Did we all see it coming? Probably not. The Hong Kong government has just announced an extension of the current lockdown measures until after Chinese New Year. There’s no doubt that this is not the most ideal situation this prosperous time of the year, but we’ve done it before, and we can do it again. Spending lockdown at home can be a troublesome and boring experience for many of us. We’ve compiled activities to do both indoors and outdoors which can help make the next two weeks whizz away.
While we all view Hong Kong as a concrete jungle with tall skyscrapers and constant construction, let’s not forget the wonderful nature that surrounds the city. If you’re looking for a getaway from the city, hit up Hong Kong’s wonderful hiking trails that will open you up to explore breathtaking nature, panoramic views and more. From beginner hikes you can easily conquer with your kids such as the Wan Chai Green Hiking Trail to hikes that require a bit of practice like Maclehose, there’s a course for everyone.
Hygge your house
Just because Christmas is over, it doesn’t mean the cold weather will stop. In fact, it’s going to get cooler making it the perfect occasion to embrace hygge, a defining characteristic of Danish culture, Hygge (Pronounced “hoo-ga”) is a concept that cannot be translated into a single word. It encompasses the feeling of contentment, well-being, and all-around coziness. If you’re wondering how you can hygge your house this winter, check out our Hygge article here!
Go Island Hopping
Hong Kong is home to more than 250 islands, many of which are uninhabited and finding a peaceful retreat to one of the islands in Hong Kong is easier than you would think. On the plus side, the efficient transportation system which the city boasts is another reason you should go visit. With international traveling out of the picture for x many months, rediscover the islands of Hong Kong. Our top 5 recommendations include Lamma, Peng Chau, Cheung Chau, Po Toi and Sharp Island. To learn how to get there click on this article to find out more!
Go café hopping
Now that late night drinking is cancelled, time to embrace the coffee culture in the 852. It’s no surprise that Hong Kong is home to the densest population of coffee lovers, and may we even say, coffee addicts? It’s the city of hustle and late nights but also a city that knows how to chill out and relax. In fact, exploring new coffee shops in Hong Kong has somewhat become a new pastime activity for many of us in the Nana team. If you’re on the lookout for newer coffee shops, check out these cafes!