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Hiking day to Lai Chi Wo, Hong Kong

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A week ago, I was browsing on through the 'Hiking in Hong Kong' group on Couchsurfing.com to see if there are any events going on. I came across the posting below from Dor, short for Doris:

Hi there!

I'm an HK born, Canada raised, recently graduated veterinary student visiting Hong Kong and will be free May 15 or 16 - was thinking of going to Lai Chi Wo, Kadoorie Farm (love it here!) or somewhere along the High island geo trail. Don't have too much time so won't be doing anything more than 4-5 hours. Let me know!


Since I still don't have a job and have been around 5 billion people on an island, it's probably good for me to go out into the forests to be with some trees.



I met up with Dor at around 9 am today in front of Starbucks at Tai Po Market MTR station. We took mini bus 20C to Chi Sum Road- Tin Sam Village to begin our hike. I'd say within 15 minutes of walking, the humidity was so high, both of us were already sweating through our shirts. It also st…

Street markets heaven in Sham Shui Po 1 of 2, Hong Kong

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CAUTION: If you or your child feel dizzy or nauseous when watching this video, keep watching and rest later. Enjoy my great editing work. 


Just to provide a general summary of Sham Shui Po, the neighborhood that I live in, is a pretty old part of Hong Kong. It used to be a commercial, industrial, transportation hub of Hong Kong. It is now known for its street markets and electronics. When I say street markets, it's not just one or two streets. I'm talking about blocks after blocks of street stalls selling everything from fabrics, household items, clothes, shoes, toys, pornographies, televisions, computers, and tons of second hand items.

Shopping and eating in Sham Shui Po is much cheaper than in other popular places like Mongkok because it is not as touristy. Many travel guide books mentioned that The Ladies Market in Mongkok is a must to visit, but if you want to go somewhere that has a more local feel to it and get a better bargain for things you want, then I would highly su…