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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This weekend was a great one here in Hong Kong; on Saturday, several of us exchange students spent the day on Lamma Island, and on Sunday morning, I attended a church service for the first time since my arrival.
I’m convinced, and this is not an exaggeration, that for just about everything Hong Kong and America have in common, Hong Kong does it better. Seriously. I’ll probably make a post by the end of my experience here about all the things Hong Kong is just better at than America, but one that gets an article of its own is the movie-going experience.