“Modern Viking” Thor Pedersen is on a journey to become the first person to visit every country in the world without stepping foot on a plane.
In late January, Pedersen had just nine countries left to visit when the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to his plans.
Pedersen has been living with a host family in Sai Kung, about an hour outside downtown Hong Kong, for four months — instead of the four days he’d originally planned.
From hiking for 26 hours straight to exploring a downtown Hong Kong without tourists, here’s what a typical day in his life looks like during the pandemic.
Following dinner, the family might play a game like Monopoly, Uno, or Kahoot! if the boys aren’t watching YouTube or playing video games.