This unbelievably beautiful stream trek on Lantau Island turned into what felt like the pilot episode of Survivor Hong Kong after we decided to keep going when the path disappeared and turned vertical... Difficulty: Extremely difficult and dangerous Distance: Some 10km Duration: 5 hours We were a group of six reasonably fit guys and gals in … Continue reading Stream Trekking in Hong Kong: Wong Lung Hang on Lantau Island
My personal experience trying SMP or Scalp Micro-Pigmentation in Hong Kong with HIS Hair Anyone who knows me knows that I'm big on anything and everything beauty. I test and try out as many treatments, products and procedures as I possibly can, volunteering to be a guinea pig for several studios and therapists from Brazilian waxing … Continue reading Hair Transplant vs. Scalp Micro Pigmentation in Hong Kong?
Eight years in Hong Kong, and I finally tried that obscure "dinner on a boat" in the Typhoon Shelter just off Causeway Bay. Am I glad I did it? Yes! Was it worth the money? Yes! Would I do it again? Probably not! Would I recommend it? Yes! (Especially if you like seafood with a … Continue reading REVIEW: Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Dinner on a Boat
I stumbled upon this "Secret Island" while checking ferry schedules to Tap Mun (Grass Island). There was a kaito (water taxi) that departed from Sai Wan Ho on Island East to a place I've never heard before: Tung Lung Chau. Little did we know we were in for such beauty on the most perfect of spring … Continue reading Hong Kong’s Best Kept Secret Island: Tung Lung Chau
Hong Kong may be experiencing a heatwave downtown, but you'll be surprised at how cool it can get in the forest landscapes of Kowloon north(west). Last weekend we headed to Kap Lung (west of Tai Mo Shan) for a dose of much needed green scene... Distance: 4km Duration: 1.5 hours Difficulty: Super Easy (downhill) The Kap Lung Forest Trail … Continue reading Shady Summer Hike: Kap Lung Forest Track (Easy/Beginner)
Ever get that itch to kill zombies that just won't go away? If you know what I'm talking about, READ ON. This is about to get exciting... *Note: All the videos have the same intro but different clips The part where you have to avoid the deadly laser beams passing overhead https://youtu.be/_L6rHfUoDzo It was one … Continue reading Zombie-slaying in Hong Kong with Sandbox VR
What do you do when it starts to get way too hot to hike yet you want to get out and into Hong Kong's great outdoors? How about... bird watching? "Avid birder" or not, the Mai Po Nature Reserve managed by WWF Hong Kong is well worth exploring for a few hours. It will take you … Continue reading Mai Po Nature Reserve: Outdoor Activity (Hong Kong’s Night Safari!)
Hiking in a bikini, anyone? With summer in full steam, it's time to check out Hong Kong's many beautiful islands. But if you're not a sunbather like me, you'll be wanting to go an adventure without passing out from heat stroke. Cue Sharp Island, arguably home to the 852's clearest waters... Distance: 2.5km Duration: 1 hour … Continue reading Summer Island Hike: Sharp Island, HK’s Clearest Water?
On the northern edge of Pat Sin Leng Country park, we took two country trails that intersected rivers, streams, farmland and mountainside... Distance: 2.5 km + 5.5 km = 8km total (plus short connecting walk) Difficulty: 3/4 Duration: 3.5 hours If you're still up for hiking in this hot, hot heat as we were (mainly to get … Continue reading Summer hike: Streams, rivers, waterfalls of Pat Sin Leng
More than just a summer hike, this one takes you through rivers and streams with giant rocks perfect for sunbathing, or shaded ones where you can read a book at leisure... Duration: 1 hr 30 Distance: 3km Difficulty: 2/4 We spent a wholly satisfying day yesterday at the Plover Cove Country Park doing a baby hike that took … Continue reading Great Summer Hike: Waterfalls and Tree Cover at Wu Kau Tang Country Trail