For my fifth holiday in Hong Kong, I did more local activities, and therefore a much more fulfilling holiday!
If you are going Hong Kong, you might want to try some of these things I did.
Bowen Road Fitness Trail
I planned a run for this vacation because with my Five Finger running shoe, it’s easy and light to pack into my luggage!
I stayed in Best Western Hotel in Causeway Bay, and a good nearby place to run is the Bowen Road Fitness Trail.
To reach the trail, I went up via Wan Chai Gap Road. Beware, it’s a steep 200m climb (which I mostly walked).
The view is magnificent.
I ran a total of 2.75km, then walked along the trail till where Bowen Road meets Stubbs Road. There is a bus stop there, so I just take a bus back to Causeway Bay. Yeah, no need to 走回头路, and can avoid steep slope down.
A spontaneous activity we had is a visit to Happy Valley Racecourse, which is walkable from Causeway Bay MTR.
They have a night race (from 7-11pm) every Wednesday, and I recommend to go. It’s a grand experience.
Public entrance fee is only $10 HKD, which you can pay with your octopus card.
I also did my homework on horse betting. You can easily place bets over the counters, with minimum bet of $20 HKD. Unfortunately, I lost all my 2 bets :(
See a video of a race.
In my previous trips, I mostly took MTR, airport express or taxi.
This time, I took mostly bus.
You get to see more of the city on a bus.
And it’s convenient. From airport to Causeway Bay (or any other places), there are frequent buses, and it’s cheaper.
Even with a early morning flight back home, we manage to take a night rider bus at 4 am.
One of thing I worried about is how to shout to the bus driver to stop, because I can’t speak cantonese. Luckily, all buses I took have bells..