HK Island, Hong Kong

TramOramic Tour

I was recently invited on a sightseeing trip of a very different style - not on a bus or boat, but on a tram. Hong Kong Tramways has just launched the TramOramic Tour, which is a 1-hour sightseeing journey aboard a unique 1920s style tram with authentic tales of local life. A few days ago… Continue reading TramOramic Tour

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

Quintessentially Hong Kong

I've looked through the pictures I've taken over the last six months and I've selected a few that symbolise Hong Kong for me - and no, those pictures are not the typical ones that you'll see in a tourism bureau brochure, as I did not pick the obvious ones (e.g. Victoria Peak, Victoria Harbour or… Continue reading Quintessentially Hong Kong

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

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

HK Island, Outdoor Activity

Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 1

After finishing the Wilson Trail, Monica and I embarked on the Hong Kong trail. This is a 50km route which passes through the five country parks on Hong Kong island. The trail is divided into eight sections which provide a variety of walks of different lengths and character. We started with the first one from… Continue reading Hiking: Hong Kong Trail Stage 1