HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

Deep Water Bay is not the most beautiful beach in Hong Kong - but it is so easy to reach. It is just on the other side of the Aberdeen tunnel, and takes less than 15 minutes to reach from Causeway Bay. Minibus 40 is a quick and good option, otherwise taxis will take you… Continue reading Urban getaway: Deep Water Bay

New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hong Kong Forest Adventures

Two words: Outdoor playground. It should be so easy, but unfortunately it is not that easy here in Hong Kong. There are not many places that you can let your kids explore the surroundings and just play at a playground that is flexible, lets them independently choose what they do and learn to take/manage risks.… Continue reading Hong Kong Forest Adventures

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Ark Eden in Mui Wo

We've been to Mui Wo several times in the past, but we've never been to Ark Eden. This is an outdoor camp, in the mountains of Lantau. Actually, not sure if I should call it a camp - it is much more than that. The team running it does much more than taking out city… Continue reading Ark Eden in Mui Wo

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

Probably everyone knows of or has been to Repulse Bay Beach - but what many people don't know is that there are two quieter beaches close by. One is Middle Bay Beach and the other one is South Bay Beach. What I like about these beaches is that they are much quieter, the water is… Continue reading Urban getaway: South Bay Beach

HK Island, Neighbourhoods, Outdoor Activity

Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

Repulse Bay is such a great escape from the hustle and bustle of hectic Hong Kong. It is just on the South Side, so not actually far away - and if you go early on a weekend morning, it is not too crowded to enjoy. We usually arrive by 9am and leave by 11am when… Continue reading Urban getaway: Repulse Bay

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Around Violet Hill

Yes, I've been hitting the trail and exploring our surroundings. This time, a combination of the Wong Nai Chung Gap history trail, the Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path that runs around Violet Hill and the Tai Tam reservoir. This is a nice hike of roughly 13km, but apart from the steps up to the Wan… Continue reading Hiking: Around Violet Hill

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail

There are still so many hikes that I have not explored, one of them was the Wong Nai Chung Gap trail that had been on my list for a long time. I never realised how close it is to Parkview and how easy it is to get to (you can just start/finish at the petrol stations… Continue reading Hiking: Wong Nai Chung Gap Trail