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

What to do on a rainy day on Hong Kong Island?

Ok, so after my blog post on what to do in Kowloon when it rains it's just logical to suggest a few things to do on a wet day on the Island. You could start your day with some Dim Sum to share with friends or family. My personal favourite is North Garden (Address: 1-3/F… Continue reading What to do on a rainy day on Hong Kong Island?

HK Island, Hong Kong

Heritage walk in Shau Kei Wan

When we decided to visit the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, we also decided to explore Shau Kei Wan a little bit. This district is at the Far East of the Hong Kong Island and you can either travel there by MTR or by tram. If you take the tram it will take some… Continue reading Heritage walk in Shau Kei Wan

Outlying Islands

Trip to Po Toi: Leaving Aberdeen

The previous weekend we hired a junk to go to Po Toi (which we had done previously and enjoyed very much, hence the repeat trip). We had asked a few friends and colleagues if they wanted to join, but as the weather did not look too promising, almost all pulled out. Nonetheless, Monica and Michael… Continue reading Trip to Po Toi: Leaving Aberdeen

HK Island, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Tramways

I've been travelling on Hong Kong's trams almost daily and I am a big fan of the double-decker trams, with their 'ding ding' sound. They run every few minutes (from 6am to midnight), are cheap (2.30 HKD per adult), fresh air comes in through the open windows (they don't have air conditioning, but that's fine),… Continue reading Hong Kong’s Tramways