Beijing and the Wall-too much for one post

Last week I took a trip to the Mainland. Terrifying, I know. People really do spit all the time. Still, incredible. Since I was a child, (I think I decided after I sprained an ankle and couldn’t walk for a while) I have wanted to run on the Great Wall. I decided this, and wrote... Continue Reading →

House Sitting with Canines

I live in the middle of a city on the 27th floor in a 450 square foot apartment. I have roof access, so I feel like I have some space, but often I would just like to spread out without a building looming and walls pressing in around me. Hong Kong is not for the... Continue Reading →

Bowen Road: found

Yesterday I finally found Bowen Road. Largely thanks to the advice of a colleague- thanks Molly! To get there, for those who live in Hong Kong, go to Queens Road East from Happy Valley, and run towards Wan Chai, then past Stubbs Road (the road of doom), and turn left onto Kennedy street (or road...).... Continue Reading →

Places to Run in Hong Kong

Today I went for a 7.5 mile run. Much of it involved weaving through slow moving and wide pedestrians who don't feel the need to move out of your way even when you're running straight toward them, some of it on a race track, some of it dodging cars. My goal had been to go... Continue Reading →

Adventuring

I have been relatively lackadaisical in my going out and about in the city lately. I have noticed a few things in my regular life, but I have been spending my weekends lazing about the apartment reading and writing and drinking tea. This became more apparent to me on Sunday, when I was taking the... Continue Reading →

EPIC: not a workout

Last week I went with two friends to a free [read promotional] work out class at a place called "EPIC" put on by Sassy Hong Kong. 50 women, in an hour long class that was supposed to go through 4 types of work outs: yoga, self-defense, capoeira and boxing. I should have known it wasn't... Continue Reading →

Beware of Dogs

The soreness from paddling alerted me to the fact that I am not in top fitness. So today, on my final day of the 3 day weekend that should be a 4 day weekend, I went on a run. I walked up the massive set of stairs to the trail, then up the stairs on... Continue Reading →

Paddling

There are some moments when I am unbelievably pleased that I live in Hong Kong. One of these moments was on Monday morning, when I woke up in Lantao, spent the morning reading, and then we drove down to the beach in a 1982 land rover and learned how to stand up paddle. We first... Continue Reading →

Abandoned village

A couple weeks ago I went hiking in Sai Kung. We were going to hike parts of the Maclehose, and end at a ferry pier to head back to the MTR. We went to the ferry pier, and discovered we had more than an hour before our boat. Chek Keng pier was at the end... Continue Reading →

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