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)

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)

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

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: 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's … Continue 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 dopplegangers … Continue reading Countdown: My Top 10 Buddhas…