Hong Kong: The Expat Life – Part 2 (Life as a NET)

A couple of months ago I wrote a post outlining my initial return to Hong Kong last year and my training with educational NGO Chatteris Education Foundation. In this post, I'll go into detail about my day to day working life as a Native English Teacher (NET) here in Hong Kong: the highs and the lows; … Continue reading Hong Kong: The Expat Life – Part 2 (Life as a NET)

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 Lam … Continue reading Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail: Hong Kong’s Hidden Gem

Hong Kong: The Expat Life – Part 1 (Teacher Training)

I realised that I've been teaching in Hong Kong for nearly 8 months now and yet I've never done a proper blog post about what my job entails and the pros/cons etc. Obviously teaching is a great gateway to travel and I feel like Hong Kong can often be overlooked by TEFL applicants in favour … Continue reading Hong Kong: The Expat Life – Part 1 (Teacher Training)

15 Brilliant Hong Kong Hikes (Part 2)

A month ago I posted the first part of a post detailing my top 15 hikes in the trekking oasis that is Hong Kong. Here I conclude my countdown, in no particular order, of my favourite places to escape from it all in this sprawling metropolis... Maclehose Trail Section 6 || Duration: 2 hours || … Continue reading 15 Brilliant Hong Kong Hikes (Part 2)

15 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 laden … Continue reading 15 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 hikes … Continue reading Hong Kong: Po Lo Shan (Pineapple Mountain)

Hong Kong to Shenzhen: So Near Yet So Far…

In many ways, Hong Kong is perfectly located to go on weekend jaunts to other places. In other ways, it's actually one of the most isolated places in Asia. The only border it shares is with gigantic China above, with all other international trips requiring a flight. Of course, having the fourth biggest country in … Continue reading Hong Kong to Shenzhen: So Near Yet So Far…

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 that … Continue 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 of … Continue reading Hong Kong: Camping in Sai Kung