The Complete Guide on Visiting the Big Buddha on Lantau Island

Hello and welcome to the “Complete Guide on Visiting the Big Buddha on Lantau Island”. The Tian Tan Buddha (aka Big Buddha) statue is 34 meters tall and is definitely the major attraction on the island. So it really doesn’t matter if you like statues or not or if you’re Buddhist or not. Solely due to this immense peer pressure you will have to visit. Your life would not be Continue…

Oslo City Break

Oslo is great for a summer city break – you get to enjoy long sunny days away from the Bucharest heat and pollution. The first place to start your visit I’d say is the Waterfront Promenade. And it’s quite convenient to do so, as the Central Station is right next to the National Opera, one of the viewpoints along the promenade: Continuing the walk westward, we get to see Akerhus Continue…

Dragon’s Back Trail – Asia’s Best Urban Hike*

* according to Time Asia (unfortunately the original article is no longer online, but I’ll take Wikipedia‘s word on this) The day started with some beautiful weather, so we chose to start our hike from the beach near the village of Shek O. Seriously now, despite the clouds, it was quite warm, with temperatures up to 20 degrees. We didn’t take a dip though. There were warnings that shark nets Continue…

Injury Log Part II – Knee Surgery

Looks like an average hotel room, right? Then you start noticing the weird shape of the bed or the unfamiliar sockets on the wall. You’re not allowed to eat 12 hours before surgery or drink 8 hours before. It seems, when under anesthesia, you won’t be able to control yourself, so it’s best there’s nothing you can lose control of. I was given regional anesthesia. That’s the one with a Continue…

The New Territories – History and Nature

This is the second half of the New Territories article. The first part can be read here. But it’s just about a bunch of temples, so you can safely skip it, no worries. And to keep in line with the more boring attractions, let’s read about the Ping Shan Heritage Trail. It’s one of several heritage trails build throughout Hong Kong. It focuses on the Tang Clan – one of the Continue…