Not all travel ends up at the top of a mountain or on some remote beach in the Pacific somewhere. Adventure can be surrounded by concrete, people and culture. In fact, for Kiwi’s, because we live in such a wide-open expanse and are fortunate enough to surrounded by amazing environments and scenery, the compression of a city adventure can seem more daunting, a bigger adventure. Hong Kong is one such destination with over 7 million people squeezed into around 400sq miles, that just over 1000 sq. kilometres. That’s 7 million people squeezed into a region about twice the size of Lake Taupo, that makes Hong Kong 243 times smaller than New Zealand with almost double the population! When you arrive in Hong Kong what first strikes you is how green it is, it’s not all city, but once you get down amongst the people the energy of Hong Kong its frenetic; it seems like bedlam but somehow it all seems to work and fit together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, it’s an ‘activity’ simply to walk the streets and look in the store windows. The main city is in regions; fish market, meat market, clothing etc and because Hong Kong is an island the hustle and bustle of the land flows over to the water and there are junks and ferries and container ships everywhere. However, amongst the chaos there is are areas set aside, parks and green belts, for recreation with some amazing hikes, like the Dragons Back hike. The Dragons Back, which is possibly the most well-known, it easy to access, easy to complete and very scenic. It also great way to see the layout of Hong Kong with one side being the mass of skyscrapers and the other beaches, small villages and the open sea. The Dragons Back is located on Hong Kong Island which means its easy to get to and well connected to transport, you simply can get a ride on the MTR (train) followed by a short bus ride. On the hike itself there is both a long and a short option. There are a range of other hikes available and if you look on the Hong tourism site you can see them clearly outlined. Many of the hikes listed are linked in with the local culture like the Big Buddha, a 250 metric tonne stature and it is the second largest sitting Buddha in the world, and the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.