Ghosts of Yim Tin Tsai Once home to a thriving Salt Industry Yim Tin Tsai Island is now mostly abandoned with some fascinating neglected buildings slowly decaying, being taken back to the earth by the inevitable hand of nature. The island was first settled…read more
A glance around Hong Kong and you might notice odd holes in the middle of its skyscrapers. An unusual and unique feature of this city. Why build gaps into a building in a city with some of the highest real estate prices in the world? The answer lies in dragons and the…read more
When you picture Hong Kong this view is perhaps the most common. It’s certainly the most accessible view from any of the mountains surrounding the city, as you can take a tram or bus to the top and walk along the path surrounding “The Peak” (What the locals call…read more
In the last 5 weeks I’ve explored the islands and beaches, camped alone under the stars, nothing but the sounds of the waves lulling me to sleep. Countless hikes, explored more temples and learned much more about this city and its history, including the bizarrely unique dragon holesread more
Dragon’s Back Dragon’s Back, a portion of the much longer Hong Kong Trail, is an easily accessible, not very strenuous hike along a ridgeline with great views of the ocean and islands surrounding the Shek O peninsula on Hong Kong Island. It has been rated as…read more
The ocean is calm as the British Aircraft Carrier slowly steams into the Japanese occupied waters of Hong Kong, apprehensive of floating mines. A sunny morning in August 1945. Battle stations aboard the HMS Vengeance are manned, gunners on high alert. The 7 foot…read more
Riding a motorcycle across Vietnam.