Our quick getaway with a 6 month old brought us through the streets, malls, trains, taxis and buses in Hong Kong! If you have not read about our time at Disneyland Hong Kong, read it here!
It was one of the most memorable trips because we had to overcome some CRAZY CRYING on our first night. We fed Matthias as usual and pat him in our arms until he fell asleep. Everything was completely normal. The moment we put him down on the bed, he SCREAMED like the world was about to end. This went on for 3 entire hours. We were exhausted and confused. What is wrong?!
It was much later that we realise, the bedsheets in the hotel felt COLD on his skin when we placed him down. We solved the problem by warming the bed (Papa the heater) and his muslin swaddle cloth on the bed. Phew! We finally got some sleep.
BAM!!!!! Cue *Baby screaming. He usually didn't move in his sleep but somehow Matthias fell off the hotel bed. He slept on a separate bed so we shifted the entire bed mattress onto the floor for him. It was too much drama in a night, we got him into long sleeves and pants the following night.
#Lesson learnt: Make sure the bed isn't too cold + Make sure the mattress is on the floor if there is no cot provided!
We spent the remaining time strolling along the busy streets of Hong Kong and went window shopping. Taking public transport was a breeze because people were really nice and gave up their seats to us! The carrier was a lifesaver because we were not affected by stairs or the need to find an escalator. Do avoid travelling during the peak hours if you don't like crowds. It can get quite crowded especially along the MTR Tsuen Wan line.
My favourite part was walking along the promenade of the Victoria Harbour! The breeze was nice and cold. Debra and Matthias weren't too keen about the cold air though. Do cover up if you are hanging around the harbour when it is windy.
Who says short trips cannot be fun? Our first day in Disneyland was enchanting! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves just being away from work and exploring a different city. (Other than the part we took 3 hours to figure out the bed was too cold for Matthias...)
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