Po Toi Island: Hong Kong’s version of the Adriatic Coast

One February morning, I discovered Hong Kong's most beautiful island... It's been a while (half a year, to be exact) since that perfect day I spent on Po Toi Island, Hong Kong's southernmost point. It took me something like six years to get there, because there are such sparse transportation options to be had. But … Continue reading Po Toi Island: Hong Kong’s version of the Adriatic Coast

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Quick & Gorgeous Coastal Hike: Lung Ha Wan Country Trail (Clearwater Bay)

Sometimes you don't have to go too far to get to somewhere gorgeous. Lung Ha Wan was discovered because Czarina took her 4-year-old son Ethan along, so I had to choose something quick but worthy. After reading that it was a favourite film location for directors, I immediately knew it would be spectacular...   Difficulty: Easy to Medium … Continue reading Quick & Gorgeous Coastal Hike: Lung Ha Wan Country Trail (Clearwater Bay)

Beautiful Coastal Walk with Secret Beaches: Lantau Trail Section 7, Tai O

Nobody else I know has done this - one of the most beautiful seaside walks I've done, certainly the prettiest and most underrated trail I've discovered this year so far Distance: 10.5 kilometres Duration: 3 hours Difficulty: Moderate - the official hiking guide of the government rates this a 3/3, but I wouldn't put it on … Continue reading Beautiful Coastal Walk with Secret Beaches: Lantau Trail Section 7, Tai O

Best views of Hong Kong: Violet Hill via Tai Tam Country Trail Quick Hike

Difficulty: Medium Distance: 5.2 km Duration: 2.5 Hour(s) Yesterday my girlfriend and I caught the sunset view doing a quick trail up and down Violet Hill. Having started at 4.30pm, we only had enough sunlight to do half of Tai Tam Country Trail. We chose the South end of the loop climbing Violet Hill instead of … Continue reading Best views of Hong Kong: Violet Hill via Tai Tam Country Trail Quick Hike

Rainy Day Hike: Tung O Ancient Trail from Tung Chung (MTR) to Tai O Fishing Village

"But what will we do if it rains?" "Exactly the same thing we would do if it weren't raining..." That's what Moritz's uncle told his dad in Alaska and that's exactly what we did last Saturday. Rain or shine, there was no way we were staying indoors being couch potatoes. (I mean, we could've gone to … Continue reading Rainy Day Hike: Tung O Ancient Trail from Tung Chung (MTR) to Tai O Fishing Village

Beach Hike: Long Ke Wan to Tai Long Wan/Sai Wan Beach

Start and end in two of Hong Kong's most beautiful beaches in this medium-difficulty hike, one of the most beautiful and rewarding I've done. Also, an anecdote below on how I almost drowned to death in Tai Long Wan (more like a cautionary tale). Distance: 6km Duration: 2.5 hours Difficulty: Moderate This is the first part of Maclehose Trail … Continue reading Beach Hike: Long Ke Wan to Tai Long Wan/Sai Wan Beach