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Sharp Island feels like Bali, except it is three miles away from HKUST

HKUST is built on the side of a mountain next to the sea, overlooking most of Sai Kung minor outlying islands. I have been wanting to go on one of those deserted islands for a long time, and letting an opportunity like this pass is like not selling your Tech stocks in 1999 when you could. Adam, Bell, Carson, Michael, and I bargained for a boat to take us to Sharp Island for only $35 HK per person round trip.

Sharp Island has maybe one or two houses, and besides the dock, there are no other man-made structures. We took a few Titanic photos on the dock, then realized there was a natural rock paved bridge to the nearby Kiu Tau Island. Skipping along the rocks like we skipped stones over the water, we arrived at the entrance of the island. Walking up some more stairs, we found the top of the island, featuring a view of most nearby islands and HKUST. Our way back rivaled the Long March. The natural bridge was being covered quickly by the rising tide. It was a race against time and separation, because we either run faster, or get our shoes wet, or not able to cross back to the island and reach the dock at all, which means spending the entire day on the island!

The waters of Sai Kung. Look how clear it is!

The waters of Sai Kung. Look how clear it is!

We spent Christmas Eve dining at Tsui Wah’s, looking for Christmas trees, and waiting for the Christmas countdown, which we eventually gave up waiting for. Tonight bids farewell to Central; and I was just starting to get accustomed to it!

We just can't get enough of each other

We just can't get enough of each other

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