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DRAGON BACK another best day

Life in Hong Kong can feel small at times.  I rarely find myself venturing more than a few miles from home on a daily basis.  I think this lifestyle is why I like to travel so much.  Checking out every now and then helps me maintain a proper perspective with life outside this ever inflating Hong Kong bubble.  But checking out doesn’t always require a plane ticket.  Sometimes it’s as close as heading to the other side of the island.  

Recently, Francois and I tackled the Dragon Back trail, near Shek O.  After hiking what I consider the best trail in Hong Kong, this is where we got to spend our afternoon.

Big Wave Bay.

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But first.  Getting there.

We took the Island’s blue line to Shau Kei Wan Station and exited A3.  Just outside, we boarded the #9 double-decker bus to Tei Wan.

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You’ll want to make sure you get off at the Tei Wan bus stop, or you’ll end up at Shek O.  In times like this, I rely on my fellow passengers for guidance.  When everyone wearing hiking shoes and backpacks gets off… you do too.  You’re welcome.

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It took exactly 2.5 hours from Tei Wan bus stop to the beach.  The beach took exactly the better part of the afternoon… which included an amazing grilled cheese burger and nasty red bean popsicle (red doesn’t always mean Cherry…).

Another best day.

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