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    Tutubi's Backpacking Hong Kong Tour Itinerary

    Yes, Tutubi went to Hong Kong a few moons ago and will be blogging about the trip that took him to Newton Kowloon in Mongkok, took pictures at the historic square of the Golden Bauhimia, danced with Mickey Mouse and friends in Hong Kong Disneyland (even if he's not really into it), posed with Jacky Chan, mingled with famous denizens of the city, took the peak tram to Victoria, marveled at the wonderful Hong Kong skyline, made a pilgrimage to and ancient village of Ngong Ping 360, meditated at Po Lin Monastery, traced the trail of the Wisdom Path, cruised the passed by an old fishing village, went shopping for surprisingly cheap signature goods at Citygate Outlets, Ladies and Flower market, met pinoy OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) congregating, Little Quiapo, and made a journey dubbed by National Geographic as one of the 50 places of a lifetime.

    golden bauhimia hong kong

    What made the trip different from the usual Hong Kong trip was that Tutubi, having an insatiable thirst for history and anything historic, visited the place where Jose Rizal lived in Hong Kong, where the Philippine national hero held his clinic, the street where Jose Maria Basa lived in exile and the hill where Marcela Agoncillo sewed the first Philippine flag to be unfurled by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo later in Kawit, Cavite during the Philippine Declaration of Independence

    hong kong disneyland

    Join Tutubi in his journey as he tours modern Hong Kong, brought under British rule in an ignominious war for opium, now reverted to China. He will present his tour as if you were with him, with the usual travel tips and warnings so you will not fall into the same tourist traps, share his budget and ways to maximize your hard-earned money for it not to go into the hands of short-changing tour operators Hong Kong is notorious of.

    To be continued...

    See also:

    Hong Kong City Tour
    Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Disneyland
    Jose Rizal in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong in Philippine History
    OFWs in Hong Kong
    Duk Ling: A Free Tour of Victoria Harbour
    Victoria Harbour Cruise
    A Symphony of Lights
    Ngong Ping 360, Big Buddha, Po Lin Monastery, Wisdom Path


    posted by GingGoy @ 9:20 PM,


    At Aug 17, 2007, 8:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh, this will be an exciting future entries! Ive never been inside HK (airport only while waiting to transfer flight) I'm looking forward!

    Have a good weekend, Tutubi!!

    At Aug 17, 2007, 10:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've never been to Hongkong. I didn't realize that Rizal lived there. My history knowledge is very rusty. Shame on me.

    At Aug 18, 2007, 2:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I haven't been to Hong Kong yet, so I'm really looking forward to the rest of this series :D

    At Aug 18, 2007, 9:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I've never visited Hong Kong and don't have any intention to do at the moment. Though fascinated with the city lights at night, still I prefer other places.

    However, I can't wait for your posts. It may change my mind ... Hehe!


    At Aug 18, 2007, 11:22:00 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

    Look forward to see your pictures of HK.

    At Aug 18, 2007, 1:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ah Hong Kong, the great weekend getaway for the loaded Manilan. ;o)

    Cant get enough of this place!

    At Aug 19, 2007, 1:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    looking forward to your hk entries =)

    At Aug 19, 2007, 11:19:00 PM, Blogger Tinunuy said...

    We'll look forward to your next post about HK. Ingats! :)

    At Aug 20, 2007, 6:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sige dre... share mo sa amin hehe.. di pa rin ako nakarating ng hk...

    At Aug 20, 2007, 7:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    grabe tutubi. when i read "citygate", my heart skipped a beat. naloka talaga ako sa shopping dun. where else can you buy ORIGINAL nike free, trail with gortex, running shoes, 360, adidas climacool, etc for 1680?! nike and adidas bags for 600. roxy bikinis at 50% off. la coste bags for 1800, wallets for 300.. pesos yun ha. and samsonite at 70% off. may bally and rockport outlet na rin dun. hay. favorite mall ever (i'm a shoe addict). hihimatayin ako hehehe =P

    ps. if anyone knows where we can find a better bargain, please let us know =)

    At Aug 20, 2007, 10:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    okay sa trip a! :p

    At Aug 21, 2007, 12:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Loved the shots! Keep us updated tutubi! Ingat

    At Aug 22, 2007, 5:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Interesting preview there. Ang laki rin pala ng connection ng Phil history sa HK

    At Aug 22, 2007, 7:52:00 PM, Blogger Any given madness said...

    i love the mickey mouse pics. its sad, dark and gloomy. like a lost of childhood.

    At Aug 23, 2007, 4:55:00 PM, Blogger dodong flores 도동 플로오리스 said...

    Hi, Tutubi!
    Looking forward...

    At Jun 18, 2008, 11:28:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    nice to find this HK post as I have been looking forward to going there before the year ends :)

    At Jul 30, 2009, 10:01:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    hi! tutubi next time you go backpacking in hong-kong try visit venetian hostel! its in tsim sha tsui. a lot of filipinos are staying in this hostel cheap and clean. close to places to shop and sightseeing. avenue of star is just a few minutes away. harbor city, kowloon park and very accessible pa.

    At Jul 30, 2009, 10:08:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

    hi! tutubi have you tried staying in hostels when you went backpacking in hk? i stayed at one of the best hostels in tsim sha tsui. i stayed at usa hostel. cheap and clean place to stay. close to everything shopping and sightseeing..very accessible. avenue of stars, star ferry and harbor city mall minutes away lang. and lots of filipinos are staying there as well so mas marami ka makakasabay sa pamamasyal.....

    At Jul 31, 2009, 9:26:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    edel mae, nope. stayed at a hotel in mongkok. will try to find it out. in hk all you need is to look for cheap accommodations near an MTR station and it's very easy :P

    At Nov 6, 2011, 1:46:00 PM, Anonymous rona said...

    hi, i wonder where exactly in mongkok did you stay? ill be in hongkong this february, and ive been scouting for cheap but good rooms. thank you!

    At Jan 25, 2012, 12:21:00 PM, Anonymous buen said...

    hi it safe to book hotel online and disclose credit card details?

    At Jan 25, 2012, 12:40:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    buen, depends on the site. presence of https ang some security features so it depends on site to site basis.


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