Onward To Shopping-less Hong Kong
By Angelica Bautista Viloria
(Family travelogue written on June 27, 2001)
Copyright © 2001 by Angelica Bautista Viloria and Manuel Viloria (photos). Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
When I was younger, the mere thought of Hong Kong brought two things to
mind: endless shopping and very good Chinese food. Now, having a kid can
really change one's perspective. We were in Hong Kong from April 30-May 5.
Apart from some mandatory pasalubongs (i.e. gifts that we Filipinos bring
home when we travel), we hardly did any shopping. This didn't stop us from
thoroughly enjoying our trip.
In the next few paragraphs, we will share with you the highlights of our
Hong Kong trip. As you will see, Hong Kong is not only for die-hard
shoppers but also for kids.
Places to Visit:
Half-day City Tour
Our package included a half-day city tour which went from 9am to 1pm. We
didn't get to learn much and didn't really appreciate the places we went to
since the stay in each place was quite short and there wasn't much
explanation either. It was also raining. We started the tour at Jewellery
City, a jewelry shop owned by Jackie Chan and which was run by a Chinese
who had Filipino ancestry and who had lived in Ilocos for years. It was
unnerving to hear him speak Tagalog and Ilocano all throughout. Didn't make
any purchases though and really could not understand why that should be
part of a city tour.