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This could just be a story about countries deemed dangerous for women to travel to. But it’s more than that. This is a story about our perception of danger and how we’re told time and time again that the unfamiliar and the foreign are more dangerous to us than what…
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Hello Everyone! I took a “brief” hiatus from blogging to live in the moment, complete my final semester of my undergraduate career and to welcome in some exchange students from France, Mainland China and Hong Kong. Needless to say, I have a lot of experiences that I would love to share with you all and […]
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I picked up different types of currency during my study abroad experience. With the help of Travelex, I was able to easily obtain and exchange currencies without any confusion or fuss. Although it took me a while to understand that the conversion factor was completely different from the US (100USD is definitely not the same […]
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One of the outings that I had with a few friends was going for dinner and a movie, but it wasn’t the typical movie night that I had experienced with my friends back home. We headed to an area called Whampoa, which was not too far from our dorm, that had various shopping areas, restaurants […]
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Without these two things living in Hong Kong would’ve been much more difficult. The Octopus card and the MTR rail system were two of the best aspects of living in Hong Kong. Texas is a pretty spread out state, so the rail and bus systems are not as efficient as they would be in major […]
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During my travels, I’ve seen a few signs, advertisements and artwork that were worth a second glance. The following photos were taken in subways and on the street in Hong Kong, Beijing, Tokyo and Kyoto. Enjoy!
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Every single student at HK PolyU is required to participate in a group project for every class they are enrolled in. Needless to say, we, the students, were not thrilled. There was one class that really wanted us to get out of the classroom and explore Hong Kong and develop a plan to increase tourism […]
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Living in a dorm has been a major part of my college experience, so I assumed that many students in Hong Kong would have a similar experience because dorms were provided for the students to live in during their time here. I found out quickly that that was not the case. Living on campus during […]
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Studying abroad was a honor and a privilege, but studying at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was truly a surreal experience. I chose to attend the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM), not only for its prestige, but also for the research based courses that focused on other aspects of the Hospitality industry that […]
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Heading Back to Tokyo on the bullet train was the best for sightseeing, the snow was still on the ground from yesterday and Mt. Fiji for the last time up close. I ate my donut on the train and relaxed for the entire train ride. Once I stepped off of the platform, I went into […]
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