Category: Winter 2016

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HK: CityU Links

This post is about the websites or portals that students at City University of Hong Kong use. The best way to access all the links without bookmarking them is to go to the school’s website, http://www.cityu.edu.hk/. On the upper right hand corner, hover over “Quick Links” and a menu will show up with all the links. ...

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HK: Classes at CityU

It is week 5 of classes here at the City University of Hong Kong. Unlike the mid-term crunch I would be feeling if I was at Drexel this term, the atmosphere here is quite chill. I am currently taking 12 credits which consist of two Computer Science classes and two general electives. All my classes ...

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HK: A Guide to Flying ✈

Hi guys! Last week I was in Taipei, Taiwan so it’s been a while since I last posted. This post will be about my experience with booking flights and traveling from Hong Kong so far. As I mentioned earlier, my friends and I went to Taiwan last Thursday and we stayed for 4 days. The airline we ...

HK: Living on Campus

So only after three weeks of living in the student residence, I feel like I’ve been here for months. There are eleven halls total and they’re numbered from one to eleven. Halls 1, 2 and 3 are the oldest while the newer ones are Hall 10 and 11 which were only built 3 years ago. ...

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Across the border!

This weekend, ICDS took us on a 4 day trip to Nicaragua. We got picked up from our houses at 3:30am and didn’t get to Nicaragua until 3pm! It was only suppose to take us about 8 hours, but it we hit traffic and the wait at the border took awhile. When we finally got there, ...

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Caribbean Vibes!

This weekend we took a trip to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. Some of us went to Puerto Viejo, while my group went to Cahuita, which is about 20 minutes away from Puerto Viejo. The commute from San Jose was about 4 hours long. When we arrived, our hostel was right by the bus ...

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Atenas Trip with ICDS!

For this weekend, we went on a trip to Atenas to survey the people on what they thought about their health system. Atenas also happens to be Luis’ hometown. We all met at ICDS in the morning and drove an hour away to Luis’ parents house to have breakfast. Usually, Luis said he would book ...

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Volcano Time!

For this weekend, we decided to lay low and take a break from long rides and weekend trips. We decided to go to Poás Volcano for the day. But before that,  I want to share some things I did during the week. After a long week, Tara, Allison, Julie, and I went to do yoga ...

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Lying on a Peninsula

On the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula is Montezuma. It is absolutely the best beach I have been here by far. The town has a very laid back lifestyle, carefree place, and mellow vibe. It also gives a feel of a surf town. The commute there was absolutely brutal. It took us about 7 ...

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The Costa Rican Gold

For this weekend, it was the first weekend trip with ICDS. It was a day trip to Doka Estate Coffee Tour, located in Alajuela. We met at ICDS at 8am and took us about 2 hours to get there, maybe a little less. Our tour guide was very informative and I had no idea that ...