-Go-Once in a lifetime country and your blog will help me a lot.

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      March 8, 2017 at 11:33 AM

      Thank you! Hope you get to visit soon; it’s still my favorite country. 🙂

  • Reply
    rashi
    February 27, 2017 at 9:21 PM

    Hi, The cable car at Lantau Island is currently shut .. is it still worth visiting the Big Buddha.. and if yes how do you get there .

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      February 28, 2017 at 8:56 AM

      Hi! It’s still accessible to visit via bus or ferries. It would just take a little longer. If you’re into what Lantau Island is offering, I say go for it! More info here: http://wikitravel.org/en/Hong_Kong/Lantau.

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    Yanna
    February 17, 2017 at 5:54 PM

    Hi,

    I will be traveling to HK this May 2017 via travel agency 4d3n.
    Can you help me identify which places can I go during the free time I have in my itinerary?
    ** DAY 1 MANILA – HONGKONG
    Upon arrival at the airport, meet our representative and transfer to hotel, free time in the afternoon.
    DAY 2 HALF DAY CITY TOUR + OCEAN PARK
    After breakfast, proceed Compulsory Hong Kong City Tour (Garden of Stars, Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Mid-level of Victoria Peak, Jewelry Factory & Chocolate Shop). Proceed to OCEAN PARK in the afternoon.
    DAY 3 DISNEY LAND TOUR
    After breakfast, Proceed to DISNEY LAND Tour.
    DAY 4 HONGKONG – MANILA
    After breakfast, free time till transfer to airport going back to Manila**

    I really want to go to Lantau Island, but don’t know which day I should go.

    Looking forward to your recommendation.

    Thanks a lot! 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      February 17, 2017 at 7:51 PM

      Hi Yanna, do you happen to know the time of your flights going to and from Hong Kong? Also, where is your hotel located? Your days 2 and 3 are pretty packed; tho you can visit a night market after Disney Land. You can answer my questions here on my blog or you can send me at email at: contact@richelgoes.com 🙂

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        Yanna
        February 20, 2017 at 1:41 PM

        Hi again 🙂
        flight schedule is 7am MNL to HK and 11pm HK to MNL.
        Hotel at Rambler Garden 🙂

        • Reply
          Richel Vergara
          February 20, 2017 at 3:26 PM

          I would recommend going to Lantau Island on your last day – less crowded during mornings rather than afternoon! Copy our itinerary on our last day, shop or window shop at Citygate Outlet then return back to the city. Roam places around your hotel for the last few hours since you only need half a day on Lantau Island. On your first day, I would recommend visiting Markets. Ladies’ Market is one, you can easily spend two-three hours in here. You can also sneak in Wong Tai Sin temple before going to night markets. Or if you’re more into museums, you can do that too.

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    Joana
    February 8, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    Hi! planning to travel in Hong Kong soon. Your blog is really helpful. Ask ko lang, sa checked in baggage ba allowed magdala ng food and liquid items (ex. perfume, liquid foundation, other facial items in liquid form, nailcutter) Thanks!

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      February 8, 2017 at 7:24 PM

      Hi Joana! Yes, pwede magdala ng food and liquid items sa check-in baggage. Not sure on the nailcutter! Better leave that behind nalang. You can also bring food and liquid items sa carry-on, as long as 100 ml lang. 🙂

  • Reply
    Ivy Lou Medina
    February 4, 2017 at 11:22 AM

    Hi Richel.

    Thanks for this. Saved me a lot of time researching. 🙂

    Would you mind sending me the editable version in word so I can update the prices given our party? I have a kid travelling with me and his tickets are a little cheaper.

    My email add is ivy_lou_sanchez@yahoo.com.

    Thanks again! 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      February 10, 2017 at 6:58 PM

      Hi Ivy! Sorry it took me a while to reply to this. Unfortunately, my laptop is currently at the service center at this moment, along with all of my files. I’ll take note to send it to you once my laptop is fixed! 🙂

      Do let me know if you have any more questions, or send reminders. Hehe.

