a little piece of heaven not too far from crazy hong kong
there is a constant line that people use a lot in hong kong – “hong kong is so small, there is nothing to do.”
how do you really measure small or big? but then when you ask them, what did you do over the weekend – they tell you “i was in causeway bay or tsim sha tsui shopping”. no wonder shopping is the national sport of the territory.
two years ago, i bought a hiking book because we wanted to do all hiking trails throughout hong kong. we are even not halfway through, so how can most people say – hong kong is small when most of their radius of movement confines within the office, home and causeway bay? there is even this group of people who call kowloon the dark side and they won’t go there. what is so dark, i still do not know.
sophie and i went to peng chau today. not many people know this but people who live in discovery bay love buying food from peng chau. it is a little self -sufficient island community and many of the locals grow their own vegetables. it’s also really cheap to buy food there because the locals in discovery bay call park n shop – park n rob.
the sun has been shying from hong kong for over the month but it came back today. sophie and i went for a little walk and saw a different side of peng chau. i was a little sad i didn’t bring my camera but i won’t let anything stop me – i had my iphone and i used it and relied the rest on the wonderful photo touch up techniques.
compared to lamma island or cheung chau – peng chau is hardly promoted at all. i think it’s really a great getaway from the city and to spend some great family time together. personally i think it’s place where you find a lot of happy and contented folks. it’s a place where life can still be good. even if you have no one to go with, just upload all of your favorite songs on your ipod and go and explore it. you will like it. have fun!
you can board your ferry from central pier 6
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