This spring break was unlike any other break I ever took during college – and for good reason! It was in mainland China! I hope you enjoy reading about food poisoning, hiking one of the manmade wonders of the world and traveling like I’ve never traveled before. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was still incredible. Continue reading
I thought Chinese dragons were as colorful as festivals got in Hong Kong, but I was wrong. Have you ever heard of flower cannons? If not, check out the Hung Shing Festival in Kau Sai in my latest post.
Did I mention I discovered my new love for Xiao long bao here too? Yeah, that happens also. Continue reading
There was never a similar week during my stay in Hong Kong, and this week at the end of March was no exception. The world-renowned Rugby Sevens event came to town, and I say on of Hong Kong’s most colorful, whimsical faces. Spartan warriors and grown men in tutus, anyone? Continue reading
March 23, 2014
For my most recent birthday, my thoughtful brother and sister-in-law bought me a veggie slicer. Yes, I asked for it! It’s been on my Amazon wish list for ages but I never got around to ordering one for myself, so imagine my surprise when I opened the Amazon box eagerly (who doesn’t love getting a package in the mail?) to find the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable Slicer nestled inside.
I never before considered tofu could be a dessert. Then I went to China. It boggled my mind what the Chinese can do with rice or tofu when given half a chance. See some of the local delicacies and fun our buddies introduced us to when we went out to dinner with them. Continue reading
This field trip still boggles my mind to this day. If you’ve ever taken a class field trip, wipe any preconceived notions you may have, because they don’t come close to rivaling this journey into the heart of a rural Chinese village. Prepare for nearly live lunches, gigantic ancestral shrines and more food than anyone should consume in a 2-day period. Continue reading
With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching for this year, it seemed perfectly appropriate that my post from four years ago about St. Patty’s Day should appear now. Did you know that Asia (especially multicultural places like Hong Kong) celebrate it? I didn’t either, but man did it turn out to be fun. Check it out! Continue reading
I thought I would seriously regret turning 21 in a foreign country, but it actually turned out to be one of the most fun birthdays I’ve had. Check out how memorable it was, even 6,500 miles from home. Continue reading
Did you ever think those tales that everything tastes like chicken were false? I did too. Then I had snake soup. Guess what? It’s true! Check out this blog to see snake soup, Chinese Opera and beat boxing all in just one weekend. Continue reading
Shopping in Hong Kong is an experience unlike any other. Shopping like a local in Hong Kong is even more interesting – especially when you’re obviously not a local. Follow along and see what I learned about bartering like an expert.