Pt. 2

Hong Kong Highlights After having lived in Hong Kong for 2 months, I´ve managed to visit most of the symbolic places. I´ll talk about my personal favorite places and would highly recommend a visit to anyone coming to HK. The first place is called Tian Tan Buddha, or Big Buddha. Going up here is really…

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Meet me Halfway..

I can´t process how fast time goes. I can´t believe I´m halfway through the semester, it´s been an amazing experience so far. Six months may sound like a lot but at times I regret not staying for longer. It´s really an experience as you have days where you love everything (dim sum, Chinese food, the people, the…

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First Month in..

I enrolled to Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), also known as Baptist Uni. It is located in Kowloon Tong, it´s really close from Hong Kong island, and the New Territories. Campus is pretty much in the middle of everything.The cars drive on the left side of the road, luckily all the street signs have an…

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My Experience in Hong Kong

My experience in Hong Kong was amazing! It was my first time in Asia and I was able to visit 12 different countries. I enjoyed experiencing many of the Asian cultures. For example trying local foods at the night markets, going to museums, religious sites, wearing their clothes, eating with chopsticks among many other things. Also, I got…

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Arriving at Hong Kong

Mon, Jan 8, 2018. It is 6:00 a.m in the morning as I’m preparing to leave MCO and hop on a plane for approximately 21 h 15 m. After the first 6 hours of my journey, the plane makes its first stop in SFO, California. I find myself eating breakfast for the second time that…

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Macau

Macau is a ferry ride away from Hong Kong. It only takes an hour to get there! Macau was a Portuguese colony up to 1999. The city’s vegetation was a little destroyed when we got there. Unfortunately they recently had a typhoon. Many trees were dry and ripped off the ground. Macau is known for it’s massive Casinos and…

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Hanoi, Vietnam

I went to Vietnam with Oscar and Arturo. We stayed in an air bnb in Hanoi the capital of Vietnam. The people there are extremely nice yet they live in an underdeveloped country. There are many people on the streets selling things and the traffic is crazy. There are many motorcycles and the streets were a…

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Tokyo

In the moment I stepped out of the train and into the city I fell in love. Tokyo has an unbelievable atmosphere and it is extremely modern. I went to Tokyo with my friend Oscar and we visited Chiyoda park where the emperor of Japan lives. We also went to several bonsai parks and saw plenty of temples….

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Pre Departure Post- Hong Kong

I am excited to be traveling to Asia for the very first time. I don’t really know what to expect but what I know for sure is that there will be a big difference in culture. This is going to be my third study abroad, so experiencing culture shock is a routine thing for me now….

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Post-Trip Reflection

I am back in Texas. Yay! Now that my semester in Hong Kong is officially over, it is good to reflect on how this experience has shaped my identity and influenced my interactions with people from around the world. First of all, I still believe that it is important to recognize differences in culture and…

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