Saturday, April 18, 2015

HONG KONG INVADER: The Hiking Experience.


Hi there, remember me??? 

I used to blog here! I’m working very hard to make blogging a priority again. I really miss sharing my outdoor adventures and documenting the current happenings in my life. Lots of good stuff going on lately. I’ll play catch up soon. But if you really want to follow along on a daily basis, please come visit me on Instagram @diaznett. 




Since this day, I have wondered just how many important daily moments have I missed?

Mind full.
Schedule packed.
Running late for work.
Small glimmer caught my eye. 


During my vacation in Hong Kong earlier last month, we hiked out to Mui Woo Tung Chung Island - my first hiking experience and I liked it.  

But how to make the most of your mountain hiking experience?

“I’m cold, I’m tired and I’m hungry!” are the most common complaints heard out on the hiking trails. It’s called whining. What is the hurry? The whole idea behind hiking is to get to your destination no matter how slow or fast you walk. 








Of course, this can change just as fast as the unpredictable weather in the mountains, when it comes time to book it to safety. Don’t believe what they tell you about lightning, because it can strike anywhere, randomly. So, slow down and enjoy the view. Don’t get cocky out where the rubber meets the rock; rather, enjoy discovering the powerful gift of nature that is hard for mere mortals to comprehend. Always remember that you are in a wild place where wild things can happen. 

"FIRST STOP"




Hiking never gets boring because there is always something new to see and experience. Thumbs down to people who talk about taxes and business out on the trail. Leave that trash at the trailhead along with the cell phone. It probably won’t work out there anyway. If you really want to get primitive, leave your watch and just enjoy the beauty of nature.  


"AT THE TOP"


After losing 590 calories,
a healthy breakfast being served - Thai cuisine.

Though traveling is not a big deal for me today, before my trip to the mountains, I used to be a homebody. I had friends to hang out with, several hobbies, and I felt completely comfortable spending weekends at home — without going anywhere. All my demands of novelty were satisfied by the Discovery and National Geographic channels, and I seriously thought there was no difference between seeing something on the TV or with one’s own eyes.




While you are out hiking, 
take a moment to give thanks 
that you are able to enjoy nature in all its glory.
Till next time..
xx

Hong Kong Island
March 2015

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