Apart from a brief stop in Hong Kong between Vietnam and Thailand, I hadn’t really spent any time here post-exams. Arriving back late at HK airport (always a pleasure) meant that it was a taxi back to HK Island. The notoriously quick taxi drivers really come into their own on the open road - we went steady at 90mph!
Waking up feeling very lethargic after travelling and a late night, I went off for a run in the scorching heat - no need to go to Thailand to rid ourselves of that unhealthy-looking pallor of finals month! I ran west, around Mt Davis, past the Medical Campus, to University Hall (picture courtesy of HKU), and near Aberdeen (香港仔). Then I carried on behind University Hall past Pokfulam Reservoir which was a world away from the buzz of the city. There were dozens of big fish and turtles swimming, and the path went past several waterfalls feeding the reservoir. After a very hot hike up to Victoria Peak, relatively quiet on a weekday afternoon, I took the southern route around the Peak on Harlech Road and then back down through Pinewood Battery on the steep route to Kennedy Town. Spectacular views - it was a shame I didn’t have a camera.