TRAVEL DAIRY :: The other side of Hong Kong.
21 May, 2012
I lived in Hong Kong for three years between 2003 and 2006. It's such a magical place, and I've recently been thinking of this unforgettable skyline I remember so well. In addition to the shopping, the culture and of course the food... there is another side of her that most people don't know about. The beaches :) During my time there I felt the need (along with lots of other HK locals!) to escape the hustle and bustle... so in summer each weekend we would jump on local buses and hit the beach!
It's quite hilarious when you think about it; one side of Hong Kong is filled with traffic, skyscrapers and apartment buildings. The other side boasts lush, green forests, beautiful homes, and a strikingly stunning coastline. Here are my secret locations!
Deep Water Bay - (one of my personal favs).
Stanley - (home of the famous "Stanley Markets").
Big Wave Bay - (incredible seafood in nearby fishing village - Shek O).
So if you're ever in Hong Kong don't forget to head to Deep Water Bay and Stanley (No. 6 bus from Central) and to the famous Big Wave Bay (MTR to Shau Kei Wan). As with most things in life, there is always more than meets the eye...
Definitely worth a trip!