Friday, December 2, 2011

I got to go where?!

Hong Kong, folks. 
I got to go to Hong Kong. 
It was a once in a lifetime trip that I will never forget and am so thankful for!
Here's how we got there...

David and I decided before we left for the Philippines that we wanted to take a little vacay somewhere on the other side of the world since it would be a lot cheaper/easier to go while we were over there, instead of in America. 
We started researching destinations...Australia- so wonderful, but a little bit pricey for our budget, Tokyo- Even more pricey..., Singapore- pretty awesome, but not what we were looking for, Hong Kong- cheapest flight, world city, disneyland...perfect.
So, we used our vacation fund to plan the most wonderful trip!

We took about a thousand pictures (you think I'm kidding...), but I only posted 20 of them...give me a was hard to narrow them down!

After landing in the Hong Kong airport
Victoria's Peak. This is located on one of the highest mountains in Hong Kong. There are restaurants, shops, and great views!
At the top of the peak.
Eating at a local hole-in-the-wall chinese restaurant at Stanley Market. You know it's good when you are the only tourists there!
 Fish Balls!
 Braving the crowds and the ever-persistent vendors at the famous Ladies' Market. They sell everything from knock-off designer bags to fake iphones and beats headphones. Seriously.
The Hong Kong skyline. Wow. 
 Visiting Big Buddah.
It was so huge! These pictures don't do it justice. 
Eating at our favorite place...Cafe de Coral. It's a popular Hong Kong fast food restaurant where you can order boxes of raw meat and cook it right at your table. Why doesn't America have something like this? Oh yea, it's called "The Melting Pot," but instead of fast food prices...they charge you a million dollars. Lame.

Of course we went to Disneyland. 

It was so wonderful. 

Sleeping Beauty's Castle

The day we went to Disneyland was the grand opening of their new park "Toy Story Land." It was actually pretty awesome. AND we were in the second group of people to ride the new RC Racer ride. Legit. 

Also, everything was already decorated for Christmas. It was beautiful. Although, it was hard to get in the Christmas spirit when it was 78 degrees outside. 

David and I have officially been bitten by the travel bug...and not just any travel bug...the international travel bug. Pray for us...and our budget.

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