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San Francisco, We Meet Again – Part 2

I’ve rambled a bit on how I’ve made my way back to San Francisco from Hong Kong and what the experience has felt like so far. Rather than spurt out more deep emotional and philosophical heaviness, I’d rather just skip straight to the fun stuff that everyone loves to read about. So here’s a quick recap of my SF adventures over the last two months.

I love my new job and office. It’s in a co-working space called RocketSpace in the Financial District of SF. I’ve really underestimated little perks like free coffee, bagels and even beer!

In the new office…

Work has been crazy, as any new job is, but I’m still getting out to reconnect with old friends and make a few new ones. There is something going on every weekend that I’m still having difficulty keeping up with. I will say this, SF has much more going on socially than HK. Here’s a few pictures. If you have any suggestions of what else I should do in SF, leave a comment!

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Hiking Tap Mun (Grass Island), Hong Kong

Grass IslandThis past weekend, I took a hike with some friends out to Tap Mun Island in the Sai Kung area of Hong Kong (click on the map, it’s the red island in the northeast area).  It’s kind of like a National Park in the U.S.  It was a bit of a trek to get there having to take the MTR (subway), then a bus, and then a ferry.  All in all, it was a 3 hour transport.

The island was pretty neat though and worth the effort to get there.  There are only about 100 residents on the island located in a small fishing village that resembles more of a military barracks than a village.  As much as I like Hong Kong, it’s always nice to get back to nature a bit.  The paths are fairly  multi-use and family friendly and the hike itself wasn’t too strenuous but still gave some great views, even though it was a cloudy day.

There seemed to be some sort of adventure race going on while we were there.  I wasn’t able to find out at the time but I’m looking into it.  If there is adventure racing in Hong Kong… I’m all over that like a fat kid on cake!

The beaches were more on the rocky side so not the kind you want to lay out at and the camp site area was a bit different from other places I’ve seen (and I’ve done a lot of camping).  Cows roamed the island so there were a few ‘land-mine’ areas to traverse.  There was also a small cemetery area unlike anything I’ve seen as well.  All in all, a fun time.  Slideshow of pictures is below…

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