Tue 11 Apr - Arrive in Hong Kong, meet with cousin Zhen and her husband. Make our way to Da Ma's house. Dinner with the cousins at some Chinese restaurant.
Wed 12 Apr - Head to Causeway Bay for dim sum. Supposed to go to the Peak but got turned off by the long queues at the tram station, so walked to the botanical gardens instead where we got caught in the rain and waited under a shelter for over an hour while babyAC napped. Shiok to be a baby. Think we had Thai food for dinner.
Thu 13 Apr - Went to Macau. The lobby of the hotel had lots of family friendly activities but babyAC and I had a nap while +3 and cousin Ming had coffee and chatted. Ming took me to the casino to have a look, then we had dinner at the food court.
Fri 14 Apr - Scrapped the plan to go around Macau in favour of lazing in after a yummy dim sum breakfast at YumCha. Discovered the use of a luggage bag belt to convert normal chairs into baby chairs! Dinner at Ming's restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui - Padang Indonesia Restaurant. Delicious Indonesian food.
Sat 15 Apr - Met Andi to go hiking at Tai Tum reservoir. It was an easy flat path and we walked for about 2 hours or so, before it started to get really hot. Took a cab to Stanley, and had Mexican food for lunch. Went back to Da Ma's place for a rest before heading out again for a seafood dinner somewhere in Kowloon. We had to take a ferry, then walk through shops and shops selling fresh seafood (cousin Ling and her husband chose the seafood), which would then be brought to your restaurant of choice where they'd prepare the meal. Fresh and oh so delicious, I wish I paid more attention to where we were!
Sun 16 Apr - Had breakfast at McDonalds because that's what +3 and his uncle used to do when he visited last time. HK McDonald breakfasts have macaroni soup! Then we packed our stuff and took the train to Disney. Checked in but the rooms weren't ready, so we left our luggage at the hotel and went to explore the park. Took some kid friendly rides, and waited while +3 took the more exciting ones, had overpriced lunch and dinner there and watched the night parade and fireworks.
Mon 17 Apr - There seems to be a running theme in our holidays that we always end up booking our trips when it coincides with the local long holidays. This time it was Easter and HK had Fri and Mon off. Andi and his daughter joined us at Disney, but babyAC was sleeping so +3 went ahead first, which was good cos that meant I got to rest as well, and they could take any ride without worrying about me waiting with babyAC. Had a late lunch at the hotel (not that much more expensive and better quality and comfort!) then went to the park by about 4+pm, just before Andi and his daughter went back home. Took some rides, and even managed to go for a few on my own. Went back to the hotel for an early night and dinner.
Tue 18 Apr - Enjoyed our buffet breakfast at the hotel, went back up to pack and made our way to the airport. BabyAC was having a temperature at night so we bought some kid panadol and gave him some after breakfast. He was rather miserable on the flight back and his fever had returned when we landed so we didn't stay out too late with the grandparents who had come to the airport to pick us up and have dinner together.
Brought babyAC to the doc on Wed and he had a mild throat inflammation. Got some more meds and a few days later, he's now feeling better. Poor boy though, falling sick twice in a short span of time.
All that fried food at the park and the lack of sleep made me have a cough as well, but I'm also on the mend. Phew.
I think my favourite part about this trip was getting to know the relatives better, and watch how babyAC interacts with them and is such a joyful spirit. And of course, I'm looking forward to more trips to HK in the future.