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…

Injury Log Part I – Conservative Treatment

It was a beautiful winter day. And by beautiful I mean it was snowing – something you most appreciate when you’re a skier hungry for some white powder. We were in Poiana Brasov, going down Lamba Valley. The entry point for the valley is just below the Capra Neagra cable car station. Just keep right as you’re descending. The snow was pretty good, we had a lot of trees to ski Continue…

The New Territories – Temples

The New Territories are one of the three main parts of Hong Kong, along with Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. They were also under British occupation between 1898 and 1997. Full history lesson on Wikipedia. The area is pretty big, so it’s getting two articles. Let’s start with the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery. Well, it’s actually more like 13000, but who’s counting? The more, the golder, the merrier. All of Continue…