Hiking is a very popular activity in Hong Kong. Hardly surprising, if you think of the chaotic urban life and long working days. Additionally, you might have never thought of it, but three quarters of the entire Hong Kong’s territory is a countryside. There are sandy beaches, hills covered by grassland and forests. While staying in Hong Kong we were once invited by our local friends to go for a hike on Hong Kong’s popular trail – the Dragon’s Back. So put your comfy shoes on and let’s go :)
Hong Kong is a breathtaking city with its huge skyscrapers, traditions within modernity, diversity of landscape, food and people, the chaos and the way it is organised and managed. The city may totally fascinate you or overwhelm you. We spent two months in Hong Kong and in this post we’d like to share our first impressions.
We continue our journey to interesting areas of Kuala Lumpur and today we will show you very symbolic sights.
Superstitions of the locals are sometimes a great way to learn about the country. And speaking of Malaysia, or at least its capital city Kuala Lumpur, superstitions may introduce you to it. Here are five (a little more actually) interesting superstitions that we learned in Malaysia.
Batu Caves is a cave complex in a limestone hill close to Malaysia’s capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is at the same time one of the most visited Hindu Shrines outside India.
A spontaneous decision took us to a country that could be described by the phrase Unity in Diversity. It was Malaysia, a country we have never been to before and only learned a few controversial things about. After spending a month in its capital city, Kuala Lumpur, we left it with a feeling that one day we may return to embrace this city and become its citizens.
We were only going to Sri Lanka for a transit, and before we got there, we did a little research. The half of people, whose comments we read, recommended to spend the transit in a touristic coastal village not far from the airport. The other half recommended to see the capital of the country. Whether it was good or bad, we decided for the second option.
We have been traveling quite a lot the past years. Using the experience, we gained, we wanted to create something useful and beautiful that other travellers can use without spending much money on it. Here is a collection of pocket size packing checklists that you can use for your next trip. It comes with different quotes on the cover. The only thing you need to do is to print out one page (copy shops are everywhere), to cut and to fold it. That’s it!
Béziers was the last place that we went to in Southern France and also in Europe. From there we had to catch a flight to continue our adventures in Asia. We booked a studio just for one night in the downtown and in the next morning we had a couple of hours to walk through this little, yet ancient, picturesque city.
Our next step is Montpellier or as we call it since then the little Paris of the South. Just like Toulouse, Montpellier is a student city with one third of population being students. However, unlike Toulouse, you can feel their presence very well here. When we first arrived in Montpellier, it was the evening and the downtown was full with joyful and laughing young men and women.
The Southern France trip continued in Toulouse where we wanted to visit a friend, and what we discovered was a very unique city with a long history. Toulouse is called the Pink City (fr.: La Ville Rose) due to the specific architecture. From the medieval times pinkish terracotta bricks were used for construction. Nowadays, the pinkish tones still dominate the city architecture and defines the overall appearance of the city.
For many people stepping into a new year is connected with revising the results of the past year and setting goals for the next one. We wanted to dedicate a post to this subject, but simply writing about our personal achievements, goals or techniques might be a little useless. We wanted such a post to be first of all useful.