Trouble in Hong Kong…

an outsider's perspective of hong kong

what a wonderful island

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we had a few good days of sunshine over the chinese new year holiday ( speaking which i really miss it now because the weather this past week had been so horrible, wet and cold!!!) and we headed out to the beautiful po toi island. it is most southern island in hong kong, a nature lover’s paradiso.

thanks to my gym buddies who organized this trip, i was so happy to be invited to tag along to see yet another facet of hong kong which i find very intriguing. there is absolutely nothing on po toi island. there are only about 10 -20 odd people who live permanently on the island. most of the natives had left the island and moved into the city. they sometimes come back during the weekend to enjoy this deserted island.

while i do not have immediate plans to move there i am glad that there are still places in hong kong to retreat to when life gets a bit too crazy. you know it’s very funny when i tell people actually there are still so many places in hong kong worth discovering besides new shops at causeway bay or tsim sha tsui. when i told my hairstylist, i went to po toi island over the holiday, she thought it was close to hainan island. geography i suppose isn’t one of her fortes.

sophie loves ” being the centre of attention”. look at her eavesdropping on our conversation

mesmerizing

every time i come to places like this - there is a soundtrack in my head " i think to myself what a wonderful world"

the famous palm clift - try putting your palm next to it

sophie enjoying her dip after a long walk

my shadow and i

our billion dollar lunch spot ( sophie closing in with long sad faces..please feed me)

if you look hard enough, you could actually see sea urchins growing by the boulders

if you say jump, we will say - HOW HIGH????

to go to po toi island – get to either stanley or aberdeen. the ferry service are infrequent so plan in advance. if you are that unlucky to miss the last boat out, there is a lady that sells snacks and drinks close to the pier. she knows where you can rent a place for the night.

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