All posts by Othon Tzamtzis

Drexel student studying abroad at Hong Kong University in Hong Kong.

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Good bye Hong Kong

Many apologies for the delay in getting back to you on this. It got just a wee bit crazy that week, and I am just now catching up on items. I don’t want to censor what he has written because I believe it to be a pretty fair and balanced description of his experience, but ...

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The Elephant in the Room

Due to the escalation of protest activities on university campuses, Drexel University discontinued its Fall term programming in Hong Kong on November 14, 2019. The Office of Global Engagement and Education Abroad facilitated the safe departure of Drexel students after months of careful monitoring of the situation including guidance to students to avoid all protest ...

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Genuine Chinese Food

One of the most interesting aspects of my trip to Shenzhen was food. Even though we had booked a place to go for dinner, we were a bit hungry when we arrived at the city, so we decided to grab a quick bite. The closest place for food to our apartment was nearby mall that ...

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Shenzhen

With all the unrest going on in Hong Kong right now, I have decided to return home earlier. Yet, there is still one last trip that needs to be completed. That is the trip to Shenzhen! Shenzhen is located in Guangdong province in South China. Surprisingly enough, it is only an hour’s bus drive from ...

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The Final Hike

Another day, another hike. This time round, a couple of friends and I are heading to Dragon’s back trail. This is one of the most easily accessible trails for Hong Kong University students since it is located on Hong Kong Island where the university is. All you have to do in order to get there ...

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Lion’s Rock gone wrong

The two of us were lost in the middle of nowhere. Even though we had little food and water in our bags we were not worried. Mostly because we still had Wifi… My friend pulled out the trail map and saw that we had been traveling off course for a while. Thankfully, the trail path ...

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Lion’s Rock Hike

Lion’s Rock Hike There is one thing about Hong Kong that is quite unique. That is how easy to go on spectacular hikes is. Not only are there dozens of hiking trails available within less than twenty minutes away from the busiest part of the city, but also the weather is extremely comfortable for such ...