September 24, 2016. I turned 28 that day, and decided to go on a relaxed hike with friends complete with stunning coastal views. It's not cold enough to do Sunset Peak in September, so I thought this leafy walk would be perfect for a sunny, breezy day. And it was. Difficulty : Easy to Medium … Continue reading Easy Coastal Hike: South Lantau Country Trail
Start and end in two of Hong Kong's most beautiful beaches in this medium-difficulty hike, one of the most beautiful and rewarding I've done. Also, an anecdote below on how I almost drowned to death in Tai Long Wan (more like a cautionary tale). Distance: 6km Duration: 2.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate This is the first part of Maclehose Trail … Continue reading Beach Hike: Long Ke Wan to Tai Long Wan/Sai Wan Beach
And then it was like we were teenagers again, taking our bicycles to the creek with our friends and weaving through the trees singing songs from the nineties... Distance: 8km Duration: 1.5-2 hours Difficulty: SUPER EASY Scroll down for complete details on getting a bicycle, route map, food options, etc. I'm the kind of person who always wants to … Continue reading Cycling in Hong Kong: Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long (SUPER EASY)
It was almost completely dark that Saturday evening. I found myself - accidentally, unfortunately - hiking alone, desperately trying to find an exit point on MacLehose Trail Stage 10. My phone was dead, and I had no torch to light the way. I was on my 19km mark, exhausted and scared, when I saw a … Continue reading Long & Easy Hike from Tuen Mun MTR: MacLehose Trail Stage 10
Here's a post to celebrate FEARLESS FRIDAYS!! Once upon a time I promised someone in a letter that I would do the Macau Tower jump with him. I never thought that day would come, but it did. Actually, I cheated. I went all the way up there and chickened out of the Bungy, so instead I … Continue reading Macau Tower Jump: Would you do it?
Hong Kong Trail Sec. 5 & 6 Distance: 8km Time: 3-4 hours (Medium pace. We had a few rest stops. Can do chin ups/leg ups/press ups at Windy Gap.) Starting Point (2 options): Cab to Parkview in Tai Tam. Get off at the start of the Hong Kong trail right before Parkview. You'll see the … Continue reading Medium (Difficulty) Hike: Park View to Tai Tam Tuk Reservoir
**UPDATE (March 11, 2015): I discovered a "new", easy route to The Peak from Central/Admiralty via the Central Green Trail Distance: 5km Time: Around 1.5-2 hours There are many ways to hike to Victoria Peak, and the paths vary in length, steepness, roughness, popularity, etc. This has to be my favourite way to get up … Continue reading Easy to Medium Night Hike: Mid-Levels West/Hong Kong University to Victoria Peak via Pok Fu Lam/Lung Fu Shan
A couple of months back, on a nebulous afternoon (will it rain or will it not rain?), Joyce and I went on a last minute trip to Big Wave Bay in Shek O. Shek O is the more popular beach because there are more establishments, transportation options, full-service BBQ areas, etc., while Big Wave Bay … Continue reading Hong Kong Adventures: Big Wave Bay Scenic Walk