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

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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, Hong Kong, 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

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Dragon’s Back (revisited)

Yes, this is the most famous hike of Hong Kong: the Dragon's Back. The “Dragon” got its name from the trail’s ups and downs between Shek O Peak and Wan Cham Shan. I'm sure everyone has heard of it or done it before... and I have done it numerous times, in summer and winter, in… Continue reading Hiking: Dragon’s Back (revisited)

HK Island, Hong Kong, Kowloon, New Territories, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Book tip: Hong Kong for Kids

I discovered great titles at the Hong Kong Public Library - one of them is "Hong Kong for Kids - A Parent's Guide". It is by Cindy Miller Stephens and she wrote it after she noticed that there was no such guide around, and she kept asking friends and mums about some recommendations on what to… Continue reading Book tip: Hong Kong for Kids

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Day hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen

I've done this hike a few times at night, but never in daytime... so after walking along Bowen Road, we decided to continue uphill to Wan Chai Gap road and from there go down the Aberdeen Nature Trail to Aberdeen. It's a fairly short hike, around 6km, but a very scenic one. Here's a short… Continue reading Day hike: Wan Chai to Aberdeen