Blogs from Sai Kung, Hong Kong, Asia


Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung August 30th 2014

Hi Everyone, Today was one of my favorite days since I have been to Hong Kong. It started off with an early morning phone call cancelling the work I had to get done for the day. It was a true full day off and it was 6am. What to do? I opened my curtains and was greeted with yet another sunny day and a "very hot weather" warning coming through on my phone. I decided to take a trip out to Sai Kung which is an area of HK known as the "New Territories" To get there takes about 2 1/2 hours via public transportation. I took the DB03R to Sunny Bay MTR station where I hopped on to the Tung Chung line towards Central Station. I transferred to the Tsuen Wan line in Tsing Yi ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung August 16th 2013

OMG..... That place was unbelievable! I was up and out ASAP! I met with Selina, Ross's sister, at 11am outside The Peninsula Hotel. I found it really easy; it was literally 7 minutes away. We took a taxi to the bus station, then a local bus to Sai Kung. When we arrived at the house, it was such a welcome relief. SPACE, air on, western toilet, a washing machine, good food, real tea and coffee......and a big bath! Selina ran me a bubble bath, and took my washing, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven! I met with Derek, Ross's dad, Singh, Selina's husband, and the children. The kids were really quiet at first, but they soon warmed up! Some more family members came round with their kids for a family gathering. I ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung October 2nd 2012

Hiking in Hong Kong - Saiwanting to The High Island Reservoir Total Distance 7.12Km Total Time 3:35 minutes Maximum Air Temperature 31.2C Relative Humidity 50 - 71 Percent... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung February 9th 2012

My first longer/harder/faster hike with the weekday hard hikers group 6am Alarm goes off 6.30am Leave house 7.30am Meet rest of group 8.30am Start hike 2.30pm Get home, hot shower, bliss This group are an evil bunch of speedfreaks, which is fine for 10km, but this was 24km - and the bulk of the group went on to do 10km of very difficult stage 3. Beautiful, cold day. Scenery absolutely stunning. Taking Scott back on Saturday to do Stage 2 again.... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung November 13th 2011

Po mojem je bil danes eden lepsih dni mojega zivljenja. Pa ne, da bi se kaj tako spektakularnega zgodilo, ker se ni (globalno gledano), ampak pocutje na mikronivoju je bilo pa ... fenomenalno. Po kavi - iz kafetjere!!! - in piskotkih sva se z Ankie zabrisali najprej na bus 1A do ferry postajalisca, potem pa na doubledecker 94 do druge koncne postaje Wong Shek pier. Med voznjo z busom sem ponovno videla drugi obraz HK: urejene kolesarske steze in pohodniske poti pa mravljisce lokalcev, ki so se v lepem vremenu pac podali ven. Nato sva ob 10.35 skocili na trajektic do zaliva Lai Chi Chong. Karta naju je stala 28 dolarjev v eno smer, kar je skorajda za 100 odstotkov vec kot med tednom. Jebiga. Na barki sva bili sprva edini. Kaksen velicasten obcutek. Midve, sonce, ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung September 10th 2011

Yesterday at 1500, after a really interesting fluids class where we were shown the logic and understanding behind quicksand (King Julien is really good for applying what he teaches to real life examples), thirty two exchange students met to go hiking. I was one. It had been organised by two Americans and a German but there was a smorgasbord of national flags on show. It turned out i wasn't the only one flying the union jack. Also on the expedition was Abdy from City Uni, London and Andre (the EDL may query his claim) from Manchester. After commandeering the top deck of a bus (for less than 50p a head) heading for Fuk Man Road and then cramming into seven cabs (the cabs claim they hold five. It is clear this is five small and soon ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung July 15th 2011

Starting the blog again for this summer’s holiday. Again I'm not sure how often I'm going to find internet services. We leave for Kota Kinabalu in a few hours’ time. Tomorrow we will go to Mt Kinabalu for a few days. We've not been able to book a tour to the top of the mountain, we've been amazed at the bureaucracy and expense involved in that, so we're staying just outside the park and going to walk on the lower slopes. Can't wait!! We're anticipating rain and leeches.... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung April 10th 2011

Normally I would wake up a grumpy little troll on monday morning and grumble all the way to work; however, since I am unemployed today I woke up happy and excited (probably because I had NO idea what day it was anyway! :-). Went for a run at 10am which turned out to be a big mistake because the sun was already high up in the sky and I practically died after 20 minutes. I pushed through and kept telling myself I will NEVER go running at this time again! A quick shower and 20 minutes of running around hectically trying to find my moms phone (it was in the closet... perfect place right?!?!) LOVE YOU MOM! We were off, running once again, to catch the MiniBus to Choi Hung for the MTR to Mong Kok... ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung April 10th 2011

I woke up Saturday morning to a gray sort of day. The sun was hiding behind some clouds and there was a cold chill in the air. After a breakfast of fruits and coffee, my dad and I decided to go for a bike ride. We loaded up the bikes in the car and headed over to the Chinese University. After not having ridden a bike in whats probably been years, I was a little worried that there might be some injuries (both to me and possibly innocent bystanders). However, after a quick ride around the parking lot, the saying "its just like riding a bike" proved true. All geared up and ready to go, we took off on the bike path. And after remembering that they ride/drive on the other side of the "road," I ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Sai Kung April 8th 2011

Friday was another beautiful day in Hong Kong... Which, by the way, is not a common occurrence. Dropped Dad off at work and then went to the supermarket with my mom. The parking garage under the supermarket gives compact cars a whole new meaning. The spots are so tiny and the ceilings so low I was sure we were going to scrape the top of the car or run into a column. However, with the expert driving skills provided by my mom, we made it out unscathed. The supermarket is actually pretty normal, no dead chickens hanging in the window or frog legs, etc. There is one area that I think they got right, and that's the fact that they don't provide shopping bags. They require you to bring your own reusable bags or reuse a ... read more

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