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.
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 […]
Animals of Lion Rock
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 […]
Lost in the jungle
January 2009 It was 11PM and I was about to go to bed. I got a message on MSN Messenger from my friend Shamraz. We were classmates at the National University of Singapore. “I’m going to the Malaysian rainforest Taman Negara tomorrow. Wanna join?” “Sounds cool. At what time are you leaving? How many days?” […]
Mountains of western Mongolia
After my trip to the Gobi desert, I went to western Mongolia to trek in the mountains. The flight from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii (Ölgii) takes 3 ½ hours by propeller plane. That’s quite a while, given that you’re barely flying halfway through Mongolia. I saw very barren-looking land, with hardly a village showing up through […]