Lamma Island

Unfortunately, Jake spent most of Sunday in meetings. I, on the other hand, lucked out and spent the day on Lamma Island with friends. Lamma is an incredible spot that is just a 25 minute ferry ride from Central. (Isn’t that pretty much the theme of HK? All these serene spots are surprisingly close.) ¬†View […]

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Lantau Peak

Now who doesn’t like a good vertical hike? The day after New Year’s, it was time to put all that work on the gym’s stairmaster to the test. (Who am I kidding, I never use that wicked machine.) We set off to Lantau Island for a two and a half hour hike that would lead us up and over Lantau Peak and back down […]

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Chi Lin Nunnery

Not entirely sure how I managed it, but I talked Jake into waking up early on Sunday morning to head to a Buddhist nunnery. I had read about the Chi Lin nunnery and its gardens in a guidebook, and when we googled it to get more info, the pictures won us over. It’s just a short MTR (subway) ride away […]

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The Peak

The Peak is probably one of HK’s biggest ‘attractions.’ This is the spot where you get the incredible views of the city – both the Hong Kong Island and Kowloon sides. We’d been to the top three times – all via cab or the tram – and while the view certainly was stunning, you’re so […]

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Central

We spend alot of time walking here. One of the many perks of not having to drive, I suppose. Just a few snapshots of city life here… That’s just a small portion of Central. (Similar to Chicago’s loop) The IFC is on the right – one of HK’s famed buildings and probably my favorite. And […]

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Wet Markets

Yes, there are grocery stores here. (And really nice ones too.) But, if you want a really authentic experience, you shop the wet markets. Every district has one or more, and some can sprawl on for blocks. I stumbled across the Wanchai wet market on my way to the grocery store one day, and had […]

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