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: 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 past … Continue reading Hong Kong: The Expat Factor

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 sometimes … Continue reading 5 Places to Escape Hong Kong

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's … Continue 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 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