All posts by Meghan Pierce

Final Reflection! Thank You Hong Kong!

**Lack of pictures because my laptop crashed! Sorry in advance!** Well, I’m done and I’m back in the United States of America! Where should I start? I spent 4 months on the outside of the world in a country I only heard about a couple of times through friends and on the Internet. When I ...

Fierce Pierce/Jones Take Hong Kong: Part 2

My family and friends were really excited for me to come to Hong Kong and experience the education system and culture here. My mom knew that since I was here for 4 months, my sister and her had to come to visit Hong Kong. My mom, Aunt Nique (Monique), my sister, Janelle, and my cousin, ...

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Hong Kong: A (Food) Melting Pot

Hong Kong is has a lot of different cultures that makes it so unique. Even though it is in Asia, there are people living here from all over the world that bring their own culture and influence over. Just like New York, I feel that Hong Kong is a melting pot for all cultures and ...

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My Final Days at HKUST

Japan was really nice to visit and I loved it a lot. I learned a lot about the culture and the lifestyle in Osaka and some of the surrounding areas. However, I know that Tokyo will be more interesting and will have a different lifestyle than the other parts of Japan. When we got back ...

Arigatō, Nihon!

Title Translation: Thank You, Japan! For the final few days of our visit to Japan, we did a lot of shopping for ourselves and family, eating new foods, exploring, and relaxing. The new Airbnb that we stayed in was right on Dotonbori Street and over looked the river. It was surprisingly really cheap for Ada, Jessica, ...

Shrines. Bamboo. Torii.

In Asia, it is really popular for tourist to go to different cultural places, such as shrines, nature sites, and food spots. The shrines that are in and around Osaka all look the same in some aspects, but have unique features that set them apart. We went to a couple of shrines in Osaka and ...

Irasshaimase!

Since being in Japan for a couple of days now, we have done so much within the last three days. We have interacted with people that you wouldn’t meet in Hong Kong or the States and everyone here is extremely helpful even though some people speak very little English. The hospitality here in Japan is ...