Yes...the long-awaited trip to Hong Kong finally came. It has been one and a half years since I last visited Hong Kong and being the 5th trip to this beautiful country as well as the 1st trip to HK Disneyland, I was pretty excited cos it has been my dream to visit Disneyland. However, this trip also included 2 nights stay in Shenzhen and the itinerary there seems boring, I wasn't quite too happy to waste time there but then again, I guess I shouldn't complain too much since this is a sponsored trip.
Was at the airport by 7 a.m.as our flight was at 9.15 a.m. Ever notice how we are deprived of good and affordable food in KLIA?? I suggested to have the breakfast set at Delifrance (do I have a choice?) which consists of half a baguette, scrambled eggs and bacons with a cup of coffee and a cup of orange juice. Priced at RM14, you decide whether it's worth the money or not.
Flight was pleasant and surprisingly, breakfast served was good too. I chose the Mushroom Omelette which came with a nicely done omelette with chicken sausage, hash brown and overcooked Snowpea (sob sob, I was missing Pea so much at that moment). I finished my portion almost immediately. The lady who sat beside me also finished hers as fast as I was. Thumbs up!
Upon arrival, we were driven to Disneyland Hollywood Hotel for high-tea. Wow...you won't believe how excited I was. The cafe is so beautiful and the theme of course, Mickey Mouse. You will see Mickey Mouse everywhere; from wall paper to paintings, chairs to uniforms of the waitresses. And background music was blasting with M.I.C.K.E.Y ..M.O.U.S.E....so cute!
However, total disappointment with the food served. As the whole cafe was booked by Public Mutual (there were 7 groups arriving same day) and to cater for a Muslim group, all food served was Malaysianized!! Imagine my face when I saw Nasi Briyani, Kari Mee and Mee Mamak being served!! *JAWS DROPPING* No chicken, no beef, no pork!! All fish!! And am not a big fan of fish!! So I stuffed myself with bread and more breads!!
After the high-tea, we boarded the coach and head to Shenzhen, China. It took about less than an hour to reach the HK Immigration exit point and from there about 5 mins to Shenzhen Immigration entry point. So near yet I felt so much difference between the two countries. What are the differences? I will tell you as read on, probably not in this post but in later post.Our tour guide from Shenzhen was a funny nice guy named Charles. I had trouble catching what he said cos he talked real fast and ermm...funny accent too. For the first 10 minutes, he was introducing the places we passed by and he kept saying this: "That arrow on your left is called.....and the arrow on your right is called......". I was busy locating the arrow he mentioned and finally realised that he actually meant 'area'. LOL!
Dinner was at a restaurant inside the Cultural Village itself called Tian YiGe Restaurant. Sorry to disappoint you guys, this is the only meal (when dine in group) I managed to take photos cos the rest of the people were way too fast in grabbing the food. Food in Shenzhen also quite disappointing so after a while, I just gave up on snapping photos. Don't worry, I will still featured some yummy photos that Hubby and I had on our own.
TO BE CONTINUED.......