We decided to check out the 오륙도 스카이워크 Oryukdo Skywalk 五六島天空步道 today!
As usual, prior to the trip, we sought advice from the hotel staff, and decided that it would be much more convenient and not that expensive for 4 of us to share a cab after taking the subway to 경성대부경대 Kyungsung University–Pukyong National University Station 慶星大·釜慶大站 (Subway Line 2, Station Number 212). We boarded cab at 8:49am just outside Exit 5, and arrived at the Sky Walk 14 minutes later (₩6,700).
Being early, we had the Skywalk almost to ourselves, and took our time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. We also spotted tents where 海女 would normally be selling the seafood that they obtained on their trip out in the sea, but we were either too early, or it was their off day today, for the tents were all closed.
We had a great time at 南丫島 Lamma Island previously, and this time, we decided to check out 長洲 Cheung Chau.
There was also an ongoing discount for ferry tickets till end of 2016, so it was an additional motivation to go pay a visit 😛
First, we had a nice dim sum breakfast at hubby’s favourite yumcha place at 蓮香樓 Lin Heung Tea House, because of its great atmosphere.
The food quality today was much better than our previous visit! We absolutely adored the steamed mushroom 😀
Anyway, after a leisurely breakfast, we walked to Central Ferry Pier No. 5 to wait for the next normal ferry at 09:00.
We woke up extra early to visit 金山岭长城 Jinshanling Great Wall on our second day of arrival in Beijing!
Luckily it was still clear skies this morning, and we grabbed the buns that we bought last night and went to take the subway to 望京西站 Wangjing West Station.
At 望京西站 Wangjing West Station, we exited through Exit B, which led directly to an overhead bridge. We could see another bus interchange when we looked towards the right, but that was NOT the one. Instead, we took the stairs on the left at the end of the bridge and turned right to see a small police station on the right. We kept walking straight, past the public toilets, and saw a bus interchange with 2 gates and took the left one that says 金山岭 Jinshanling.
We had arrived just before 7.50am this Sunday morning, and there were easily 30 people in front of us (There needs to be a minimum of 20 passengers before the bus will move off, and the bus has a capacity of 50 passengers.)! Continue reading
Categories: China, Travel
Tags: hike, nature
We were going on a hiking trip today at the outlying island Lamma Island 南丫島!
We took the 08:50 ferry from Star Ferry Pier 4 at Central, and it was a quick 25min ferry ride on choppy waters to Yung Shue Wan 榕樹灣!
Being so early, most of the shops were barely opened at Yung Shue Wan Village 榕樹灣村, but we saw this Sampan Seafood Restaurant filled with people having their morning dim sum. Too bad we had already eaten at Lin Heung earlier 😛
Other than the crowd at the restaurant, the rest of the village was basically a small sleepy town!
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 9, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
We were super excited this morning as we would be spending the day in our attempt to reach Tiger’s Nest at an altitude of 3120m! The minute we stepped out of our room, we saw snow!!! First snow in the valley of Paro for the year! We wondered if this was an omen? Today, we used up 6 heat packs in total – 2 each for the 3 of us 😛
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 6, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
It’s Bhutan National Day today, Happy Birthday Bhutan!
We had Bhutanese buckwheat pancakes for breakfast today 🙂 It was very dense and had a slight bitter taste to it, but it went well with the fried eggs with oozing egg yolks. Dorji said that they usually eat pancakes with chilli.. haha! By now, we were quite good at eating ema datshi during lunches and dinners, but we just couldn’t imagine having chillis for breakfast… We also shared our failed experiences in keeping our fire going, and Dorji promised to help us get some “fire starters”.