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

Kowloon, New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: East Kowloon

I joined the Meet Up group to explore the Eastern parts of Kowloon, as I don't really venture out into this area. We met Tiu Keng Leng MTR and explored the surrounding areas. After a few minutes walking alongside the street, we came to a small hill. We climbed onto the water catchment, which had… Continue reading Hiking: East Kowloon

New Territories, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (the first part)

With the hiking group we explored the Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (Chinese: 元荃古道), also known as Yuen Tsuen Traditional Footpath. This is a trail linking Yuen Long and Tsuen Wan in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The trail was the major trail for travelling between two major towns for villages trading their necessaries before… Continue reading Hiking: Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail (the first part)

New Territories, Sightseeing

Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan

Early January we explored Tsuen Wan and its surroundings. We started with the big attraction, the Yuen Yuen Institute, which is tucked into the hills just north of the town and a ten-minute taxi ride from Tsuen Wan MTR station (we had planned to take the minibus 81 to Lo Lo Wai, but over 100… Continue reading Yuen Yuen Institute in Tsuen Wan

New Territories, Outdoor Activity, Sightseeing

Ping Shan Heritage Trail Walk

We decided to travel to Tin Shui Wai (which is on the West Rail line from Hung Hom) to visit the first heritage trail in Hong Kong. It was opened in 1993 is located in the North West New Territories on the fringes of the new town of Tin Shui Wai. Off the train and… Continue reading Ping Shan Heritage Trail Walk