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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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!
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.