Category: City University of Hong Kong (CityU)

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6. Making Friends

September 23, 2015 I’m going to be honest. 1) I was halfway done writing this blog post when my laptop suddenly shut off, and it didn’t save, so if I seem to be a bit annoyed, it’s because I am. 2) The first few days in Hong Kong were the worst. In addition to being ...

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5. The Language Barrier

September 18, 2015 One of the greatest challenges I’ve faced since coming here is the language barrier. The CIA World Factbook states that Hong Kong’s official languages are Cantonese, Mandarin Chinese, and English, so I assumed that everyone would be fluent in all 3, but I was wrong. Way wrong. Everyone is fluent in Cantonese. ...

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4. Fancy Dining

September 16, 2015 In addition to the Wong Tai Sin Temple, we also went to two other places that day: Victoria Peak and Sky 100. Victoria Peak is a mountain on Hong Kong Island (the tallest, actually). There is actually no fee to get onto the viewing platform, but it costs money to get there, ...

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3. A Life Lesson

September 12, 2015 One of the tips that Drexel’s study abroad office gave us at the pre-departure orientation was to go on excursions hosted by the university since they would usually be cheaper than going to all of the attractions separately. I actually went on a CityU-hosted trip that cost $175 Hong Kong Dollars, or ...

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2. McDonald’s Isn’t All That Bad

September 4, 2015 My life is centered around food. I just love eating so, so much. What I probably like most about going somewhere new is trying all the local food. Luckily, there is a lot of food in Hong Kong. The second day here I had street food and I think it was the ...

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1. First Thoughts

September 1, 2015 I’m writing this first blog post in my dorm room, with a mug of tea by my side and a jar of peanut butter between me and my laptop. I’m currently stress eating peanut butter directly from the jar (try it, it helps) because I have yet to finish two Drexel classes. ...