On and off I spent over 5 years living in Hong Kong. It’s where I lived the longest out of my home country, and it therefore has a special place in my heart. This summer was the first time I went back to visit since I left in 2014, and – as expected – it reminded me of many of the exciting and challenging aspects of expat life in Hong Kong. It’s a crazy city, there’s no city quite like it anywhere in the world. Skyscraper urban mania and dense Hong Kong local culture meets gorgeous natural island and mountain scenery which – on a clear day – makes for some really spectacular tropical scenic views.

 

This visit was mostly official, and it was boiling hot, so I didn’t get to do too much traveling around. I also have to admit, that after that long living in Hong Kong it has become very difficult to find something new that I haven’t done before. But, I did find a few things. First, I stayed in the very local Shau Kei Wan area, which was a very unique experience unlike anything I experienced before. Second, I found new islands to visit and took a weekend ferry to Tung Lung Chau to enjoy some nice beaches and a bit of hiking of history.

 

Near the Shau Kei Wan area is the Sai Wan Ho ferry terminal, which I used to take needless ferry rides across the harbor, also giving me a chance to revisit the strange local seafood delight of Lei Yue Mun near Yao Tong…

 

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But, definitely, the highlight of my discoveries during this trip was Tung Lung Chau…

 

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And a bit of the urban side, near Central’s ferry pier on the Victoria harbor…

 

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[Added July 11, 2018]

 

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