Hong Kong – Lamma Isand

A beautiful island just a short ferry ride away from Hong Kong Island, Lamma Island makes a lovely day trip to escape the busy city. We took the ferry from Aberdeen to Yung Shue Wan village, from where we walked to the other main village on the island, Sok Kwu Wan, to catch a ferry back. … Continue reading Hong Kong – Lamma Isand

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Hong Kong – Hiking the Peak

While most tourists take the Peak Tram up to the top, take some photos then return to the city, or at the most walk along the Peak Circle Trail, we decided that hiking all the way up would be more enjoyable, not to mention cheaper. I've taken the tram up before in the past, and although … Continue reading Hong Kong – Hiking the Peak

Hong Kong – CNY Fireworks

No Chinese New Year celebration is complete without fireworks, and Hong Kong definitely pulled all the stops out this year. Lasting around half an hour, the impressive spectacle started at 8pm but I'd highly recommend arriving at least half an hour early to get a good spot! There are several good locations to watch the show from … Continue reading Hong Kong – CNY Fireworks

Hong Kong – CNY Parade

Each year in Hong Kong a parade takes place to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Local groups of dancers, acrobats, floats, and even a rollerblading show proceed along the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon). My favourite has to be the dragon dancers, but a close second would be the lion dancers on stilts - pretty … Continue reading Hong Kong – CNY Parade