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How to Survive a Hong Kong Hangover

1 January, 2018
Health & Fitness, What's On HK

How to Survive a Hong Kong Hangover

Quickly Googles: ‘Can you die from a hangover?’

 

You’ve gone out for a ‘quiet one’ and suddenly it’s 2am and you’re dancing on the tables in Carnegies. And just as suddenly, you’re awake and in hangover hell. Curled in a ball, fighting off unwelcome memories of jello shots and the shapes you were throwing to Stormie’s finest playlist still ringing in your head… or perhaps that’s your pounding headache, it’s hard to tell.

So, what do you do? I mean, wallowing in self-pity sounds like a fabulous option at first, but let’s get real – lying in bed fighting off that horrible sickly feeling gets old pretty fast. Instead, chow down, embrace the big city lights and get yourself back out there – whether it be hair of the dog (you brave, brave soul), a filling meal, or a refreshing juice, we’ve put together this little list to ease your pain…

Read more: Late Night Eateries in Hong Kong

Featured image from Buzzfeed via Pinterest, image #1, #2, #3#5 via Pinterest.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on 28 July, 2016.

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Hair of the Dog

Admittedly one of the more desperate options on the list, but when you’re out of options, why not just get back on it? Hair of the dog is sure to sort you right out. From a trusted Bloody Mary (we’re big fans of The Globe‘s spicy recipe) to a boozy brunch, sometimes your only option is to suck it up and get it down.

Read more: The Brunch Bunch: Sai Ying Pun, Kennedy Town

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Chow Down

Food. All of the food. We don’t know about you, but when our stomachs are only running off vodka fumes the morning after a big night out, all we can think about is tucking in face first to something big and greasy. Forgo the temptation of Maccies and get on to foodpanda or Deliveroo. With your most craved treats delivered straight to your door (winning), all your food dreams are about to come true. From the most comforting bowl of mac n’ cheese to the best dumplings and cart noodles in the city, it’s all there at your fingertips, ladies.

Read more: Top Online Grocery Delivery Sites in Hong KongThe Best Dim Sum in Hong Kong: Where to Go For Every Occassion

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Cool Off

The worst thing about being hungover in Hong Kong? It’s too damn hot. And if you’ve ever had the misfortune of passing out before turning on your air-con, my thoughts are with you. We’ve all been there and it’s quite possibly the worst morning of your life. But, never fear ladies, solace is within reach – get yourself down for a day at the beach, get in the water and stay put (these top 5 are a good place to start!). Alternatively, if being both hungover and irritably sandy isn’t quite your thing (totally understandable), head to one of the many pools around town and take it easy. Got a pooch? Kill two birds with one stone, head to one of these dog-friendly beaches and demand he feel sorry for you.

Read more: Top Beachside Restaurants and Bars in Hong Kong

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Sweat it Out

Hungover hike, anyone? Don’t look at us like that – weirdly, this one’s kind of a sure cure. Okay, not like the Twins or anything, let’s not go that far, but between sweating profusely out of every pore in your body and getting your heart pumping extra fast, you’re sure to sweat out majority of last night’s poison and regret. Wake up and get up. This is essential, if you’re up and dressed before your body has time to realise what a fool it’s about to be, you’ll be nursing your hangover amongst nature in no time. Perhaps start with a more gentle hike… or just go for it. Go hard or go home, right?

Bonus: End your hike at one of these beachside bars and enjoy hangover cure #1.

Read more: Sassy’s Guide to Waterfall Hikes in Hong KongTop 5 Night Hikes in Hong Kong

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Hydrate

You’d think this one would be a given, right? But you’ve woken up at 5am and your desert dry mouth says it all. You’re reaching for that precious Bonaqua bottle… until you realise… you’ve forgotten to stock up before you went out. And 7-Eleven is SO.FAR.AWAY. Rookie mistake aside, getting yourself to a watering hole is priority number one – trust us, these juice bars are sure to go down a treat. Fresh fruit and a couple of Paracetamol, and you’ll be right as rain!

Read more: Where to Get a Good Foot Massage in Hong Kong

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