The best place to park your junkboat in Hong Kong : Sai Kung’s Ninepin Island Group
© Maximilian DL – From last Sunday’s junkboat trip
Summer’s not over yet, folks! And believe it or not, this was my first junk of the year. And one of the best I’ve had in Hong Kong! A huge factor was the environment – our boat was parked in the best waters I have ever seen here.
Chu chu aquático by the handsome Maximilian DL
The water was pollution-free, there was no more than 3 boats around us…
Review: Disney Haunted Halloween 2014
Last week I got invited to a press preview of Disney’s HAUNTED HALLOWEEN 2014.
I wasn’t expecting very much given last year’s experience, after which I concluded that Disney’s Halloween celebrations are much too kiddie for me.
Hong Kong Disney Halloween 2013
But it was actually better than I expected. Although I would still recommend the Hong Kong Disney Halloween for families rather than for…
Holiday to North Korea, anyone?
Not for me, thanks. But just in case you did, I got this in my Inbox today:Destinia, first online travel agency to offer flights on the state-owned airline of North Korea
Exclusive booking of flights from Pyongyang to Shenyang, Vladivostok and Beijing on Air Koryo – all the rogue states, basically.
Destiniajust closed an agreement to become the first online agency in the world to offer flights…
Macau Tower Jump: Would you do it?
Here’s a post to celebrate FEARLESS FRIDAYS!!
my fearful face
Once upon a time I promised someone in a letter that I would do the Macau Tower jump with him. I never thought that day would come, but it did.
Actually, I cheated. I went all the way up there and chickened out of the Bungy, so instead I did the Skyjump which meant I was just lowered down from the top.
Dutch Path: Short and easy “hike” or nature walk in Central/Admiralty
Distance: 1.8km (but you can carry on towards other paths/trails if you want)
I bet you haven’t heard of it. Well, at least I didn’t until last weekend when I decided I wanted to go for a walk but nothing too long. Nowadays Hong Kong is too hot for anything strenuous. Still I wanted to get out of the city even just for half an hour, without having to take public transportation.
So what did I do?…
Save Bowen Road - Sign this petition!
I have yet to write an entry about my go-to jogging trail in Hong Kong – Bowen Road. But that’s because everyone already knows about it. Even in the summer, when you think it’s too hot to run, Bowen Road’s leafy surroundings halfway up the mountain on Mid-Levels gives a cooler respite from other options (seriously, jogging along the Central Harbourfront is a horrible experience – ferry exhaust +…
"I Love Malaysian Food" Contest - Win a free trip to Malaysia
All this month, my office is partnering with the Malaysian Kitchen Programme, Tourism Malaysia, etc. for the “I Love Malaysian Food” Contest with loads of prizes up for grabs including:
- A FREE TRIP TO MALAYSIA (airfare + accommodation)
- A relaxing staycation at TRADERS HOTEL Hong Kong
- Free dinners in participating Hong Kong restaurants
I thought I’d share it here because I don’t think…
Real Stories: Brits Moving to Hong Kong
James Collins, 33, Engineering Geologist from London
Most of the expats that I have met in Hong Kong have a ‘work hard – play hard’ attitude. Although after a couple of years here, the ‘play hard’ part of that ethos seems to fade a little, and activities like hiking, water sports, and more outdoor activities tend to get a little more priority. Having said that, there are the guys who have been…
Running: Quarry Bay Promenade
Where I ran: Quarry Bay Promenade
Length: 1.8km – if you go back and forth 3.6km
Why I like it:
✓ Fresher air than at my usual haunt, on the Central Piers to Admiralry/Wan Chai from Discovery Bay Pier.
✓ A Pet garden with cute dogs running around!
✓ More space
✓ Relaxed vibe
How to get there: Walk from either the Quarry Bay, Tai Koo, or Sai Wan Ho MTR Station. Just head…
Taste Test: Claypot Rice Wing Hap Shing
This dish is a winter must-eat in Hong Kong, and online the photos looked like this:
So obviously I couldn’t wait to try it! It was just a few steps away from my office. When I got there, this is what I actually got:
Wing Hap Shing miced beef and claypot egg rice
Needless to say, it was a bitterly disappointing experience. Dry beef that tasted like dust and even drier rice… Never again. Hope I…