Category: Nature

Meeting Yuan barefooter

Encountering a barefoot trail runner in Hong Kong

Until recently, I thought I was the only barefoot runner in Hong Kong. Then, one day, as I was on the MacLeHose trail near Sai Kung, with Matthew, we encountered Yuan, a barefoot trail runner in Hong Kong. We had done some exploring previously around Tung Yeung Shan in the same area. An experienced barefooter […]

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On suicide cliff

Barefooting above the abyss: second barefoot hike on suicide cliff

Second barefoot hike on suicide cliff, with complete video walkthrough.

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Barefoot dronie

One year barefoot running and hiking

Where I take stock of my first year of barefoot running and hiking. Started as recovery from ACL surgery, barefooting has now become an end per se.

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sunset over Tai Mo Shan

A barefoot hike on Tai Mo Shan

Tai Mo Shan is the highest mountain in Hong Kong, culminating at 957 m. Despite being in Hong Kong for two years already, I had not visited Tai Mo Shan until recently. It must be said that it is a bit out of my way, and I already have the famous suicide cliff near to […]

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Feral Cattle in Tap Mun island

A day trip to “grass island”

The nice thing of Hong Kong is that in merely one hour, you can reach isolated islands where you are basically left to explore. Ok, I am exaggerating, of course, for a day trip to “grass island” is anything but adventure. Tap Mun in its Cantonese name, the island has long been a fisherman’s haven […]

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Dronie from Kowloon Peak

A night barefoot hike on Kowloon Peak

After having climbed suicide cliff barefoot and by night, I still had to more. That’s why, last Sunday, I decided to do a night barefoot hike on Kowloon Peak to catch the sunrise. Starting off at 3 AM Although I live very close to Kowloon Peak, arriving at the top on time still requires starting […]

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Angel light in Tomamu

Japan: snow fun in Tomamu

One of the highlights of our trip to Japan in December 2017 has been the day where we traveled to Tomamu. Tomamu is a ski station situated inland on the island of Hokkaido, about one hour by train from Sapporo. The village has many ski resorts and winter sport stations, so it was the occasion […]

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English bay ray of sunshine

English Bay: a beach in the city

The first hotel in which I was was the Best Western Sands. As it name indicates, it is very close to English Bay, a “beach in the city” within Vancouver. A last minute choice based on its proximity to the beach, this Best Western was more akin to a motel. In the end, a wrong […]

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Barefoot on dragon's back

Another barefoot hike on the Dragon’s Back

On this extended week-end of Chinese New Year in Hong Kong, it was exciting to go for a hike. The easiest option available was, obviously, to go for another barefoot hike on the Dragon’s Back. A crowded hike On week-ends, habitually, the hike is pretty crowded, but on Chinese New Year, it became worse. Indeed, […]

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Kowloon peak by drone

A stark warning for Suicide Cliff

Today, as I was passing on Fei Ngo Shan road, I found a new message affixed at the bottom of the stairs leading to Kowloon Peak. This is a stark warning for suicide cliff, a hike that has seen recently at least one death and several rescues every month. A useless warning? This warning has […]

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