Day Trip to Macau

Trip Report: A Week in Hong Kong
Tip: Use Klook in Asia + Chase Merchant Code
Lantau Part 1: Ngong Ping 360, Big Buddha and Tai O
Lantau Part 2: Hong Kong Disneyland


Macau is…different. Some people call it the Las Vegas of China, but that’s not entirely correct. You won’t see Elvis impersonators, strip club promoters, or barefoot bachelorettes on the streets of Macau. The resorts manage to be extremely refined and luxuriously extra. There’s plenty of high stakes gambling, luxury malls, and Michelin starred restaurants; but there’s also leftover Portuguese architecture and meandering alleys with Chinese street food.

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Lantau Part 2: Hong Kong Disneyland

Trip Report: A Week in Hong Kong
Review: United Economy SFO-HKG
Tip: Use Klook in Asia + Chase Merchant Code
Lantau Part 1: Ngong Ping 360, Big Buddha and Tai O


Note: I’m splitting our day in Lantau into two blog posts. We did Lantau (Parts 1 and 2) in one day which was doable but tiring. You can easily dedicate a day to each part.

When I was a child growing up in LA, my dad worked for Disney. One perk of being a Disney employee is free entrance to Disneyland, so I spent a lot of time there! I love Disneyland and when I found out there was a Disneyland in Hong Kong, I had to check it out!

Due to jetlag, we woke up at 7am. Disneyland didn’t open until 10:30am, so we decided to do Ngong Ping 360 + Big Buddha + Tai O in the morning, then go to Disneyland in the afternoon.

We took the Tung Chung line to Sunny Bay station, where we transferred to the Disneyland Resort line.

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Lantau Part 1: Ngong Ping 360, Big Buddha and Tai O

Trip Report: A Week in Hong Kong
Review: United Economy SFO-HKG
Tip: Use Klook in Asia + Chase Merchant Code


Note: I’m splitting our day in Lantau into two blog posts. We did Lantau (Parts 1 and 2) in one day which was doable but tiring. You can easily dedicate a day to each part.

Thanks to jetlag, we were awake at around 7am. We took the subway to the Tung Chung station on Lantau Island (from HK island, it takes about an hour). The gondola entrance is right next door to Tung Chung station.

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Review: United Economy SFO-HKG

Trip Report: A Week in Hong Kong


TL;DR: 15 hours in economy is tolerable for daytime flights. Bring extra food with you, and pray for an empty middle seat.

  • United 869
  • SFO – HKG
  • Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
  • Seat: 35J (Economy)
  • Depart: 1:15pm Mar 2, 2018
  • Arrive: 8:30pm Mar 3, 2018

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Trip Report: A Week in Hong Kong

I just got back from a weeklong vacation in Hong Kong, traveling with my friend E. We had a great time and agreed that Hong Kong is an excellent destination for US-based travelers. Read More