Category: Fall 2015

Cachai?: Valparaiso

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts” – Marcus Aurelius Welcome to the vibrant city of Valparaiso. Almost as if a giant paint can had fallen out of the sky and splattered over each building, crack, and alleyway, the city shines with life. I decided to finally dedicate a weekend to this ...

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Adiós Filadelfia, Hola Costa Rica!

I have been living in Costa for a few days now and all I can tell you is that it has been amazing. After a long delayed flight, I have finally arrived in the sunny Costa Rica. I traveled with two other girls who are also in the ICDS program and we met up with Lulu, ...

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31. Bye, Hong Kong!

December 20, 2015   These four months have flown by so incredibly quickly — there are only 5 days until Christmas! Initially, as you guys may know, I really didn’t like Hong Kong when I arrived. Now, though, I really adore the city, and I regret not doing more when I was there. There is ...

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30. Final Exams

December 18, 2015 Finals weeks have come and gone at CityU, and they were surprisingly very different from finals at Drexel. The university gave students a revision week to help prepare for the exams, which were held over two weeks. This was a nice change, considering the fact that at Drexel we sometimes have class ...

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29. HK Cuisine: Dim Sum

December 11, 2015 Hold up. Until like a minute ago, I was struggling to come up with a blog post idea. These current few weeks are revision and final exam week here at CityU. A big plus about this university is that they give students a week of revision (a nice thing that is totally ...

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28. A Visit to a Fishing Village

December 10, 2015 Almost a month ago I went to Tai O with the CLASS (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences) Buddies. They’re a group of local students in CLASS who reach out and do activities with exchange and international students. I found out about this Tai O trip at orientation in August, and ...

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27. Christmas Spirit

December 6, 2015 I’ve never been much of a holidays person. I didn’t really care for ugly Christmas sweaters or eggnog by the fireplace or gift exchanges, and I never understood why people were so excited for the holidays. For some reason, I’ve never had the chance to really watch those popular Christmas movies, either. ...