Category: Fall 2019

Coffee Culture

Coffee is a big thing in Australia. Many people enjoy going to cafes every morning and enjoying a nice long black or flat white. Unlike in America where a lot of people just get a quick coffee to go, people here enjoy sitting and taking their time drinking their coffee. Each cafe is unique in ...

A Day Out On The HK Island

Due to its stunning metropolis architecture, mesmerizing skyline view from various places and closely packed skyscrapers, the Hong Kong island is home to few of the best tourist attractions in Hong Kong. As HKUST is located relatively far away from the island, I didn’t find enough chances to visit and spend some time in the ...

Legoland!

I have never seen the Lego Movie, but I do know that “everything is awesome” and I figured that a place where everything is made from Legos could only be fun. So, when the Aarhus Student house hosted a bus trip to the very first Legoland ever built in Billund, Denmark, I thought it would ...

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Did Someone Say Dracula?

If I have learned anything about myself during my time abroad, it is that all of my mother’s claims about my impulsiveness growing up are 100% founded, and, in typical Ally fashion, I have not yet mastered my Aries tendencies to act quickly (often without much thought.) While my childish impulses can be viewed as ...

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Mekong River Delta

Last day in Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam! For that reason, we decided to do one of the possible Ho Chi Minh city tourist trips which is to visit the Mekong River Delta. The other option is to visit the Cu Chi tunnels which served as the headquarters for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam ...

Wait—They Don’t Call It That Here

I’ve come to learn that disappointment is often the result of unmet expectations. So, I figured it would be best to have few and simple expectations throughout this study abroad experience. After I attended my first class, however, I quickly realized a subconscious expectation I made. As the professor began speaking, there was a slight ...

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A Comparative Europe

Recently, I stumbled upon a post on Instagram that compared major American cities (namely New York City and Los Angeles) to London, the largest city in the United Kingdom. While the post was intended to help readers deciding on which city to live, it had a different impact on me. This post inspired me to ...

Every Rose has its Thorn

When I first got here, my friend asked me what my roses and thorns were. I had no idea what she was talking about. She explained that back at home, everyday her and her family would list the roses, which were the good/best things that happened in the day, and the thorns, which were the ...

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The Cambodian Experience

The bus arrives at Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. We are not going to stay here long; we only have a day to look around. We decide to spend that day sightseeing. Some of us want to visit the night market while others want to visit the Cambodian genocide museum. After visiting the Vietnam ...

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Reminder: Florence is Fun

Since being in Florence, my friends and I would pass different places and just say that we had to go there. So this weekend, we decided it was time to start checking things off our list. Since it is midterm time and we have been busy with school work, we decided to go to dinner ...