Category: Fall 2021

There Are Fruit Trees Everywhere!!

I spent the lockdown summer of 2020 working on a 55 acre farm as a farm hand. During that time, I fell in love with being surrounded by beautiful, vibrant and fruitful produce plants 24/7. When I thought about moving to Rome, I was ready to put aside my love for natural foliage and adjust ...

Study Abroad Essentials

When I was preparing to study abroad, I did a lot of research regarding what I should bring with me. I watched YouTube videos, read articles and blog posts, anything that would make me feel more confident and prepared. I know that everyone can do the same research I did so I wanted to make ...

Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival had occurred this past week. On the 21st of September, local citizens of Hong Kong had celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon Festival. This holiday is significant to Chinese culture, and Hong Kong University had canceled classes the following day for students to celebrate with their friends and families. On ...

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Week 3: The One where I visited Oxford by Myself 

As I was having my coffee at Cafe Nero on Friday morning, I was thinking what to do on the following weekend. I thought why not do a one day trip to Oxford. At that very point, I booked a round way train ticket to Oxford, booked a group tour, and that’s it. My Saturday ...

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Rome

As I have established in previous blog posts, I was very unprepared for how the vegan lifestyle was going to work in Italy. However, fast forward one whole month and I am prepared with protein packed snacks, have meal prep in the refrigerator and a list of restaurants on my phone with vegan options that ...

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Driverless Metro in Denmark

Denmark is well known for its public transportation in the whole world. Since private transportation is discouraged here(travelling by cars), the public transportation is very frequent and advanced. People are very aware of environmental consequences with modern technology and use sustainable methods as much as possible. Public transportation is thus very frequent and advanced, there ...

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K11 MUSEA: One of Hong Kong’s Innovative Shopping Centers

K11 MUSEA is one of Hong Kong’s well-known shopping malls located in Tsim Sha Tsui. The mall is near the waterfront of Victoria Dockside, with a view of Hong Kong Island across the river. K11 MUSEA is famous for providing art, fashion, and culture in one spot. The mall has a total of ten floors, ...

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Week 2: Take Care of Yourself and the Planet 

As I am sitting at my favorite café called the Guillam Coffee House and writing this, let me tell you, I am really tired and feel a little dead inside. The excitement of being a new place and trying to do everything in one day really did not treat me well. So, my goal for ...

Pip Pip Cheerio from Bristol!

It may be only 1:45 am in my body but my mind is buzzing awake watching the sunrise out of the window on the plane. There’s a scene from my favorite childhood movie, The Parent Trap, where Halle looks out of her window as her plane approaches London as the song “There She Goes” by ...

Grocery Shopping In Rome

One of the first things we did after getting settled into our apartment was go grocery shopping. In my day to day life, I don’t typically take many risks and prefer to stick with what I’m comfortable with. However, this study abroad opportunity has already put me out of my comfort zone in ways that ...