Coasteering is the sport where you find a rocky coastline and stay as close to it as possible, either on the rock, or swimming in the water! This is part 4 of my Hiking in Hong Kong series. Read part 1 on the best-known hikes, part 2 on another bunch of good hikes and part […]
Pitiless Traveller: Stream hiking is a really fun adventure activity in Hong Kong which extends your hiking horizons.
Pitiless Traveller: More amazing stuff that you can see if you hike in Hong Kong.
The first of a series of blog posts on Hong Kong’s amazing hiking options!
I like meeting people on my solo trips and often stay in touch with them after the trip ends. Facebook became popular at the right time for me to stay connected with people across the globe with whom I might have spent just a day or a few days travelling. Some of these people have […]
I awoke one Saturday morning in December and decided that it was about time I checked out Lion Rock and the “best views of Hong Kong”. I found a direct bus – 116 – that took me close to the area. Following my maps rather than any directions that I had gathered, I found myself […]
Freediving is the art of going underwater while holding your breath. Unlike scuba, there is no breathing apparatus to rely on; one has to have the level of physical conditioning required to perform the dive. I picked up freediving with my trainers Chris and Michelle. Chris would talk up the purity of the experience: “No […]
Performing CPR on a dummy with with assistance of a training Automated Emergency Defibrillator (AED) I have been doing a lot of scuba diving this year. I took my advanced open water diver (AOWD) certification in January and had clocked 43 dives in total by December. It was time for the next step. PADI’s rescue diver certification teaches scuba divers to handle emergencies in the water and to an extent, out of the water. I decided to go for it.One has to be a certified AOWD to take th […]
This month, perhaps for the very first time, I was not looking forward to returning to Singapore from a trip. After days or weeks of energetic and exhausting travel, I am always glad to set foot in the train (MRT) station at the airport and experience the familiar comforts of Singapore. This time I was not looking forward to the gloom enveloping Singapore: the trans-national haze from Indonesia, courtesy of people there who burn forests (no kidding!). Other people have expressed similar thoughts […]
I landed at Kochi, Kerala, India at about 12:30 AM from Singapore. My parents picked me up and took me home. ‘Home’ was a town called Potta about thirty kilometres north of the airport. It seemed dead at 1:30 when we arrived. There are no lamp-posts from the main road to our house. We drove through the dark, narrow road through which two vehicles could not pass simultaneously. The house is a hideous, two-storey monstrosity with a covered terrace at the top. It is quite comfortable […]