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

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)

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: 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: Wetland Park & Ha Pak Nai

As typhoon season came to an end, we had quite a bit of rotten weather at the end of last week, but it cleared over the weekend in time for my next trip. After visiting Lion Rock, I'd been on top of Hong Kong in one sense, now it was time to be on top … Continue reading Hong Kong: Wetland Park & Ha Pak Nai

Hong Kong: Hiking Lion Rock

A very superficial advantage to China's influence on Hong Kong is all the holidays we seem to get and last week we got a double whammy. Wednesday was National Day, celebrating 65 years of the PRC (and when many of the protests came to a head), whilst Thursday was the Double Ninth (Chung Yeung) Festival … Continue reading Hong Kong: Hiking Lion Rock