Monday, 25 April 2011

Dragon's back

Today I walked along the Dragon's back trail on the east of Hong kong island, a 2 h hike along the ridge of the low mountains there. It was lovely, with amazing views, but quite steep at times. At the end of trail was Shek O beach, where I stayed a couple of hours, and endulged in lots of watermelon and mango. And some Laughing Cow cheese cubes as snacks on the way... I bought them. all the time when hiking on Borneo, as they're not very sensitive to heat. That taste of processed cheese flavoured with ham and tomatoe also really reminds me of summers camping with my family. Can't go camping etc in Sweden and not bring cheese on tube (crayfish, prawn and ham are some of the flavours)... 

What else have I've been up to? Not much, I was planning to go up to the Peak yesterday, but gave up when I saw the very long que. Instead spent the day walking through markets and relaxing in Kowloon park reading Aijvide's last book (thanks Elisabeth!)

I'm leaving early tomorrow morning to go to Guangzhou in China, from there I hope to be able to get a bus to Yangshuo at 1pm. I get to Guangzhou at 9 am, hopefully that will be enough to find the bus station and buy a ticket... What could possibly go wrong? Except that I'm geographically challenged, not sure where the bus is leaving from, exactly when it's leaving, where I can buy a ticket, and I can't read, speak or understand the language? Fingers crossed all goes as planned!   

Saturday, 23 April 2011

A hungry Swede in Hong kong

I've been a worthless food blogger recently, way to busy w work and moving to have time to cook anything remotely intersting.I've left UK yesterday for 6 weeks in hong kong, china and laos. So for now the food blog will be a travel blog. My guess is that it will still be pretty foodcentric.

I got into HKK about 6 h ago, and it feels great being back here. I feel a bit shattered, despite sleeping/slumbering for most of the flight here. Btw, def recommeds air new zealand, great service, seats and food.

I got into the hostel, Yes Inn on Hong kong island, where I've stayed before, had a shower and headed out for dinner. I went to temple street market, where there are lots of street restaurants serving cheapish sea food. I had lovely razor clams w chilli and blackbean sauce, and pak choi w garlic (one of my all time favourite dishes). Got no pictures of the food as forgot to bring a camera (anyhow not sure how to upload images as am blogging from my iPhone). After dinner, a beer, and browsing through the touristy night market looking for new headphones, it was def time to headset back and into a proper bed.

Tomorrow I need to get more info on train/bus tickets to yangshuo, and then I think I might revisit a couple of markets or maybe head to the beach, or maybe up to the Peak. Thinking of doing the Dragon's walking trail on Mon, will see. Looks like it will be nice weather while I'm here, 27C and sunshine. Must rememer sunblock or I'll burn like a crisp, and the lobster look really doesn't suit me....