Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Buffalo Hill

Yesterday I joined the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group for a hike in the New Territories, between Sai Kung and Sha Tin. We hiked about 10km and it took us 5 hours, as we had to climb the 600m high Buffalo Hill and descended on undefined path with lots of rubble, stones and overgrown grass.… Continue reading Hiking: Buffalo Hill

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Tai O to Tung Chung

I've done this hike a few times in different directions, most recently from Tung Chung to Tai O (see this blog post here). It is a fairly easy hike as it is all very flat, just a little long with 13km. I started the hike by strolling through Tai O - I really like this… Continue reading Hiking: Tai O to Tung Chung

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Infinity Pool

There's a natural infinity pool on Lantau and it's not the best kept secret. Quite a lot people know about this place, so it was not surprising that it was quite packed when we visited it last Saturday. We walked from Shek Pik to Tai O (here's the full post) and just before we hit… Continue reading Hiking: Infinity Pool

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Shek Pik to Tai O

Yesterday I joined a group of fellow hikers who were all ready to explore the South of Lantau Island. We started off at the Shek Pik reservoir and walked parts of the Lantau Trail backwards, stages 7 and 8, to reach Tai O. The hike was 18km long and it was hot and sunny, so… Continue reading Hiking: Shek Pik to Tai O

Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Heat stroke prevention

One thing we discussed in quite some detail during our first aid session for hikers (see my post yesterday) was the prevention of heat strokes. Because once it happens, it's often too late to stop and it can be a very dangerous, life-threatening situation. It occurs when a person becomes dehydrated and their body temperature… Continue reading Hiking: Heat stroke prevention

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Discovery Bay to Mui Wo and back

A few days ago I decided to hike on Lantau again. There was no MeetUp group meeting that I wanted to attend, so I just decided to go on my own. Given it was broad daylight, there were lots of hikers out there, I had enough water and a map plus my RoadID (a tag… Continue reading Hiking: Discovery Bay to Mui Wo and back

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Tung Chung to Mui Wo

I know it seems crazy that I'm hiking so much in this hot temperature - but I'm really enjoying it. Not just the exercise, but also meeting other fellow hikers. Two weekends ago I joined the MeetUp group for a hike from Tung Chung to Mui Wo. It was an easy hike and I could… Continue reading Hiking: Tung Chung to Mui Wo

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: MacLehose Trail Stage 3

Slowly but surely we are continuing in our quest to hike the MacLehose Trail. A few days ago, Monica and I met up again to travel all the way to Sai Kung (via Diamond Hill MTR station) and took a taxi to take us to the starting point on Pak Tam Road. It was good… Continue reading Hiking: MacLehose Trail Stage 3

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Sunny Bay to Disney

Same Saturday, but another hike - after my Hong Kong Island hike I decided to travel to Sunny Bay and join the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group there. Together, we'd explore an off-the-beaten path to Disney. Just in time to watch the fireworks. A group of eager hikers met at the station and we all… Continue reading Hiking: Sunny Bay to Disney