Hong Kong: Hiking

I met up with a local that I met through couchsufing.com a week ago. I wanted to do get away from the city away from the Chinese new year tourist crowd and Tai, a vivid hiker and a textile business owner, suggested we go on a hike in Sai Kung Peninsula. We met at the bus terminal in Sai Kung at 9am, arrived at the MacLehose trailhead by 9:30. It is a 12 mile hike through different mountains, along the coast line with amazing beaches, and abandoned villages.

The abandoned villages/ houses were really cool to look at. There are still family pictures, cooking ware, cups, beds, and tables in some of the houses. Tai said these were abandoned probably well over 20+ years. I'm guessing it is due to economy reasons and more jobs in the city.

More climbing tomorrow!!!

Hong Kong Outdoors: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/great-outdoors/hikes/sai-kung-peninsula-hike.jsp

There were many abandoned houses in this village. 

Everything still inside. There were still pictures in one of the houses. 

The East Dam. Hong Kong Islanders water reservoir. 

12 miles, 6 hours later. 


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