Private resort at Lantau island of Hong Kong, where Wendy and I were hosted
I understand why Dan Washburn found a contact at each location before he started his journey to go around China. A contact there is so difference that you (have to) visit somewhere you would never visit as a normal visitor.
Ferry leaving Sea Ranch to Cheung Chau
It is 45 minutes ferry’s ride away from Central. Minji take the ferry to work and take ferry back. It is so interesting (for the first time visitor), yet boring (if you have to take it everyday) trip. The place is marked as Tai Long Wan even on the most detailed map. According to Min, there are only 50 residents on the island. Although it is on Lantau, the largest island in Hong Kong, there is almost no path to other parts of the island, so, it is a seperated world connected to the outside with ferry service.
Facing south, the strait is on the route from Hong Kong to Macau.
At night, sitting at the gate of the resort and the whole beach and sea is just above you. It rained heavily when we were there. The sound of the sea wake us up every morning. It is just like our Sanya trip at the beach of Holiday Inn. The difference is, it is the daily life of the people on the island – it is really a resort far away from the most crowded city.
The nearest place for residents to buy food and other goods are the island of Chueng Chau – I have marked the island on my map.
Look at this picture. I like it very much.
Small restaurant on the street of Cheung Chau. © Jian Shuo Wang