New Zealand South Island: Routeburn Track Day Walk

Located 1 hour drive away from Queenstown, Routeburn Track is recommended by many of the city’s travel guides. Rated number 10 of the worlds Top 10 Classic hikes, it is proudly introduced by Ultimate Hikes New Zealand as an epic alpine walk with stunning vistas of sweeping valleys below and majestic peaks above Since the 1880’s the…

New Zealand South Island: Queenstown Hill Time Walk

New Zealand offers countless walking and hiking trails with picture-perfect views, but if you happen to stay at Queenstown, then Queenstown Hill Time Walk will definitely excite you with its 360 panoramic view of almost all of the landmarks around the this beautiful town. Wikipedia briefs about this walk: Queenstown Hill, also known by its…

Hong Kong: Sharp Peak Rehike

Of the multitude of trails I’ve been to in Hong Kong, I found Sharp Peak the best combination of difficulty, length and scenery. As I am about to do the two day Routeburn Hike in New Zealand in a week, I was craving for some warm-up before the trip. I immediately thought of Sharp Peak,…

Sai Kung, Hong Kong: Cliff Diving

This place, hidden from the bustle and hustle of Hong Kong, undocumented from many local hiking guide books, is allegedly the “only place” where people can dive the cliff for FREE. On May 1, 2010, Alex Batts, one of my friends from Canada, decided to celebrate his birthday by diving from the top of the cliff…

Hong Kong: Sharp Peak Hike

One of the advantages of being an avid hiker in Hong Kong is that you never fail to find a trail to entertain, or, challenge yourself. If you find the Dragon’s Back is too easy (but its scenery is definitely one of the most breathtaking), or if you consider the Lion Rock Peak not challenging enough,…

Hong Kong: High Junk Peak Hike

It’s funny that I had the wrong impression that somewhere along the trail people can spot HKUST. This’s why I kept looking for my school and never could find it during the whole hike. Back to the topic, today I was planning to hike alone, but I happened to meet two guys who later on…

Hong Kong: Lion Rock Peak Hike

A popular song in Hong Kong originally sung by Roman Tam is named “Under the Lion Rock” (獅子山下), the song indicates the spirit of the Hong Kong people. Residents in HK are referred to people who live under the Lion Rock. I have been wondering the reason for a while, but today I finally got to…

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Trail Section 5 Hike

Yes, I admit that I’ve been lazy for a long time, that I could barely catch my breath in today’s hiking to the 5th section of Hong Kong Trail with my friends, Adam, Lisa, Helen, Stephan, Chanrith and Nima. The trail is only 4 kilometers, shortest in terms of distance among all the sections of…

Hong Kong: Dragon’s Back Hike

On Sunday, after the 12-hour-long overnight hiking in Lantau Island, I did another hiking to Dragon’s Back, which is really great and unforgetable. All you need is just some amazing friends and a good weather. We reached Shau Kei Wan MTR station at 1:30 pm, and headed for Tou Dei Wan (土地湾), the starting point…

Hong Kong: Sunset Peak Night-Hike

On Saturday night, I went for the hiking event organized by Yo-hoo Society of HKUST. One word to summarize the whole trip – amazing. We assembled at Tung Chung MTR station at 10pm and started our hiking at the beginning of Lantau Trail at 12:00. Before departure from HKUST, I wasn’t planned to bring a…