I am well versed with the challenges that come with trying to bond with a larger than average family. But those challenges get magnified infinitely when your family is sprinkled across several continents. Disgruntled aunts and uncles chide you for not keeping in touch regularly, cousins are busy with their own lives, and nephews and nieces grow up alarmingly fast. So when my family finally decided to meet after more than a decade, and actually make a vacation out it, I wasn't sure if I was more excited or nervous. A family reunion with aunts and uncles I hadn't met in forever, seemed unfamiliar and somewhat daunting.
I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered we were going to Hong Kong for the reunion, but my surprise quickly turned into enthusiasm when I was told we were going to visit Ocean Park Hong Kong! Being an amusement park fanatic and an animal lover, it had been my lifelong dream to go to Ocean Park because hey, YOLO! This is a unique combination of a marine mammal park, oceanarium and animal theme park, all in one! Not only was this going to be an incredible learning experience, but it'd be the perfect way to reconnect with the family. I was chuffed, nervous and eager – all at once!
So without further ado, let me present to you our top Ocean Park attractions that not only left us wanting more, but helped us bond in way I didn't think possible!