HK Island, Hong Kong

Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan

Big Wave Bay (or Tai Long Wan) is one of the top beaches in Hong Kong and it gets very crowded during the weekend. That's because it's a great spot to relax, swim and even surf. Yes, you have read correctly: this is one of the few beaches where you can surf. In fact, it… Continue reading Big Wave Bay or Tai Long Wan

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Quarry Bay to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir

It was hot and sunny last Saturday - so we decided to hike as much in the shade as possible. Initially we had planned to hike the Twins or Dragon's Back but that was just a stupid idea. So Monica and I met up to hike somewhere in Quarry Bay, which has become our usual… Continue reading Hiking: Quarry Bay to Wong Nai Chung Reservoir

HK Island, Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: High West and the Peak

I had thought I’ve done all the hikes up, down and around the Peak – but clearly I was wrong. Last Sunday I had signed up for another MeetUp hike to the peak and I was intrigued, it promised to visit the High West Mountain behind the Peak. I had no idea this mountain existed…… Continue reading Hiking: High West and the Peak

HK Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

I've always said that I wanted to visit the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, but I could not find anyone to join me. Patrick said it will be boring, my colleagues told me it's too far away (which is not true, it's just not in Causeway Bay or TST, where everyone seems to be… Continue reading Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence

HK Island, Hong Kong

18 GRAMS in Hong Kong

After posting about Cafe Corridor it's time to post about another favourite of mine: 18 GRAMS. This tiny coffee shop has locations in Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok and Causeway Bay. To date I've only been to the latter, the Causeway Bay location. It's tucked away in Cannon Street, seconds away from the very busy… Continue reading 18 GRAMS in Hong Kong

HK Island, Neighbourhoods

Strolling throuh Sheung Wan

One area that I really like in Hong Kong, is Sheung Wan. If I was not living in Discovery Bay, I might consider living in Sheung Wan, which is in the north-west of Hong Kong Island, between Central and Sai Ying Pun. Administratively, it is part of the Central and Western District. The name can… Continue reading Strolling throuh Sheung Wan