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

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: MacLehose Trail Stage 2

Together with my friend Monica, we decided to continue hiking the MacLehose Trail. It's a fantastic trail, with amazing scenery and landscape. But the only challenge is that the stages 1-4 are so far away from where we live... it would almost be quicker to fly to Bangkok then to take the ferry, MTR, bus… Continue reading Hiking: MacLehose Trail Stage 2

Arts, Exhibitions & Performances, Hong Kong, New Territories

Fabergé exhibition in Hong Kong

For the first time ever in Hong Kong, Fabergé eggs are on display. The Moscow Kremlin Museums and Fersman Mineralogical Museum of Russia have loaned four eggs and more than 200 other items created by the famous master jeweller and goldsmith, Peter Carl Fabergé (1846-1920), to the Heritage Museum. The exhibition spotlights more than 200… Continue reading Fabergé exhibition in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Arriving at Starling Inlet (Part 3)

This is the third and final part of our hike, which started on Chi Sum Road (here's the first part and the second part). After 12km hiking we reached the Tai Wan Bay. This is at the Starling Inlet, which is a bay in the North-East of Hong Kong. The whole body of water falls… Continue reading Hiking: Arriving at Starling Inlet (Part 3)

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Food stall and mangroves

During our hike in the New Territories we passed many abandoned village houses and empty houses - there were no places to recharge your batteries by eating a snack and having a drink. However, shortly before we hit the Starling Inlet, we finally passed a little food stall that was open and in business. At… Continue reading Food stall and mangroves

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: From Lai Chi Wo to Wu Kau Tang (Part 2)

This is the second part of our hike, which started on Chi Sum Road (here's the first part). After our Poon Choi lunch and silk tofu dessert we continued with our hike. We walked through the village and exited through the Feng Shui woods at the back. We walked through a forest area and crossed… Continue reading Hiking: From Lai Chi Wo to Wu Kau Tang (Part 2)

Hong Kong, New Territories

Soft tofu dessert

After our Poon Choi lunch in the Lai Chi Wo Hakka village I tried one of their specialties for dessert: Douhua, which is very soft tofu. It is also referred to as tofu pudding and soybean pudding. The old ladies in the village made it in a big pot and sold it in a bowl… Continue reading Soft tofu dessert

Hong Kong, New Territories

Poon Choi aka Big Bowl Feast

Poon Choi is also known as a Big Bowl Feast and a traditional type of dish originating from Hong Kong village Cantonese cuisine. I never had the opportunity to try it before, but when we hiked to Lai Chi Wo, Annie from the MeetUp group had organised this fantastic meal in advance. The lunch was… Continue reading Poon Choi aka Big Bowl Feast

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Lai Chi Wo in the New Territories

After about 90 minutes hiking, we reached Lai Chi Wo. The sign greeted us on our arrival. As the name suggests, this area was once known for its lychee trees. But in the 1960s and 1970s villagers found it more profitable to plant Mandarins, which could fetch good prices towards Chinese New Year (as they… Continue reading Lai Chi Wo in the New Territories