Hong Kong Trip Report
15th to the 22nd of May
We left Londons Heathrow Airport on a Cathay Pacific flight on direct route to Hong Kong. Flight was ok if you enjoy Asian movies and sub titles, only good thing was that the flight wasnt fully booked so we could move and spread out a bit more. Slept for a couple of hours before arriving at 13.20 in the Afternoon. After going through immigration and collecting suit cases, we came to the arrivals hall where I met someone who had my transfer details. A short wait one of the staff members started up a conversation asking why I was visiting Hong Kong during May as it was far too hot. Boarded a very cool air conditioned bus and we were on our way to the Hotel which was the Metropark in Causeway Bay. Journey took about an hour.
Upon arrival I had the staff run straight over to collect the luggage and guided me upstairs to check in. Check in was a breeze and I was handed a MTR map. I had a few hours before I needed to be at the Hong Kong Convention Centre for the James Blunt concert which I had pre booked tickets for before leaving the UK. So thought I would take the MTR over to Hong Kong Disneyland and pick up my Value Annual Passport which I would be using for the week. MTR station was only across the street from where I was staying and thanks to the map from the hotel it was easy enough to work out where I needed to go. First I purchased a Octopus Card, which was recommended. Journey took about an hour and involved two transfers, but I made it without getting lost or on the wrong train, so thats a result.
According to the Hong Kong Disneyland website I would be able to pick up my tickets from a dispensing machine, which I was unable to find. So I ended up going over to the booth and picking up the ticket from there!
Feeling kind of hungry by now I decided I would actually pop inside the park and find something to eat. Now Ive heard the only restaurant that sold western food was in Tomorrowland which I ended up going to and had a rather nice meal of chicken pieces and fries from Starliner Diner. Next I sneaked in a quick ride on the new its a Small World attraction and made my way to leave the park. On the way out I was sidetracked by the High School Musical show, which I caught a bit of before leaving. I will have much more on this park later including pictures.
Arriving back at the hotel I only had about an hour to get to the Hong Kong Convention Centre before the start time. So I grabbed the tickets and enquired about the quickest way to get to the Convention centre from here. Luckily it was only 2 stops on the MTR. Arriving at the Station I followed the sign to the where I needed to go. It was actually about a 20 minute walk passing though quite a few passage ways and up one or two escalators. Finding the right Hall I found the crowd outside waiting. Doors opened at 20.00 which was supposed to be the start time and the show didnt start until 21.00.
The actual show was really good and I recommend if you get a chance to go to one of his concerts, to do so. I dont have any actual footage of the show but others at the show have posted YouTube videos.
Leaving the show on a high I made my way back to the hotel and purchased a bottle of water from the 7 - Eleven store next to the hotel before calling it a night.