In the past, whenever I thought of Hong Kong, I thought of one big shopping mall. No longer. Now I realize that there is natural tropical island beauty in Hong Kong as well.
We started our nature hike on the subway, of all places.
After about 40 minutes on the subway, we reached the end of the line, and started the hike.
In no time, we left the city, and started climbing the approximately 34 million stairs up a mountain.
Our efforts were rewarded with some spectacular views of the city.
The trail quickly led us away from the city, and we started walking through some serious nature.
Our path was the “Dragon’s Back” trail that runs along a mountain range.
The trail ended at a beach town, where we ate lunch and then (30 minutes later, I promise) we went for a swim in the ocean.
It was very hot and humid, we sweat a lot, but the views were spectacular. After breathing polluted city air for two months, my lungs were grateful for the clean mountain air.
I can’t wait to go back to Hong Long and do some more urban hiking. My wife will love it, too. Honey, what do you say, is it a date?