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 various … Continue reading Hong Kong: Po Toi Island & Christmas

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 of … Continue reading Hong Kong: Hiking Again

Keep Calm and Occupy Central

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you'll know that Hong Kong has been all over the news recently as the Occupy Central protest movement heats up. It's a fascinating time to be living in the city, interacting with locals and watching history unfold in front of me. Interdisperse this with … Continue reading Keep Calm and Occupy Central

Hong Kong: Park Life

  I've always really loved big parks in cities. It's really odd that you come to a metropolitan city like Hong Kong and then immediately try to find ways to escape the hustle and bustle, but nowhere really quite gets that contrast like Hong Kong Park, near to Admiralty MTR station in the centre. The … Continue reading Hong Kong: Park Life

Hong Kong: First Impressions…

So I made it! After around 15 hours of travelling, two planes, a train and a somewhat dubious taxi, I arrived at my new home for the year last week. Hong Kong is everything I had imagined and more: skyscrapers as far as the eye can see signal a modern metropolis and yet the streets … Continue reading Hong Kong: First Impressions…