Hong Kong, Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Lantau Trail Stage 7

We are still planning to finish the Lantau trail this year, but it is looking to become difficult - there are not many more weekends that Monica and I are both in Hong Kong and have no plans, other than to go hiking. But we'll see! We've got six stages in total and some of… Continue reading Hiking: Lantau Trail Stage 7

Outdoor Activity, Outlying Islands

Hiking: Tung Chung to Tai O

The other weekend I joined a Meet-up group hike from Tung Chung to Tai O. We were a group of 30 people, a mix of Chinese and Westerners all from different backgrounds. I've met students looking for jobs, people that have lived and worked in Hong Kong over 20 years, newly arrived people and others… Continue reading Hiking: Tung Chung to Tai O

Hong Kong, Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Tai O and its famous shrimp paste

Tai O is famous for many things, including shrimp paste. When we strolled along the south side of Tai O we came to the shrimp paste producers. Shrimp paste, made from fermented ground shrimp, is a common cooking ingredient in southern Chinese cuisine. In Tai O, the makers grind down shrimp to ferment in large… Continue reading Tai O and its famous shrimp paste

Outlying Islands, Sightseeing

Tai O street food

You can get street food everywhere in Hong Kong and Macau - but of course, also in Tai O on Lantau Island. I was surprised at the range of different foods that you can try and buy there, at very affordable prices. Just a few minutes after the bridge over the creek we encountered a… Continue reading Tai O street food