3. Stargazing on christmas eve
Hong Kong’s clear autumn and winter skies are ideal for stargazing. The countryside is the best place to experience the night sky, away from light pollution and computer screens. Winter is also a great time to see shooting stars, such as the Geminids meteor shower which will occur from 4th to 17th December this year.~
To see the night sky in all its glory, switch off your camping lights. If you don’t want to be in pitch black, you can use a head torch with red light. Red lights do not make the pupils contract and therefore allow your eyes to stay accustomed to the dark, as well as preventing disturbances to the surrounding nature.~
Don’t forget to stay warm and cosy – warm clothing, sleeping bags and camping mats are essential. Temperatures in the countryside are lower than in the city, and you may encounter windy or wet conditions, so remember to wear enough. Also, don’t forget to take an extra layer for when you’re stargazing outside your tent. Inflatable camping mats and pillows are also useful – in addition to saving space, they make stargazing more comfortable and prevent neck strain.~
Last but not least, pack a warm sleeping bag – Decathlon’s sleeping bags are designed for a wide range of temperatures and environments and keep you warm at low temperatures. They will keep you well-rested under a blanket of stars.