Immersed in Ukrainian culture and history (and vodka)

A GUEST POST BY ANEESH VARMA The excitement has settled and there’s a keener attention towards the finer details of the hotel grounds: the fresh smell of pinewood, the pervading greenery and the richness of material with which everything is built within and without. From the wood used to make furniture to the ingredients used… Read More Immersed in Ukrainian culture and history (and vodka)

A Spiritual Hike – Castle Peak & Tsing Shan Monastery (Part 2)

Excessive amounts of statues and incense! Arriving at the main hall, sound of a Buddhism chants gradually became louder and louder as i approach the door step. My sight was drawn into the interior where there stood a golden censer with a dragon sculpture as a background. Stronger scent of incense now creeping up to… Read More A Spiritual Hike – Castle Peak & Tsing Shan Monastery (Part 2)

A Spiritual Hike – Castle Peak & Tsing Shan Monastery (Part 1)

Distance: 2.2 km (around 5km in total)  Duration: 2-3 hours Difficulty: 3 out of 5. Why Castle Peak? Castle Peak is one of the tallest mountain in Western New Territories, with the altitude of 583m . The hike is reasonably easy but adventurous (i am going to talk about this below), It gives you plenty of… Read More A Spiritual Hike – Castle Peak & Tsing Shan Monastery (Part 1)

A Test of Endurance : Hiking to Sunset Peak (大東山) in Lantau

Lantau Trail No. 2 NAM SHAN via Sunset Peak Distance: 6.5 km Duration: 2-3 hours Difficulty: 3/4 out of 5 depending on your fitness level. Constant elevation and descent with stairs. The challenging, strenuous yet rewarding hike to Sunset Peak (大東山) on Lantau Island in Hong Kong became one of my favorite hike to do since i… Read More A Test of Endurance : Hiking to Sunset Peak (大東山) in Lantau