Escape from the City

A few weeks ago, when the city was beginning to take it’s toll, a few friends and I embarked on a little adventure to paradise. We traveled by MTR to Ma On Shan, then we took a taxi to the beginning of the magical trail near Sai Kung that would lead us to a secret beach. Never in my life have I hiked for two hours through a thick, fresh forest filled with curious, abandoned houses to reach a beach. Honestly, what shell have I been living under?! It was so much fun and mind-blowingly beautiful. With every corner that we turned, my squeals of enthusiasm got louder and by the end I was pretty much skipping above the ground. After three weeks of non-stop city life, what you see below was more than welcomed; I pretty much leaped into it’s arms and begged to stay…forever.

In between burying our feet deep in the sand and throwing ourselves in the ocean in all it’s tumultuous wave glory, we BBQ’d a whole chicken, fresh veggies, hot dogs and we even made s’mores under the moonlight. This was my first time to camp on the actual sand, with the sounds of the ocean lulling me to sleep (or rather not to sleep…seriously, how can a gigantic ocean be SO noisy?!). We saw a cow being chased by a dog, and whilst searching for wood for our fire (yoh, I sound like a real adventurer now) we saw a whole herd of cows grazing in the grassy meadows. We couldn’t have been further from the glittering city lights, and it felt good, really really good.

If you’d like more info about how to reach this slice of heavenly delight, feel free to email me or comment below and I’ll spill all the secrets on how to reach it. I can’t wait to go back. This is exactly why Hong Kong is starting to steal my heart. It’s not just a city of skyscrapers and sparkling lights; it’s filled with islands from storybooks and mountains and secret getaways galore. I’ve only just begun to discover it’s magnificence and I will continue to explore it until nothing remains to be explored.

Just look at these beauties…

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