Like every metropolitan city, Hong Kong is always bustling and fast-paced. As much as I appreciate the city’s liveliness and energy, once in a while I do crave some quiet time. After being in Hong Kong for a couple weeks, I took a day trip out to Tai O, a fishing village that’s a bit over an hour’s drive away from city centre. Also known as the Venice of Asia, Tai O is a pedestrian only village that is engulfed between mountains and the ocean. Tai O is dramatically more tranquil and slow-paced than Hong Kong, which makes it an excellent getaway from the city smog and crowds.
My New Balance 565’s have been with me through thick and thin on this trip, and yet they’re still in great shape. Because they offer supreme comfort for long walks, they’re my footwear of choice for day trips and excursions. I’m inclined to purchase a second pair!
Tai O’s main canal is a breathtaking sight.
Villagers’ of Tai O reside in stilt houses built on water.
The highlight of my time in Tai O was my coffee break at Solo Cafe. This cafe is slightly hidden and I wouldn’t have discovered it without the recommendation of my aunt. Here I indulged in a cup of Colombian roast and a slice of New York cheesecake (very delicious) alongside an unbeatable view of the canal.