Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

The Highlights of My Trip to Japan

To cap off my travels this semester, I spent 12 days in Japan, which is the country I’ve wanted to go to most for the majority of my life. I cannot begin to explain how much the trip meant to me, nor do I have the time to detail everything I did there, but here are some of the highlights.

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Music

Remembering Avicii (1989-2018)

Avicii’s passing this weekend hit me pretty hard, as far as celebrity deaths are concerned. After taking a few days to collect my thoughts, I hope I can express how much his music impacted me.

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Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

American, But Not Quite: Fast Food

While Asia is home to many of its own restaurant chains, many American ones are also popular here. Some offerings are perfect copies of American versions, but many chains spice up the options based on their markets. This article is all about American fast foods and their Asian twists.

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Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

Recapping My Trip to Singapore

The weekend after traveling to Seoul, I went to Singapore with the other student studying here from my university. We had a great weekend, and I’m finally getting around to writing about it.

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Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

Recapping My Trip to Seoul, South Korea

It was a whirlwind March. In a span of 18 days, I took 6 flights for a combined 18 hours 50 minutes and 6,788 miles spent in planes. Between classes and travel, I didn’t have much of a chance to share my past couple trips with you. So here’s a recap of my weekend in Seoul, South Korea.

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Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

Trip to Hualien, Taiwan

Wow. Just wow. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but not even pictures can describe just how beautiful Hualien, Taiwan and Toroko National Park are. I’ll do my best, but if you get nothing else from my post, know this: Eastern Taiwan is an underrated, must-see landscape for nature lovers and adventurers.

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Gaming, Hong Kong Exchange, Video Games

Overwatch in Asia

Unlike the other articles I’ve written so far, this one doesn’t involve me going anywhere outside my dorm room. But I think it’s worth writing nonetheless: playing Overwatch is quite the experience here in Asia.

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Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

Macau, Chinese Lanterns and the Best McDonald’s Ever

It’s been a while since I last posted! I’ve been busy preparing for three presentations due by Wednesday, but now I finally have some time to recap the past week and a half.

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Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

Chinese New Year Parade and Lots of Exploring

Wow, things have been busy here over the past few days. Friday night, Hong Kong kicked off Chinese New Year with its annual parade, and we haven’t had classes since, so I’ve gotten to explore more of Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Exchange, Travel

Visiting a Chinese New Year Flower Market

Today is New Year’s Eve in the Chinese lunar calendar, and festivities have been ramping up throughout Hong Kong. One tradition is that nighttime markets pop up all across the city, and I visited the largest one this week.

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