You may well have spent every day in Hong Kong drinking and eating rad food, all without leaving a few square kilometers. Namely Central. But Hong Kong is pretty massive, with a bunch of outlying islands and natural areas. Do yourself a favor if you get stuck there for 3 weeks while everyone in Tokyo goes crazy, filling their apartments with bottled water and toilet paper. Do yourself a favor and go see some trees.
On Lamma Island, you can walk to a few beaches. There are also hella stray animals, but they are all tame.
The view south is beautiful!
The view north... not so much. 工場もえ!
The other island that everyone goes to is Lantau. I wanted to do something that no one does in Hong Kong. Namely hiking. I asked the bus driver if he went to Nam Shan. Jpmey confirmed that destination and I rode. NAM SHAN! Look, I don't speak more than 3 words in Cantonese, and two of those are dirty phrases that my buddies in the projects taught me, and I pronounced Nam Shan like it is spelled in English.
Then the bus dropped me off at Cheung Sha. How do these words sound alike? Chinese people, please explain.
Taxis in Hong Kong are straight cheap. $40 in Tokyo cost be about $5 in Hong Kong.
Nam Shan god dammit.
Anyways, you can hike over the mountain. There aren't so many people. The two peaks of Nantau is about a 15km hike. There is a bus stop halfway if you want to give up.
Everyone comes to Lantau to take a ropeway up to a giant Buddha or visit Disneyland. So you could do that as well.
Actually, Lantau was kind of weak. The trails are all stairs, and the bus drivers take you an hour from where you want to go. Nam Shan dammit!
Get out to Tai Po and you can rent a bike. And ride by some weird shit.
The horse tracks are on the other side of the fence.
Beverly Hills (3rd phase). Most of the houses were empty, and my HK buddy told me they were mostly investment property for rich mainland Chinese. Dudes with mad cash just buy housing, then leave it empty for however long.
Just past Beverley Hills you can pick some medicinal herbs. She told me that they are organic. No shit, I don't think anyone is fertilizing wild weeds with chemicals.
Flying high. Sick muffler by the way.
Flying high. You want some?
Not really nature, but next to my housing project was was an ill playground.
Yes, it's a giant dragon. And the entire area was covered with foam flooring. So you could do a backflip off the top of the dragon, upload the fail video of you breaking your neck, but the joke is on the viewers, cause you walk away uninjured.
Yes, after 3 weeks I was bored. One day I woke up, and with nothing to do, decided to walk up some stairs in the distance. Seriously, my plan for the day was to check out some stairs.
Awesome! Religious shit on the side of some construction / mountain.
More religious stuff. Maybe an Asian dude would be fascinated by crosses in random spots, but I dunno.
From the top of stairs mountain I could see another government housing open pace. The track in the upper right is for racing RC cars. Sick! But I took the wrong path down.
Check out Nan Lian Gardens at Diamond Hill station. Seriously, it's fresh.
Rock gardens and bonsai.
And a Buddhist monastery to boot. Oh, by the way...