An indulgent holiday in the sun, sipping cocktails and escaping between the covers of an enticing book is not my idea of a holiday. Well maybe I could tolerate it for a day or two, but after that, cabin fever would set in. The whole concept of doing nothing gives me an anxiety attack, and once boredom sets in I’ll start dreaming about what to have for lunch, what to have for dinner, and before I know it I’m treating food as the highlight of my break and stacking on the kilos!
Sai Kung is known as the backyard of Hong Kong and it is remarkable for its sweeping green views, pristine beaches, volcanic rock columns and the floating fishing village that feeds all the busy seafood restaurants along the main pier. During my last visit to Hong Kong I spent a perfect day tackling the notoriously difficult MacLehose hiking trail along the Sai Kung peninsula. My efforts were rewarded with a fresh cooked seafood dinner on the harbour although the price tag was extraordinary.