Category: Travel

Biwaichi Cycling 琵琶湖單車遊

要到日本作深度單車旅遊,兩個入門級的行程就不得不提。第一個是連接廣島及四國今治的 島波海道 (Shimanami Kaido),另一個則是 滋賀縣的琵琶湖 (Lake Biwa)。

Things To Do In My Next Visit to Taiwan 下次到台灣應該做甚麼?

自今年二月初暫停外國人士入境,台灣政府會於明天(6月29日)開始放寬符合特定條件的人士入台,此階段主要是基於商務及依親的需要,相信旅遊入境稍後亦會恢復。

上次到台灣是今年一月中,轉眼間又差不多半年了,心裏有點癢,希望盡快可以再回去探朋友及遊灠。在家數月,閒來上網也留意到很多台灣相關的資訊,先來個整理,為稍後再到台灣作好準備。

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農曆新年行山活動 Lunar New Year Hiking

農曆新年期間市面非常淡靜,商舗和食肆大都休息,即使照常營業的很多時都會有加一的安排。假期間除了拜年外,最慳錢的活動相信是行山。既可一家人消磨數小時,也對身體健康有裨益。就像今個新年假期,我們一家就走了兩轉了。

During the Lunar New Year Holidays, most of the shops and restaurants will be closed. Even you can find restaurant that is open for service, it will definitely include a 10% surcharge. Other than visiting relatives or friends, hiking is believed to be the most cost saving activities. Not only we can consume some of our free time, it will also bring good health to us and that’s why we had two hiking trips in this holidays.

Singapore Polytechnic

My Visit to the Singapore Polytechnic 參觀新加坡理工大學 (4 July 2018)

星期三(七月四日)下午,離開樟宜國際機場後,我們乘旅遊巴到旅程的第一站 – 新加坡理工大學 (Singapore Polytechnic)。 新加坡導遊Jessy小姐在車上講解新加坡文化和歷史,同學們都聽得津津有味。約30分鐘後,車子已經到逹目的地。眼前的理工大學樓高五層,非常壯觀,環境寧靜,絶對是一個理想的學習地方。我們一行40人,由Jessy小姐帶領到一樓圖書館參觀。 在圖書館裏,我看見了很多遊戲設施和一間小房間。 一位當地老師出來介紹每一樣設施,包括: 單車 彈珠機 籃球機 足球機 發光二極管乒乓球機 幸運輪 遊戲機 … 他們全都是理工大學學生採用不同物料用心合力製作出來的。 此外,那間小房原來是研究鐳射的,鐳射可以用來裁剪不同的物料,例如:𥿄張,膠板,玻璃,連鋼板也可以切割,真是厲害啊! 老師講解完畢後,就是三小時自由活動。我急不及待地和同學們一起玩彈珠機,非常刺激有趣; 之後我又玩了發光二極管乒乓球機,它是一個玩法非常困難的遊戲,但我卻十分喜歡,所以玩了很久。其他同學也玩得不亦樂乎,房間裏充滿大家的歡笑聲。時間過得很快,我聽到老師的召喚聲後,就知道要離開這裏。我只好懷著依依不捨的心情地離開。 這次參觀,我認識了一些和STEM有關的知識,此外我很羡慕新加坡理工大學的學生們能發揮自己的創意,做出不同趣味的遊戲,我希望將來也能成為他們的一分子呢!😍😍    

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快閃台南 Flash Travel – Tainan

以往到外地旅行,事前總會作極詳盡的行程編排,隨著小朋友日漸長大,多了些他自己的意願,想去的地方也會隨時改變,因此我也只會安排交通住宿,其他的行程到時才決定。

像剛過去的台北、高雄之旅,我們也作了一次台南快閃行動。

In our past holiday travels, I would usually prepare detailed itinerary for the trip. However, as my boy is getting older, he has his own expectation on the travel and the places for our visit may change from time to time. As such, nowadays, I only planned for the flights and accommodations, the rest of the trip will only be worked out during the trip.

In my recent Taipei/Kaohsiung trip, we had made a flash travel to Tainan.

Boulangerie Nogami

朝聖之旅 – 野上麵包 Boulangerie Nogami

九月中在醫院留醫時,好朋友為我帶來兩本烘焙書籍。一本是「火頭工」,早前也寫過我的讀後感;另一本是「野上智寛的麵包全圖解」,全書主要圍繞著他自家麵包的製作技巧,雖然尚未讀完,但十二月中在台北的時候,也要走去觀摩一下。

If you still remembered that my classmate had got me two baking books while I was staying in the hospital, one of them is the “火頭工”, of which I had a review on it. The other one is the “野上智寛的麵包全圖解”, a book focusing on the recipe and baking techniques for breads sold in his bakery – Boulangerie Nogami. Despite I have not completed reading it, I was still eager to visit Boulangerie Nogami while I was in Taipei in last December.

短程行山路線與鬧市中的悠閒空間 Short Hiking Trip & Leisure Space in the Heart of the City

非假日的行山路線,我們都會集中在港島區的短程路線,這樣會有較充裕的時間接送家中小孩下課。像近期行過好幾次的金督馳馬徑便是其中一個很好的選擇。

Our weekday hiking routes are normally focused around those short trails in the Hong Kong Island where we can have adequate time to pick up our little boy after school. The Sir Cecil’s Ride located in the eastern part of the Hong Kong Island that we hiked recently is one of the great choices.

微笑單車 YouBike

微笑單車的初邂逅 First Encounter of YouBike

去過台北好幾次,但從來也未騎過微笑單車(YouBike)。主要原因是我沒有悠遊卡和台灣當地的電話號碼,無法作會員登記。另一方面,基於保安理由,我又不想使用信用卡作單次租車。

You may be surprised that I have not ridden any YouBike before despite that I have been to Taipei a number of times. The main reason is that I don’t have Easycard nor local phone number. For security reason, I also don’t want to use my credit card for one-time bike rental as well.

羅大佑與音樂瘋子的傳奇派對

週3聚樂部─羅大佑與音樂瘋子的傳奇派對

住在台北的老同學早前在面書上分享了羅大佑與音樂瘋子的傳奇派對音樂會。這個由羅大佑和王治平携手合作的Live Show,除了讓大家回味他過往的作品外,也提供一個平台給年輕樂團和樂手作表演。音樂會安排在每月最後的一個星期三晚上。

碰巧十二月份的表演日子,我和其他舊同學一行三人仍在台北,當然不想錯過這難得的機會。

Miho Museum

Gem in the Hidden Mountain of Shigaraki

Miho Museum (美秀美術館) is a private museum managed by the religious group Shinji Shumeikai (神慈秀明会). It is named after the founder of the group, Mrs. Mihoko Koyama and initially housed the vast collection of tea ceremony utensils and Asian antiquities collected by her. The collection was subsequently grew into a vision of an art museum, aligning with Koyama’s vision of promoting beauty, peace and joy through art.

The museum is a place that I have been longing for a visit.

Yes, for a very long time.

In fact, I had been there before but not exactly visited the museum. Why?

Fully assembled Road Bikes - BMC

Bike Shops Tour in Osaka

Doing window shopping is one of my favourite activities when having overseas visits. In my latest Osaka / Biwako tour in end August, I had included optional visit to some of the bike shops in my plan.

Right before the day I returned to Hong Kong, I have spared some time to visit these shops.