Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tung Ping Chau...Paradise Lost.

So here is the full post, a little later than planned but better late than never.

I am quiet surprised I was able to post the teaser picture on Saturday especially since it was an earlier than usual rise on a weekend. 7.10am-ish to be precise.
It was a necessary early start to be sure to catch the only ferry to the island at 9am from a pier up in the New Territories. After a picturesque ferry ride we arrived at Tung Ping Chau and the water was so clear that any doubts about rising so early were washed away.
The island is known for its rock formations, crystal waters and fresh air all of which are amazing after weeks in the city. There is also still remains of how life used to be on the island many years ago with ruins of Hakka houses dotted along the coast with some residents returning on the weekends to serve the tourists.
Although the heat was a little exhausting and the sun may or may not have turned me pink for most of this week it was definitely a worthy trip out of the hustle and bustle. Just watch out for the ants and HUGE spiders... 

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