[Video & Photo Blog] Exploring Cheung Chau Island with a Twist

on

When people talk about visiting the Cheung Chau Island in Hong Kong, people generally think about visiting Pak Tai Temple, having some local street food, dropping in at a pub and chilling out on a beach.

As I was with a bunch of “hardcore” hiking friends, we did things differently and decided to do something chill out on a Saturday. (Hey – the word “hardcore” does not go with “chill out” – oh well, that’s us!)

Sure, we did call in to some local street food stalls, but we also checked out the island and scouted out some potential coasteering routes for the summer.

 

A short video of what we were up to.

20160116_112638
When we got off the ferry, we headed off to one of the local food stall and had a mango mochi each. A mochi is a glutinous rice pastry that is normally filled with a sweet item inside. In this case, we had a chunk of mango. This is what you would call proper and honest food.

 

20160116_115913
Cheung Chau town viewed from the side of the hill. It was a nice stroll up the hill. On Cheung Chau Island, people would rent out some of these houses as holiday places for people who want to stay for a weekend or even longer.

 

20160116_121442
We made it to the top of the hill. What a best way to celebrate! We cracked open the wine and shared out the cheese, carrots, humus, fruit kebabs and of course my homemade banana cake! Nice three-course meal 🙂

 

20160116_140741
After the food and wine, we had more hikes around the island.  We came across this sign next to a set of railing with some large rocks on the other side. Guess what? We thought that must be the way forward and decided to explore the other side. To be fair, the rules are there to broken, right?

 

Alex climb
Bad boy in action! Does this constitute climbing under the influence of alcohol?! Well, we didn’t know ‘cos we didn’t get breathalysed by the police.

 

20160116_140858
So, this was the view on the other side. The weather and water current didn’t look inviting on Saturday. But we thought when summer comes, we will head down to rocks at the bottom and coasteer round the island.

 

20160116_144623
Honest, that wasn’t us! We didn’t call out the search and rescue!!! Cheung Chau is a small island and only has a small clinic so any medical emergency requires a helicopter life to a nearest hospital in the city. *Hey, at least the patient gets a free ride on the $5 million chopper. (OK, that’s not the best reasons to get a ride)

 

20160116_130654
Apart of the “hardcore” stuff we did, we also visited some temples in town. We were trying to be “normal” for once.

 

20160116_152836
Cheung Chau is famous for its white bun with stamped with red Chinese words “peace” on top. This patisserie made white macoroons that imitate the white buns.

So have you been to Cheung Chau? Or did you have an exciting day out recently? What was it like? 

Advertisements

5 Comments Add yours

  1. one of my favorite places in HK 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. yhpchung says:

      In fact the island is becoming one of my favorite places too. Not because of the crazy number of tourists, but actually the natural beauty of the quieter side of the island, something that I didn’t see in the last few times I went. I would love to go back to explore the rocky coastline in the summer again.

      Like

  2. Marta says:

    I haven’t been here! I was in Hong Kong this weekend but it was freaking cold and my friend basically didn’t want to do anything xD

    Like

    1. yhpchung says:

      It was indeed much colder than usual. It was quite unseasonal I suppose.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s