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

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

Hong Kong

Interview with HKFiles

It's Monday morning... and time for another blog interview. Today, let's meet with Julienne aka Yeni R from HKFiles, who writes about life in Hong Kong. Her blog is home to a mix of food reviews, hikes and attractions - so it's quite similar to my blog, but what I do love about her blog… Continue reading Interview with HKFiles

Hong Kong, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Lion Rock

I thought I'd knew most hiking routes by now - but because I've still not finished the MacLehose trail there are still some parts of Kowloon that I need to explore. One of these parts is Lion Rock, which is in a country park that has the same name: Lion Rock Country Park. The hike… Continue reading Hiking: Lion Rock

Outdoor Activity

Hiking: How to clean and store a water pack

One thing that is really essential for me, when I go hiking, is my water pack. I only hiked without one right at the beginning, and I noticed it was too much of a hassle to take a bottle out of my bag, drink a sip, close the bottle again and then store the bottle… Continue reading Hiking: How to clean and store a water pack

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: North Point to Hopewell Centre

Another weekend gone, another hike under my belt. I really enjoy trying out different routes, so this weekend was no different. We met up at North Point MTR station and walked for about 3 hours to reach Hopewell Centre. It was a slightly different route than usual, as we didn't start from Quarry Bay. From… Continue reading Hiking: North Point to Hopewell Centre

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Wan Chai loop

A few Saturdays ago I joined the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group for a hike around Mount Cameron - it was an interesting hike, as I've never done the full loop before and it also included some bushwhacking. It was totally worth it. We started at the Hopewell Centre and walked up the steep slope… Continue reading Hiking: Wan Chai loop

Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay

I've already posted about a number of hikes in and out of Discovery Bay. By far the most popular one is the Mui Wo route, as it is easy to walk and only takes 1.5-2 hours. I've written about it in 2011, when I first came to Hong Kong, then in 2012 when I hiked… Continue reading Hiking from Tung Chung to Discovery Bay