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10 things to do in lamma

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more than just a sleepy fishing village and a weekend destination for city dwellers, lamma island is the glastonbury of hong kong. there is an unspoken allure to the island and as soon as you step foot on it, you can immediately feel its essence.

if discovery bay is the sterile suburb, lamma is the creative vortex of bric-a- bracs.  it is a refuge for artists, spiritual healers, writers seeking inspiration and the bohemian dwelling quarter.

things most people will do in lamma include

1.) seafood by the beach

2.) hike from yung shue wan to sok kwu wan

3.) hang out by the beach

4.) visit the one and only lamma wind farm( can’t really be considered a farm)

5.) try the famous grandma bean curd near the hung shing yeh beach

if you want something less conventional, you could try: –

1.) spiritual healing – my friend david ogg helps people get reconnected with their inner being. if you have questions about the metaphysics, you can call him. i am a very scientific person but when i am around david, i feel like my inner child has a friend to talk to – central sun

2.) ingest some greens at bookworm cafe . apparently it is pretty popular so please book in advance.

3.) invite all your friends for an art jamming session – at vivid vibrations . what a splendid way to spend the weekend

4.) buy some herbs and organic vegetables at herboland. it is by the hung shing yeh beach.

5.) yoga sessions in the garden – oh namaste!!!!!

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a little piece of heaven not too far from crazy hong kong

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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.

enjoy!!!

sophie loves looking out at the sea

bikes are still the number 1 mode of transport to get around peng chau

there is a small beach at the back of the island

some people like taking photos of people, of food but i like textures in general. architectures are my favorite

hot day ya!

this is really pretty

hard to believe this is freaking peng chau

this house is so pretty. would love to live in a house like this in hong kong

do you think sophie is the most well travelled dog in hk? she has been to a lot of places

found an old abandoned house. felt like i was young again - looking for a ghostly adventure

for a brief moment, i felt like i was in shanghai.

spring is back. flowers are in bloom again. yay!!!

sophie is a lot like small trouble. we like to make friends whereever we go

of course this is not me la.. i'd die if i had fizzy hair like that but this is definitely my favorite pose

you may not believe it. this is the best fried rice i have tasted. reminds me a lot of my grandma's fried rice

if you ever come here - remember order the fried rice!!

best thing to buy in peng chau - fresh seafood!! really cheap too.

hey which musical was it - the song " oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful, i have a wonderful feeeling, everything going my way".

postcard from peng chau

my exploration came to a halt when i heard jazz music wafting out from this shop - they teach pottery here. nice!

fresh farm eggs - 7 for 10 bucks. beat that?

not a bad retirement life - watching the sea go by

compared to lamma island or cheung chaupeng 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

Written by smalltroubleinhk

March 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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