Day 8 — Climbing Suicide Cliff

I take school very seriously. I’ve always been driven to study hard and finish strong, and finals week has usually been my time to shine. I’ve spent many finals weeks camped out at libraries–my head buried in textbooks. …never had I EVER imagined my final¬†finals week of undergrad like this–camped out across the globe–my head…

Day 7 — Sai Wan Shed

What’s your favorite vacation type: Is it a long distance trek over mountains? A relaxing beach detox? A European sightseeing tour? An Asian cultural immersion? For me, it’s hard to say, but I hope to continue traveling this world to find out! Hong Kong so far has had it all. We’ve been exploring the ceaseless…

Day 6 — Victoria Peak

Welcome to my favorite day, my favorite view. Okay, so I’m finally starting to get a hang of the geography of Hong Kong. So there’s Hong Kong Island, where the majority of our stay has been, and then there’s Kowloon further inland, right across Kowloon Bay. Today we rode the Star Ferry to Kowloon and…

Day 5 — Big Buddha

Things I’ve learned about Hong Kong thus far. Walk on the left, not right Always bargain with the markets for 50% of their asking price When that Hong Kongese person screams at you, they’re not angry, it’s just their natural tone of voice You don’t have to tip your servers Cigarettes are abundant… Durian fruit…

Day 4 — Exploring Historical Macau

First off–let me just make it known that Bruno Mars was somewhere in my hotel at the Venetian, getting ready for his 24k tour there. I was looking for him, and I’m sure he was looking for me too. But the hotel was so darn big that there was approximately a 0% chance that we…

Day 3 — The Venetian, Macau

Today I visited Las Vegas, Venice, Paris, & Portugal all at the same time–in China. How? Macau. We started off Day 3 packing up all of our things, hauling them across Hong Kong, and catching a ferry to Macau to meet Daniel & Dad. Many of my friends, keeping up with my social media, have…

Day 2 — Color Me Pastel

Hong Kong, in a way, is like an advanced treasure hunt. There are hidden gems scattered everywhere–one just needs to find them. Hidden gem No.1 was the Choi Hung Estate, right off the Choi Hung subway exit. At first glance, the area doesn’t seem like much. But if you glance up, your eye can’t help…

Day 1 — Hong Kong Awaits

It’s been a while! It seems my wanderlust has had to come to a halt during the school year. But I’m excited to pick it back up and travel to many exciting destinations this summer! This past week has been a long one. Finals week came early this time around, so my week was spent…