In the second episode in our Sichuan adventure, we hike up the Hailuogou valley. A walk on ice hiking up into Asia’s lowest glacier. An easy stroll in high altitude, a cable car ride and a hot spring to finish the day. Prayer flags, waterfalls, an epic glacier and the odd monkey all included.
In the first episode in our Sichuan adventure we travel from Chengdu to Moxi Zhen and into the Hai Luogou valley. A mega drive right into the heart of Western Sichuan. A beautiful alpine town surrounded by snow covered mountains plus a walk in Red Panda land. Raging rivers, posing monkey’s and bamboo bridges are all included.
Gong Yani started her career as a synchronised swimmer when she was six years old. Originally from Wenzhou, in Zhejiang, her father believed she would have the chance of a better life if she joined the team. Her life since then has been through many ups and downs as she has struggled to progress to the senior team and have a shot at competing in the National championships. Her ultimate goal is to join the Chinese Olympic team. Coming back from a career threatening injury Yani is now captain of the Hunan Provincial team and working hard towards her goal.
All shot on an iPhone.
In the fifth and final episode on the Lantau trail we take on sections 10,11 and 12 in a 20 km hike. A long flat walk high above Hong Kong’s longest beach. A dramatic final stretch up and over a peninsula to finish off the Lantau trail. Beaches, waterfalls, forests and of course the cows.
In the fourth episode on the Lantau trail, we take on sections seven, eight and nine in a 23 KM hike. A dramatic secluded coast walk that will surprise anyone. Discover rare old farming communities and deserted villages. Isolated beaches, an old fort, challenging paths and more wondering cows. D J Clark makes his way from Tai O to Shui Hau.
In the third episode on the Lantau trail we take on sections five and six. An escape from the crowds along an open ridge. An idyllic fishing village with much to explore. Hidden temples, wandering cows, stilted houses, and peaks galore all this and much much more as D J Clark makes his way from Sham Wat Road to Tai O.
In the second episode on the Lantau trail we take on sections three and four. Epic views from Hong Kong’s second tallest peak. An up and down and all around this walk has something for everyone. Big Buddha’s, giant sculptures, the occasional cow and a peak to rival all others.
In the first of a new series covering the much overlooked Lantau Long Trail we take on sections one and two. Sections one is a simple road walk from Mui Wo up to Nam Shan. Here you leave the road and start a long climb up to Sunset peak on section two before descending down to the Tung Chung road.
The 70 km Lantau trail takes you on a loop from Mui Wo West over Sunset and Lantau peaks before a ridge walk to Tai O. From there you follow the coast around the south of the island back to Mui Wo.
This episode of Drone and Phone will bring us to picturesque Santorini-like Huaniao Island in Zhoushan. Here you can feast on idyllic vintage sceneries and ideal manned beauty in the meantime, fit for both tranquility seekers and honeymooners alike.
In the last of five recommended Hong Kong walks we a hike 13 KM loop, starting at the Bride’s pool, making our way to Sam A Wan before crossing over to the old Hakka village of Lai Chi Wo. On the way back we climb the Tiu Tang Lung path before cutting back and returning to the the Bride’s pool. Thanks to Jurgen Looman for the recommendation and for coming along to show us the way and help us film.