After a quick jaunt back through Shanghai, I returned to my favorite city on earth: Hong Kong, my Hong Kong! And words don’t describe how good it felt. If Hong Kong was fun while I was single, it could only get better by bringing my boyfriend Sean with me, and man was I right. It wasn’t just fun, it turned into an epic tale. Don’t miss this story! Continue reading
Category Archives: Asia
I Could Eat Dim Sum Daily in Hong Kong
Yes, the second half our trip to Hong Kong started out on the highest of high notes, and it just got better from there. How, you ask? Two words, my friends. Dim. Sum. Bam! Continue reading
Shanghai – Beautiful Bund and Delicious Buns
Since Sean only had one more day to see all that Shanghai had to offer with me, I was hell-bent to make sure he saw the best. In my opinion, this involved Xiao long bao from Shanghai’s most famous restaurant. Turns out it also involved a guy in a Yankees jacket. Check out the full story below! Continue reading
Shanghai – Capital of Copy Bags and Terrible English Translations
Have I told you yet how much I love Asia? It’s true – I can’t deny it. And let’s face it, instead of being a cash strapped college student traveling around Asia, I was traveling in style like never before. Surprisingly though, the more affluent visitors to China get just as down and dirty as the backpackers living in hostels. Their days in Shanghai involve back alleys and calculators! Continue reading
Ni Hao Shanghai – Would You Care for Some Hairy Crab?
Three and a half years since I’d embarked on the study abroad adventure of a lifetime to Hong Kong, China and yet my heart still ached to go back. Through nothing short of divine intervention, I found myself in circumstance making the miraculous happen and I was going back to Asia! Shanghai here I come! The question was, would I return this time? Continue reading
The End of the Epic Saga of Studying Abroad in Hong Kong
Finally, I’ve reached the end of my epic travels through Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. Yes, my very last day in Hong Kong warranted an entire blog post all its own. Please enjoy my parting memories and know how much I’ve enjoyed sharing my travels and my new-found love of Asia with you. Continue reading
The Countdown in Hong Kong Continues, and I Learn Packing Sucks!
The final days saga continues. No matter how many years go by since my study abroad, whenever I look back over these posts, it seems as vivid to me as if it happened yesterday. Don’t miss it – there’s a very fancy, schmancy date to be had! Continue reading
The Final Countdown Begins in Hong Kong
These were some of the hardest posts I had to write during my time in Hong Kong. The last few days, the final countdown, the end of a life-changing semester. Let’s start the clock. Continue reading
Of Course There’s a Diamond Encrusted Mercedes in Hong Kong – Obviously
With all my finals almost done and a few short days of absolute freedom before I had to go back to the US, I took full advantage of my free status and ventured to the farthest reaches of Hong Kong and beyond on my own.
Nuns and Sushi in Hong Kong – Goes Together Like Peaches and Cream
Even in my final days in Hong Kong, there was still so much to do. Between tests, birthdays and sight-seeing, I packed in almost as much during one week as I had during the whole rest of the semester in Hong Kong. Don’t miss it!