Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail: Hong Kong’s Hidden Gem

It never ceases to amaze me how, after almost 2 years of living in Hong Kong and hiking most weekends, it still has the ability to present exciting new¬†trails which I’ve never heard of before. I found this particular trail simply whilst browsing on Google Maps and noticing a hiking route crossing through Tai LamContinue reading “Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail: Hong Kong’s Hidden Gem”

20 Brilliant Hong Kong Hikes (Part 2)

A month ago I posted the first part of a post detailing my top hikes in the trekking oasis that is Hong Kong. Here I continue my countdown, in no particular order, of my favourite places to escape from it all in this sprawling metropolis…

Hong Kong: Nam Sang Wai

I feel like a broken record when I say one of the things I adore about Hong Kong is the ease at which you can escape the skyscrapers and blaring car horns and end up surrounded by utter tranquility. When the weekend came about in all its sunny glory, I decided to soldier on throughContinue reading “Hong Kong: Nam Sang Wai”

20 Brilliant Hong Kong Hikes (Part 1)

Before I came to Hong Kong, I had never hiked. In fact, my idea of exercise was opening a tin of Aldi pasta sauce (and if you’ve ever tried it, you’ll know how much of a workout that can be). It was probably one of the biggest surprises to me that Hong Kong is ladenContinue reading “20 Brilliant Hong Kong Hikes (Part 1)”

Hong Kong: Po Lo Shan (Pineapple Mountain)

I’ve become slightly addicted to hiking in Hong Kong at the moment. The weather for the past couple of weeks has been absolutely glorious – clear blue skies but a drop in temperature have meant I can still marvel at Hong Kong’s vistas without melting into a puddle of sweat. As I’m doing more hikesContinue reading “Hong Kong: Po Lo Shan (Pineapple Mountain)”

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”

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: 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”

Countdown: My Top 10 Buddhas…

Yesterday I headed over to the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin in the New Territories. There truly is a weird and wonderful Buddha for every occasion. It was a tough call, but I’ve managed to narrow down my favourites down to a select few. So here are my best-loved Buddhas, from the celebrity dopplegangersContinue reading “Countdown: My Top 10 Buddhas…”