“Unusual hike” returns! With the same sweetheart whom I did the food hike. We planned to get away from the bustling Hong Kong. That kind of went wrong? Those following my IG knows why 😛
Baiyun Mountain literal translation: White Cloud Mountain. Its name was derived from the GORGEOUS ‘sea of clouds’ as viewed from the summit.
This was a seriously thrifty trip. Hubby and I stayed at a guesthouse (more like a local home). The key expense was transport *LOL*. Surrounded by beautiful rice paddy and various farms. So shopping / convenient store was nowhere to be seen. Just sheer natural beauty. This was 1 hour train away from the bustling Kumamoto. Surreal how the scenery changed completely. The region was called Minami-Aso (South Aso); the precise station that we were heading to was Choyo.
Symbol of Cape Town and my compass (towards the mountain = towards town). It is a daily beautiful sight for Capetonians. Table Mountain – 1 of the 7 natural wonders in the world Feature: Naturally flat top mountain, 1086m above sea level. It hosts 1470+ rare and endangered floral species.
This hike was originally a real trade route between 2 towns, hence the name Fengchihu (town A) Rueili (town B) historical trail. But ever since Alishan area developed a rail line, it has become a leisure 6.4km hike. Okay, my hike was a lot more creepy than expected… suddenly misted up and a bunch of birds flew off type. Basically, I was experiencing a ‘A Chinese Ghost Story’ 倩女幽魂 moment. Could not see beyond 1m. My phone camera was having more clarity than me. Needless to say, had to cut the hike short (around the 3km mark?). I chickened out after I started to imagine the bamboos were moving.
Mutianyu 慕田峪 萬里長城 in December was just great. Quiet and not that many people – less than 100? This was my 4th time up on the Great Wall and by far the quietest I’ve seen.
This is one inexpensive, but intense food coma experience, I mean hike. Based on a tourist guide (picked up from the HKG airport), Lamma Island is good for hikes. Also, thanks to a local, she showed me around. XOX you know who you are 😛