Category Archives: Asia

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

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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.

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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!

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Popping Bottles in Hong Kong: The Home Stretch of Studying Abroad

No matter where in the world you may be, finals season is one of the most stressful, sleep-deprived times of a college student’s life. And it wasn’t very different at HKUST (jokingly referred to as “Hong Kong University of Stress and Tension.” But in order to survive the stress, we came up with some great diversions. So join me as finals and shenanigans ensued.

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Taiwan’s Miniatures Museum and Taipei 101: The Smallest to Largest

Taiwan was far and away one of my most favorite destinations I traveled to during my study abroad in Hong Kong. Where else could you eat street food this good and even find vegetarian food that made you not miss meat? Taipei – that’s where! Plus, they have one of the tallest buildings in the world too – that’s pretty awesome.

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Chui Chow Dinners in Hong Kong and Taiwan Bubble Tea – Life’s Good

Eager anticipation doesn’t even begin to cover how excited I was about going to Taiwan. The only thing about this trip is that it also meant my time in Hong Kong was quickly drawing to a close. But better not to dwell on that fact. Pack your bags for Taipei!

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