Yesterday I joined the Hong Kong Hiking MeetUp group for a hike in the New Territories, between Sai Kung and Sha Tin. We hiked about 10km and it took us 5 hours, as we had to climb the 600m high Buffalo Hill and descended on undefined path with lots of rubble, stones and overgrown grass.… Continue reading Hiking: Buffalo Hill
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
Finally, after a few blog posts about the great hike, the beautiful landscape, the amazing Poon Choi and the old Hakka village Lai Chi Wo it's time to finish with a selection of black and white highlights from the hike. Enjoy!
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)
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
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)
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