  • Reply
    jotabe
    February 2, 2017 at 2:44 AM

    hi rich, when did you go to hk in this itinerary? thanks

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      February 2, 2017 at 3:12 PM

      Hi! I went to Hong Kong last February 2016. 🙂

  • Reply
    mhannie89
    January 16, 2017 at 8:56 AM

    Wow. You got a very informative and definitely helpful itinerary. I love it. Thank you Richel!

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      January 16, 2017 at 10:15 AM

      Thanks! 🙂

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    jhona coloma
    January 12, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    Hi can I have your itinerary we will be having our HK tour in June, and we don’t know if we will be doing it with an agency or DYI. Since I saw your blog can I have a copy of your itinerary. Please send it to me via email. jhonalizacoloma@gmail.com it will be a great help for us since this will be our first travel abroad. Thank you and God Bless!

    • Reply
      Richel Vergara
      January 13, 2017 at 12:10 PM

      Hello, Jhona!You can actually download my itinerary here: http://richelgoes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Hong-Kong-4D3N-Itinerary.pdf

      Let me know if you have any more questions! 🙂

      • Reply
        Jhona Coloma
        January 13, 2017 at 12:14 PM

        Hi Ms. Richel. Thank you for the itinerary. it will be a great help for our HK tour. May i know where did you booked your hotel?

        • Reply
          Richel Vergara
          January 13, 2017 at 12:16 PM

          We booked through Agoda.com! But booking.com also works. 🙂

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    Elsa
    January 1, 2017 at 9:31 PM

    Hi Richel! Did you buy HKD currencies in the Phil or in HK? Thank you 🙂

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      Richel Vergara
      January 4, 2017 at 10:26 AM

      Hi Elsa! We bought all our HKD currencies in HK! I would suggest exchanging just enough here in the Philippines to cover the transportation cost then exchange the remaining in the Tsim Sha Tsui area. The exchange rate at HK airport is really low!

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    Fionna Cheuk
    April 15, 2016 at 5:07 AM

    omg you’re so organized. that itinerary is crazy good! that’s a lot of work put into it and i gotta bookmark this for my future hk trips

    http://www.fionnac.com

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      Richel V.
      April 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM

      Took me a couple of days to organize this post! Hahaha. Thanks, Fionna!

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    Viviene Kok
    April 14, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Definitely a hard post becasue you detailed everything out so well Rich! Very informative girlie! But seriously, $5o flight ticket to Hk is really cheap. Since I live in Malaysia, flying to HK would cost more than that oh dearrrrr x

    Real Life Nerd
    http://www.vivienekok.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 14, 2016 at 10:28 AM

      I try to make it as detailed as possible to be helpful! Haha! That’s true. The $50 roundtrip tickets was a steal; it’s usually around $100! Malaysia is farther away from HK! Have you been?

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        Viviene Kok
        April 14, 2016 at 10:33 AM

        Noooo haven’t been there yet! But I’m looking to pop over to HK perhaps for a weekend trip when I’m on a business trip to Guangzhou. Previously visited Macau during the weekends and HK this time round? Trips within trip. Another level of a travel bug 🙂

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          Richel V.
          April 14, 2016 at 11:13 AM

          Man, I wish I have business trips to another place! That would be so cool. I think you can do a lot in HK for 2 days and 1 day for Macau. We would’ve done a sidetrip to Macau if we didn’t go to both Disneyland and Ocean Park. 🙂

          Ps. Would you mind if I send you an email sometime about places to visit in Malaysia? Planning to do a visit soon or maybe even do a sidetrip from my SG trip. Just not sure where to go!

