As per my BKK Trip, I am just gonna share my trip in numbers because I am not a fan of travelogues and I hope I did not miss out any details that you are interested in.
This is not my first visit to Hong Kong and I did not go to touristy places which might be the reason why my trip is even more budget than budget babe.
things I was allowed to buy at Ladies Street. Because my wife says everything is cheaper on Taobao which is true. #HappyWifeHappyLife
"Shake Shake Noodles" I ate (4HKD per ingredient. Add as much as you like)
Egg Tart I ate (10 HKD)
Polo Bun I ate (Don't remember sia)
Ji Dan Zai I ate (I think it was like 15 or 20 HKD)
Street Side Shark Fins I ate (Which I believe there's no real fins) (Also don't remember. below 20HKD)
2 is the number of
Smelly Tou Fu I ate (18HKD Each)
Grilled Sotong I ate (18HKD Each)
friends I bump into in Hong Kong ( AndyStorm! BELLO! and my expat friend Joy!!)
3 is the number of
Fried Pig Intestine I ate (12 HKD per sticks)
nights I spent at my Hotel - Silka Seaview, previously known as Dorsett Seaview
times I've been to Hong Kong
4 is the number of
days I spent in Hong Kong
5.45 is the number of
1 SGD to HKD Exchange rate I got from City Square Mall
7 is the number of
actually it the time. 7 freaking am is the time I see hooker along the street looking for business at temple street already.
9 is the number of
incense sticks we each used at Wong Tai Sin Temple! (Free "tourist" attraction")
13 is the number of
|because 4 by 3 is nicer then odd 13. teehee|
16 is the number of
HK post I uploaded on my IG
21 is the number of
HKD I spent on Porn Mag. It's not nice. I just bought it because I can. I left it in the hotel.
32 is the number of
HKD we spent for each set of breakfast at the famous Australia dairy company
75 is the number of
HKD I paid for a pint of beer
78 is the number of
HKD I paid for a superb kebab at Lan Kwan Fong (Another free tourist place that is a must go. People watching is fun!)
90 is the number of
HKD I paid for 2 pax for airport transfer. Basically it is a train from airport to city. Tickets purchased at the airport. Take 1 stop from airport to chin yi and switch train to go to Yau Ma Tei where my hotel was.
118 is the number of
HKD I paid for Data Sim Card at Airport. It gives you 8GB of data for 5 days! brand is 1010
179 is the number of
pictures I've shot and uploaded onto FB
281 is the number of
SGD I paid for my wife's 2 way air ticket on united economy. Not the cheapest because of the short notice period. Use SkyScanner to get best rate already!
300 is the number of
HKD I paid for 2 octopus card (Their EZ link card) with 100 HKD value and 50 HKD deposit each. Can be purchased at any MTR Station after transfer from Airport Transfer.
368.29 is the number of
SGD I paid for my hotel room which is located between Jordan station and Yau Ma Tei
472 is the number of
photos I've taken using my DSLR for this trip
1302 is the number of
my room at Silka Seaview
3887 is the number of
Total HKD we spent in 4 days
9999 is the number of
KG I think I put on after the trip.
835658123791527 is the number of
|Epic High 5 Miss.|
So the key to saving money for me is that I kept visiting "touristy" area that are free. Places that I've seen and heard on TV that I can kinda feel local culture without spending much money.
Goldfish market to look at pets
Wong Tai Sin to look for god
Temple Street to look at hookers, street singers and fortune tellers
Poland Street to look at local street
Wan Zai to look at clubs and strippers
Causeway Bay to look for Chen Hao Nan
Lan Kwai Fong to look for "喜爱夜蒲“
Sham Shui Po to look for "Law Ba"
So my trip was very driven by the HK Dramas that I've watched and I do like countries like this that is pretty fast paced where people dashes around and always requesting decision making very quickly but I guess this is just their lifestyle that I embrace on. I guess as long as you know that and don't take it personally and it will be okay?
I didn't even set out for this trip to be a budget trip but I guess it just turned out this way. And as you can see I really didn't do much shopping besides a few small gift for friends.
Hong Kong has always been and always will be like a 2nd home for me.
So do you love hong kong?