There's nothing like escaping the madness of the city. I talk about it all the time because I think living in this city can be particularly suffocating at times, certainly more so than other cities I've lived in. The high-rises, the pollution, the people, the noise, the concrete. Urgh, you can imagine. It can all just get a bit much. So after our wonderful Christmas day spent with our great friends here, Phil and I took ourselves off to discover a part of Hong Kong we'd been meaning to visit for ages.
We took a drive over to the New Territories only a cheeky 40 minutes away, stopping off at a few little spots in Clearwater Bay to breathe in the fresh(er) air and lap up that beautiful, chilly, wintery, beachy feel.
Looking tres preggers here. Funny that, being tres preggers and all. We jumped (I waddled) back in the car and headed another 15 minutes up the road to Sai Kung. This place is a favourite with expats. It has a promenade, and grass, and ice-cream and dogs and dog-prams (no joke) and kites and happy people. Like us ;)
These fisherpeople just cruise on up to the wharf with their catch and people buy straight off the boat! Talk about fresh....
So after a wander around, soaking up the sun, some tasty lunch at a seafood restuarant, an ice-cream and another stroll, we felt invigorated, relaxed and chilled, a feeling you just can't quite grasp living in the middle of the city.
So here's for making an effort and getting out of town. Perhaps a new years resolution?
Investing in the soul, eh....