Hiking Paradise

With Mondays off, I’ve been able to enjoy beautiful hikes and experience the city centers around Hong Kong. One thing that’s struck me about this country is the amazing combination of nature and city in one place. From HKUST, you can bus 10 minutes to get to a metro station or walk 10 minutes to … Continue reading Hiking Paradise

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Hong Kong: Cold Nights and Exciting Days

I can’t believe it’s been a week here. After a 16-hour journey, 4-hour layover, and 2-hour customs and immigrations line, I made it into Hong Kong! I took a taxi (thankfully the driver spoke English) to the school and settled in. To be honest, it was a cold and uncomfortable night with my one blanket … Continue reading Hong Kong: Cold Nights and Exciting Days

Navigating LGBTQ Identities in China and Study Abroad

As an LGBTQ, masculine-presenting woman, I was nervous to embark on my journey to Beijing, China. I had researched up on it, and it appeared that while it wasn’t illegal or severely discouraged, it was one of those things that people just don't talk about. That can go either way. The atmosphere in the city … Continue reading Navigating LGBTQ Identities in China and Study Abroad