Visiting Hong Kong Island

The top tourist attraction on Hong Kong Island is definitely Victoria peak. We’re not talking here about the actual peak (which is a little higher up) – normal people don’t care about these technicalities. If the road stops there and it says “Victoria Peak” and there’s a 5 story shopping mall with a viewing platform on top, then it must be the peak. There are 3 ways to get there. Tram Continue…

Celebrating the New Year with a 50K run around Hong Kong

While preparing for the Hong Kong trip, I also looked around for some races. HK didn’t disappoint and I stumbled upon Ultra Trail Tai Mo Shan. It’s a trail running competition featuring three distances. The longest one is 162 km long (and 9000 meters of elevation gain). If you’d care for something shorter, there’s the medium distance – 115 km (5300 m+). Finally, the short race (and my choice) is just 50 km Continue…

Hong Kong Food

Chinese food and HK food in particular are quite complex. After a couple of weeks there, I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface. Some things stood up though: – locals love pork; you’ll also see a lot of duck, seafood and chicken; while not as vegetarian-friendly as I expected, you’ll still have a wider range of vegetarian food than in Romania – locals love fat; whatever piece of meat you Continue…

Random facts of life in Hong Kong

Yeah, so we spent a couple of weeks in Hong Kong. Quick intro: HK is a Chinese province. It was a British colony until 1997. Their relationship with China is quite complicated. They have a high degree of autonomy, with the “one country, two system” model. They have different languages (Cantonese vs Mandarin), different currencies, different passports… Long story… Public transportation For such a densely populated area, I was kinda Continue…