Hong Kong's Wilson Trail Stage 1 Violet Hill Hike

China: Hiking Hong Kong’s Wilson Trail

Hiking in Hong Kong A Practical Guide to Hong Kong’s Wilson Trail Hong Kong’s Wilson Trail is one of the region’s three long distance trails. The 78 kilometer route is broken into 10 stages ranging from 5 to 15 kilometers each.  I hiked the wilson trail two stages at a time over the course of 5 weekends in late 2016 and early 2017.  While the Maclehose trail tends to hit the peaks, the Wilson trail crosses ridges[…]

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Cafe Tazza, Shekou

Cafe Tazza, Shekou

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club Sunday, 6 December, 2015 Cafe Tazza (No.9-2 Yanshan Road, Shekou – map) Cafe Tazza Dense grey clouds hung over the city like a dark blanket. There is no threat of rain, just a grey pall that slows everything and everyone into a dull lethargy. Cafe Tazza is a quiet part of Shekou and the street outside lacks the chaos and the cacophony of the ballet of bikes, scooters, and auto’s that performs[…]

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Barista Jam, Hong Kong

Barista Jam, Hong Kong

Sometimes-Sunday Coffee Club (Hong Kong) Saturday, 7 November 2015 Barista Jam (Sheung Wan – map)   Barista Jam I finally got my passport back from immigration with my residence visa – an event that means I can make the 1 hour trip over to Hong Kong at my leisure. My priority in Hong Kong? Tasting the brew at Barista Jam. Barista jam is a tiny, hole-in-the-wall place on a typically tiny Hong Kong Street lined[…]

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Shekou as seen from Nanshan Mountain

China: Nanshan Mountain, Shekou

Nanshan: Mountain of a Thousand Steps, Forest of Tranquility, and Place of Friendship     I tried to get an early start – hoping to reach the top before the sticky heat settled over Shenzhen but even at 7:00 on a Sunday people were already out enjoying the park. Walkers raced down the road in their sneakers and leggings. Several sets of retirees played Badminton on the landing at the trail-head, hitting the little birdie[…]

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