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            Viviene Kok
            April 14, 2016 at 12:56 PM

            Business trips indirectly helps my website 🙂 Being able to travel to places on behalf of our Company and also for my website (during the weekends hehe) is a beautiful oppurtunity! Yes dear, hit me up with an email I’ll help you out. x

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              Richel V.
              April 15, 2016 at 10:05 AM

              It is! I hope I get opporutinities like that soon. Thanks, Viviene! 🙂

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    blogtensia
    April 13, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    lovely post! <3

    xx Josephin
    Tensia

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 13, 2016 at 10:01 PM

      Thank you, Josephin! 🙂

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    Corinne
    April 12, 2016 at 3:50 AM

    Ohhh I’m so jealous, I’d love to go to Hong Kong, esp Disney! I’ve just clicked through to Singapore Universal Studios and I’m so jealous. I’ve been to the Florida Disney and Universal and Disneyland Paris and I’m slightly obsessed with them haha!

    Corinne x
    http://www.skinnedcartree.com

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 12, 2016 at 9:45 AM

      Ahhh. You’ve been to so many! I’d probably add all those to my itinerary once I finally do a Eurotrip and USA trip. Hong Kong Disneyland would probably seem small to you compared to those places! Haha.

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    Mitzie Mee
    April 12, 2016 at 2:54 AM

    That’s some really great advice for a budget trip to Hong Kong, and it seems like you squeezed in everything worth seeing and doing! I visited HK for the second time last year, and I’m almost embarrassed to say that I spent more in one day that you did on your entire trip:)

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 12, 2016 at 9:55 AM

      Thanks! We tried to do everything under a budget and it worked. What did you do in one day? I’m curious on where you spend that much money. Hahaha.

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    Joy Gen
    April 11, 2016 at 6:36 PM

    I wish I am as organize as you in doing itineraries… i’m the kind of traveler who doesn’t stick to my itinerary hahaha. so usually ended up saying ‘never mind if we skipped some attractions…’ at least I have a good reason of going back. It’s really a challenge for me, hopefully in my next trip I can make a detailed and organized itinerary. =)

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      Richel V.
      April 12, 2016 at 9:39 AM

      I don’t do detailed itineraries if I’m staying at a place for a week or more. I actually don’t have any itinerary for my Singapore trip next week since I’m staying for 9 days! Haha. But for four days like our HK trip, I have to make one or else we’ll only be able to visit few attractions. There’s still many we missed and I’m looking forward to come back!

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    Amy (@fourcatsplusus)
    April 11, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Great post! I would love to visit HK!

    Amy – fourcatsplusus.co.uk

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 11, 2016 at 6:12 PM

      Thank you, Amy! 🙂

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    Mira
    April 10, 2016 at 10:51 PM

    That’s a really helpful post, thank you for sharing – if I ever visit Hong Kong I’ll definitely come back to this post. I was shocked when I read the title of your blog because for a second I totally forgot you had a different currency and I thought ‘wow, 20k Euros is a really high budget’ haha. Taking public transport is a great way of saving money and so is bringing your own snacks! I usually make very loose travel itineraries but when I visited LA I made a really detailed one as travelling from A to B takes ages so it’s important to plan ahead. Oh and there is nothing worse than cockroaches in your room, we had that in London (it was a class trip) and we left after a day. xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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      Richel V.
      April 11, 2016 at 10:15 AM

      20K in Euro is more than enough for me to do a Eurotrip! Hahaha! I have a loose itinerary when visiting a place for a week or more but since our time here is very limited, we kind of have to follow an itinerary or else we’d be stuck hours in the place taking photos or eating! Cockroaches will ruin my trip. I don’t want them within 100 meters near me. I will freak out. Hahaha!

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    Esraa Bassiouni
    April 10, 2016 at 6:16 AM

    Great post sweetie.
    http://dressmecasual.blogspot.com.eg/

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      Richel V.
      April 10, 2016 at 2:46 PM

      Thank you! xx

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    Cielo Fronteras
    April 10, 2016 at 3:49 AM

    How fun! I miss HK and I love how you can go there and enjoy so many activities even on a budget! Wonderful post! =)

    – Cielo

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      Richel V.
      April 10, 2016 at 9:14 AM

      That’s very true! I was actually allocating PHP25K just for pocket money and was pleasantly surprised when I was still able to take home a couple hundreds Hong Kong dollar!

