Is it really December?
I’m sure I’m not the only one, bewildered that virtually a year has gone by in this altered reality called Covid. My sense of time has gone out the window. On the one hand, it doesn’t feel like I left Belgium that long ago. On the other hand, it has felt like a ridiculously long year, and the carefree pre-Covid days seem like another lifetime ago.
I’ve been blogging mostly about Belgium, largely because we spent so much time there, and we ate out every single meal – thus a huge backlog. However, it’s not as if I have nothing to write about in Hong Kong. In fact, the opposite is true.
We’ve been stuck in Hong Kong since mid-March. Since then, we’ve gone through multiple waves of open versus closed states. During the open times we’ve had the opportunity to eat at some phenomenal restaurants. During the closed times, we’ve become experts at the ever-changing delivery scene in Hong Kong, and I’ve started cooking A LOT. We even started supporting a local Hong Kong organic farm, buying various seasonal vegetables from them every week.
We’ve also been able to explore parts of Hong Kong we’d never visited before, such as the gorgeous beaches and hiking trails in Sai Kung, the quaint fishing car-less island of Peng Chau, the fascinating land bridge to Sharp Island, and numerous hiking trails all around Hong Kong.
I am dedicating the month of December, and maybe spilling into January, to all things Hong Kong. This time I have recipes, travel posts, and restaurants . . . basically the food and “travel” during these past 9 months. Perhaps once in awhile I’ll sneak in a post from Europe, but it will be predominantly about Hong Kong. My goal is to post everyday.