Category Archives: Hong Kong

Silvermine Bay, Lantau Island

I left Hong Kong, but on my return flight stopped off in the city to break up the long journey. This time I stayed at Silvermine Bay, a quiet secluded beach with accommodation right on the waterfront. Continue reading Silvermine Bay, Lantau Island

Tai O Fishing Village

While already on Lantau Island, I decided to journey over to Tai O Fishing Village. These kinds of places attracted me because I’d grown up with a father who, had he had his wish, would probably have wanted to fish for a living. Continue reading Tai O Fishing Village

Sampan Aberdeen

Like Singapore, Hong Kong had been a sampan haven. Now they were an rare sight. In fact, I caught a bus to Aberdeen on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island to enjoy the privilege of a ride in boats that had once been homes for some Chinese families. Continue reading Sampan Aberdeen

China’s Macau

I took a ferry to Macau for the day. In many ways the town reminded me of Goa. Both having once been ruled by the Portuguese, the architecture had that distinct flavour: arches dominating the buildings; open squares; even one of the churches was similar to one I’d seen in Panjim. Continue reading China’s Macau