5 (More) Places to Escape Hong Kong

Last year I made a post of some of the best places to escape the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong. Since returning to the city in August, I’ve found a wealth of new places which ooze chill and beauty so I thought it was time to post an update. I’ve only just realised thatContinue reading “5 (More) Places to Escape Hong Kong”

Hong Kong: Camping in Sai Kung

Hong Kong has such a reputation for its lavish skyscrapers, its pokey apartments and its bustling streets that it’s so hard to remember that this place is also a natural ¬†wonder. Hong Kong is packed full of hikes, greenery and stunning beaches. A couple of weekends ago, a group of us experienced all three ofContinue reading “Hong Kong: Camping in Sai Kung”

Hong Kong: The Expat Factor

The past month has been so weird – my first month as an ‘official’ expat (though my badge is yet to arrive) has been hectic, stressful and involved countless journeys up, down and across Hong Kong. Now I’m finally settled in my new/old home, it’s only just dawning on me how wonderfully bonkers the pastContinue reading “Hong Kong: The Expat Factor”

Hong Kong is Home…

So this is it! After over 9 months of studying, travelling and exploring the wonderful city of Hong Kong, I’m finally getting ready to pack my bags and set off on a new adventure. Come next week, I begin my long 3 and a half month trek home via Asia. It’s a trip I’m hugelyContinue reading “Hong Kong is Home…”

5 Places to Escape Hong Kong

It’s funny how you can move to a dynamic city that never sleeps then spend the whole time you’re there finding places to ‘get away’ from it all and relax. I love the buzz of Hong Kong and I wouldn’t swap the adrenalin rush I get when walking amongst its streets for anything. But sometimesContinue reading “5 Places to Escape Hong Kong”

Hong Kong to Guangzhou

Another ‘reading’ week, another week of very little reading. There was no time for studying – I still had one remaining entry on my Chinese visa. When I visited China back in October, I’d flown up to the capital but this time I was seeing the country using my favourite method of travel – train.Continue reading “Hong Kong to Guangzhou”

Hong Kong: Big Buddha & The Peak

It wasn’t all sunning ourselves on the beach when Little Jack’s Little Mother came to visit last month. Not only did she take part in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Half Marathon (and get a damn good time to boot) but I also managed to give her a whistle-stop tour of some of Hong Kong’sContinue reading “Hong Kong: Big Buddha & The Peak”

Hong Kong: Po Toi Island & Christmas

Winter¬†has finally hit Hong Kong. The locals are dressing as if we’re in the Arctic and there’s a December chill in the air which means only one thing – Christmas is coming! Sadly, before my festivities can begin (in Asia’s very own answer to Lapland, the Philippines no less!) I have to tie up variousContinue reading “Hong Kong: Po Toi Island & Christmas”

Hong Kong: Beach Hopping in Sai Wan

Life’s been a bit more hectic recently, hence the lack of updates on the blog (though procrastination has come in the form of sprucing the site up and giving it a new look). I actually have to knuckle down and study for my degree (can you imagine?!). However, the allure of one of Hong Kong’sContinue reading “Hong Kong: Beach Hopping in Sai Wan”

Hong Kong: Hiking Again

Things have quietened down a bit now for me in Hong Kong as I’ve actually got to settle down and do what I came for (apparently it’s studying; I beg to differ) but life is still eventful. I experienced my first ever Halloween in a foreign country this weekend, as well as a couple ofContinue reading “Hong Kong: Hiking Again”