Category: Hong Kong

Snowy Mooncakes!

The best part about traveling is experience the culture and life of the people around you. When you embrace different aspects of the culture, you come to find out new things about yourself that you never knew about. The Chinese culture is very different from the American and Trinidadian culture that I am so used ...

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Shèngyàn! (Feast!)

Being in Hong Kong for almost a month has really been great! Traveling around and getting to know the area is terrific. The smells of the streets are starting to get very familiar and the food taste better and better each time. However, being away from family and friends does still resonate sometimes and the ...

Hiking Through Hong Kong

Hiking is a huge part of Hong Kong because of the lush vegetation on all of the islands and the views that you can see of the near by beaches and waterways. There are many different types of hikes that can be done here including early morning hikes to see the sunrise at the top ...

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Learn from my Mistakes: Hong Kong Arrival Survival Tips

Time is passing by so quickly here in Hong Kong; I’m worried that my time in Hong Kong will be ending soon. I’ve been here for almost a month, but there’s no end to everything I can explore. I arrived on a Thursday, bright and early at 5am. Unfortunately, I could only check into my ...

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F.U.N At HKUST

Being involved on campus helps you to stay active and meet new people. Even though I am only here for a semester, they encourage all exchange students to join clubs and organizations for a semester to get a glimpse of what student life is like at HKUST. There are so many clubs that exchange students ...

Lǚyóu Xiānggăng (Exploring HK)

Getting to know the place you’ll be living for 4 months is extremely important. Even if you think you know all the hot spots of the city through research and word of mouth, it is great to go out and see it with your own eyes. In this post, I am going to talk about ...

Nǐ hǎo! Neih hou! Hello!

Nǐ hǎo! Neih hou! Hello from Hong Kong! My name is Meghan Pierce and I am a junior at Drexel University studying Electrical Engineering. For my Fall Term, I am studying abroad at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) for 4 months. I am extremely excited to be here and cannot wait ...

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HK: Playing Tour Guide Pt.4

Unfortunately, this will be my final post for my study abroad experience in City University of Hong Kong. We started our Thursday with breakfast at Tim Ho Wan which is the third dim sum place we’ve been to in a total of five days. My boyfriend agrees with me that Tim Ho Wan is our ...

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HK: Playing Tour Guide Pt.3

Hi everyone! It has been a few days since my last post. On Tuesday, I decided to take my boyfriend to One Dim Sum. The plan was to explore Tsim Sha Tsui so our first destination was Kowloon Park where we accidentally stumbled upon the Avenue of Animation. This was actually my favorite part of the day. ...

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HK: Playing Tour Guide Pt.1

For one of the classes I am taking, we are required to visit the HK Sex Culture Festival. The topic this year was on sex and how it is tied to sports. The festival was hosted at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre which is in Shek Kip Mei and located right next to the ...