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    Melai
    April 10, 2016 at 2:30 AM

    I also use excel in my planning and expense summaries!! 🙂

    I wonder why a lot of Hong Kong locals still don’t know how to speak English, even conversational. It’s like Singapore, there are a lot of western tourists and expats working there, they should have been influenced at least a bit right? Communication was also one of the things we struggled with when we went there. Even basic words they don’t understand. Our taxi driver even called a translator before because he couldn’t understand us. Haha!

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      Richel V.
      April 10, 2016 at 9:09 AM

      I actually used Word for this since I’m still learning Excel. Hahaha. I can’t believe I’m an IT person that doesn’t know how to excel. :)))

      I wonder that, too. Even if they can only know enough to point out directions. Maybe it’s not taught in school? Idk. Singaporeans at least know conversational English. We haven’t tried any taxis while in Hong Kong. I wonder if they’ll need a translator, too. Hahaha.

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    Ania
    April 9, 2016 at 11:47 PM

    Wow! It’s nice 🙂 Have a good trip my dear 🙂

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 10, 2016 at 9:12 AM

      My trip is actually done last February. Hahaha. Thank you, anyway! 🙂

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    Cara
    April 9, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    This post is great! I really want to visit HK one day x
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply
      Richel V.
      April 9, 2016 at 6:54 PM

      Thanks, Cara! Hope you can step foot in that country soon!

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    Daniel
    April 9, 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Haha so glad you enjoyed the trip in HK! I’m HK people 😀

    Daniel x
    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez
    New Post: The white cap and hoodie

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      Richel V.
      April 9, 2016 at 5:45 PM

      Wow. I think you’re my first reader (who commented) that’s from Hong Kong! That’s so cool! I’m looking forward to come back. Thanks for dropping by on my blog. xx

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    Ambi
    April 9, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    very nice and helpful post 🙂 Have a nice weekend dear ! x
    http://www.ambiinwonderland.com

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      Richel V.
      April 9, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Thanks, Ambi! Have a nice weekend ahead. xx

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    Auradelle
    April 9, 2016 at 1:47 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this Rich. This is such a great post and super helpful. We’re planning an out of the country trip soon and this is very useful guide to use. How I wish I can be as adventurous as you are 🙂

    I’ve read all your blog posts about this series but wasn’t able to leave a comment coz I was just sneaking out during office hours. Haha.

    I’ll share this on my blog’s Facebook page and I hope you don’t mind. Hihi. Thank you again Rich for sharing your experiences with us and for this very helpful travel guide.

    All the love, Auradelle

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      Richel V.
      April 9, 2016 at 10:38 AM

      Hope this helps you if you plan to go to Hong Kong! I actually published this post during office hours. HAHAHAHA. Let’s not tell our bosses.

      Thanks for sharing this, Auradelle! 🙂

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    Leta (@TheNerdyMeBlog)
    April 8, 2016 at 9:13 PM

    This is such a helpful and informative post! I am a big bugged that people don’t speak English much in Hong Kong as I certainly know no Chinese. I think I would need a person who knows it with me to not get lost and stranded in there, haha 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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      Richel V.
      April 9, 2016 at 10:22 AM

      Thanks; that was my intent! I think if you have a sense of direction, you won’t be lost that much! Hahaha! 😉

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    Dianne
    April 8, 2016 at 9:04 PM

    Wooooww! I love how detailed your itinerary is! I have to bookmark this for future references, just in case. I haven’t been to any foreign countries, but we’re planning a Cebu trip next year, and none of us would want to volunteer to create an itinerary. haha! Well, it’s still far from today anyway.

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      Richel V.
      April 9, 2016 at 10:21 AM

      I want to be detailed because when I was searching for HK itinerary, I can’t find any who gives many deets! Hahaha! If I didn’t volunteer to create an itinerary, I’m sure we’ll be flying blind on our trip. Good luck on making your Cebu itinerary. Maybe you’ll share it and I can use it as reference for when I go to Cebu!

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