Tuen Ng

9 06 2016

Today was Tuen Ng, a public holiday in Hong Kong for the traditional dragon boat races held to mark the start of the Summer. I woke to the sound of drums, watching the dragon boats glide over Aberdeen harbour from my kitchen window.

Then the boyfriend arrived for a sweaty hike up by the “secret” Aberdeen waterfall, over rotting bridges and past suspicious-looking characters (apparently scouting for a wild-growing tree yielding an expensive kind of wood.) Water thundered down from the reservoir, splashing over rocks, eagles wheeled in the sky above and insects scurried in the undergrowth. After some time, and buckets of sweat, we neared the top of the mountain at the heart of Hong Kong, and headed back down, still on foot to Causeway Bay, and a well-earned kakigori shaved-ice treat via the stunning Broadwood Road, one of Hong Kong’s most impressive vistas.

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