Hong Kong and Taiwan, Dec. 2017-Jan. 2018

For winter break in 2018, we spent two weeks in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Our time in Hong Kong was mostly spent eating—our meal at Ronin in Sheung Wan might be my favorite of all time—but the city actually has a lot of great hiking and outdoors activities. We hiked Dragon’s Back in Shek-O, circumnavigated Lamma Island, and spent a day wandering around the hills and fishing villages of Lantau.

Our first stop in Taiwan was Hengchun and the nearby Kenting National Park at the southern tip of the island, after which we made good use of the high-speed rail to zip 3/4 of the way around the island to the Taroko Gorge Area, where we spent several days hiking. We finished the trip with a few days eating and wandering around Taipei.