Surviving Winter Wonderland

Last week, the “Beast from the East” visited Europe and temperature plummeted to below freezing. Of course this was un-seasonally cold. In Eindhoven, the temperature dropped to around -10 ºC most morning, and of course we had to bite the bullet and cycle to work. Enjoying the Nature Outside Phil and Hayley are known to…

Exploring Brabant, Netherlands On Bikes With Friends

Last weekend, a few of our friends came and visit us. It was really nice to see them again, and we decided to go out for a long bike ride and explore the Netherlands in a very Dutch way. Since there are so many places in Brabant that we haven’t yet explored, we decided to…

Happy 2nd Blogversary

I can’t believe when WordPress told me that I have been blogging for two years as of this month! Yippee! To put the icing on the cake, one of my hardcore coasteering blogposts has recently been featured on an article called “10 Highly Adventurous Activities You Had No Idea Were Available Near Singapore” on The…

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival On South Lantau Trail – Part 2

Last year Hayley and I celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with some of our friends by climbing up one of a rivers in New Territories. This year to make it romantic, we decided to hit the trail at the South Lantau Island, which is one of the most remote areas of Hong Kong. We literately saw…

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival On South Lantau Trail – Part 1

Last year Hayley and I celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival with some of our friends by climbing up one of a river in New Territories. This year the bank holiday landed on a Friday, therefore we had a long weekend to celebrate. To make it romantic, we decided to hit the trail, got the tent out…

Hardcore Coasteering Day Out at Sai Kung, Hong Kong

This summer, it’s time for me to do an annual trip to Po Pin Chau area of Sai Kung, Hong Kong to pay homage to one of the best natural scenery in one of the UNESCO Global Geoparks that is located here in Hong Kong. It is an area full of volcanic geography and especially famous for the hexagonal columns of volcanic rocks.

Hiking Up Gon Pak Stream At 40 Degrees

The temperature was well over 40 degree and the relative humidity was well over 90%. As the radio presenter in Good Morning Vietnam says, “It is real hot, damn hot. The hottest thing is my short”. Yes, this was so true maybe one should perhaps heed his advise? But no we decided to head out to Gon Pak Stream to cool off. Well, at least that was what we thought!

Underground River of Puerto Princesa, Philippines

Puerto Princesa, in my opinion, is one of the most exotic and beautiful places on the planet. A couple of hours drive from Puerto Princesa sits an underground river, which is one of the largest cave systems in the world. The river itself is over 8 km in length, all of which is subterranean. This…

The Under Water World at Palawan Island, Philippines

Last month, Hayley and I went scuba diving at Puetro Princesa, Palawan Island in the Philippines. This was our first dive trip since we got our PADI certification. It was great to put our newly acquired skill into actions and at the same time had the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystem in the world.

Exploring Pulau Ubin, Singapore On Bikes

A couple of months ago, Hayley and I were in Singapore for a weekend. It is a country which we visited quite a few times and this time we decided to explore a different part of the country. So we checked out Pulau Ubin, which is an island east of Singapore. Many people would call Pulau…

[Video & Photo Blog] Revisiting the Double Deer Stream in Hong Kong

Double Deer River is one of my favourite places in Hong Kong. It’s definitely off-beat and once you get there, it feels like you are in somewhere exotic and totally away from Hong Kong. Since I first went there a few years ago, it has become an annual ritual for me to visit it and climb up the waterfalls.