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Madrid vs. Hong Kong

It’s been a little over three weeks since I’ve been in Madrid and I’m having a hard time not comparing it to Hong Kong. HONG KONG I studied abroad in Hong Kong in 2014, when I was 22 and had the time of my life. You can read it about it on here (just search Hong Kong). During that time, I became close with four friends in particular: Jane, Jim, Tom, and Fergus. And, there wasn’t much of a culture shock for me as I love being in asian countries and everyone spoke English there! It took me a month to adjust and of course, when you move to a new country…there comes a period of time where you can feel depressed, because you’ll miss home but overall I had such a wonderful time. I know it’s not right to compare the two countries because I’m still new to Spain and don’t speak the language, but I thought I would make a list of what I think about Spain so far compared to Hong Kong! Living Expenses …

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3 Hong Kong Foodies you need to follow!

Follow these Hong Kong Foodies ! I’m gearing up for my upcoming trip to Asia, visiting Hong Kong + Vietnam with Brandon. I am so excited, especially since I hope to go with a new camera in hand, and send back lots and lots of photos and restaurants to blog about. To get ready for all the yummy places that I want to visit, I did some research and followed Hong Kong Foodie Instagram accounts! This is great because you could spend all your time reading blogs and looking at photos But let’s be honest, that takes up too much time! So, just simply looking at someone’s Instagram account and clicking on the photo you like is so much easier. Now, if they check in then you can see where it’s located, etc so that makes things faster! No more having to do research to see where the best places are.  *All photos are clickable, just click for their link!  1) Food Craver Doesn’t that look like so much good food? My favorite, however, would have to be the dessert on …

Hong Kong Adventures

Thinking about going to Hong Kong? I spent 4 months in Hong Kong from August – December (2014). Read all about my favorite restaurants, and other travel adventures !  Where I stayed at |  1. Y- Loft Hotel in Chai Wan – Don’t recommend it as it is very out of the way. Though the hotel is very nice and modern, it took me almost an hour to get anywhere! The prices aren’t too bad though for what you get. They offer free breakfast, excellent rooms, and room service. Also… rooftop track, need I say more? 2. Cozy Loft – Mong Kong – I’m going to Hong Kong soon… and I am def. going to stay here again! Everyone was so friendly and nice, and of course Pearl is always such a sweetheart! The rooms are super clean, the location is AMAZING (imagine walking out of your hostel and you’re right in the heart of Mong Kong!). Prices were about 22 USD a bunk.  My Favorite Restaurants | 1. Smile Dessert, Causeway Bay – Delicious, easy to find and HUGE. …

My Time in Hong Kong is up!

Hong Kong Timeline  Before studying abroad, everyone recieved a piece of paper that detailed the “Study Abroad Timeline.” This timeline supposedly said that the first month was the hardest, and that we would feel homesick. When we returned home, the timeline said, “You will begin to feel depressed. This feeling is worse and even more strong than feeling homesick.”  I didn’t believe it, after all – everyone should be happy that they are home. But now, after spending 5 days in California… I am depressed. I miss Hong Kong and I miss everyone in it!  FIRST MONTH I landed in Hong Kong on August 23rd at midnight. I was very excited and marveled at their efficient MTR (we don’t really use ours in LB). I remember carrying just one huge luggage, a backpack and a purse. My roommate Yuki, picked me up at the MTR station and took me to our hotel room. https://dianasadventures.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/a-peek-inside-my-hotel/ You can read the review by clicking on the link. I spent the first half of the month mostly staying indoors and not really leaving my …

Wednesdays in Hong Kong : Ladies Night

Free drinks for Ladies? In Hong Kong, there are typically two places that people go to grab a drink (well, at least students / foreigners) – Lan Kwai Fong (LKF) or Wan Chai. I drink with my boyfriend, but I wouldn’t say that I am the type to go out and drink at bars and clubs. But, as I’m studying abroad… why not? I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and I am lucky that on Wednesdays.. Ladies drink for free! Make sure you check to see if ladies drink for free as some places start later or simply don’t do it at all!  Now, I’ve only gone to LKF about three times… the first time was for an international student clubbing thing where drinks were free, and the other times were just to grab some drinks at the bars nearby. On other typical days, drinks in LKF will range about 75 bucks for a screwdriver… so I wouldn’t recommend that. Now Wan Chai is cheaper, has more bars/choices and has a younger crowd …

Creepy Hong Kong Adventures : Getting hit on by a landlord

Just a normal day in my life… I guess Let me start my story from the beginning. I’m house hunting – I need to move out of this hotel as it is an hour away and into somewhere closer to my uni and friends. Prices run around 800 USD (seriously so much) for a single ROOM. So, I was excited when I found a place in Sheung Wan for 5000 HKD which is 664 USD. The room seemed pretty perfect – it was huge, had windows and looked nice.  I ended up contacting the landlord and he asked me to message him my whatsapp to talk to each other. This is fairly normal as it’s an easier way to contact someone and I do not have a Hong Kong number. The conversation started off normal enough, he told me that the room wasn’t available for my MOVE OUT DATE, so he wasn’t able to help me then. Then, he asked me where I was from : which I stated I was vietnamese – american ; and he …

Gifts from Hong Kong

  Of course, you can’t come home not bearing gifts! I actually bought these very last minute because of the protests in Hong Kong. Mong Kok was deemed dangerous (by my friends) and I was advised to stay away… but I made a last minute trip to Mong Kok and was able to purchase these goodies. Not pictured: I bought 3 selfie sticks + 3 mini purses, along with 1 universal lens for my phone.  The clutches were so cheap, 100 HKD for 6! That translates to around 13 USD. These were bought at the Ladies Market in Mong Kok.  The selfie sticks are sold at Ladies Market also… but do not buy them there! They were about 80 HKD at ladies market, but I bought them for 55 HKD = 7 USD at Sinwo (a huge plaza nearby).    The amazing Selfie Stick! I should have bought this earlier. Everyone in Hong Kong has a selfie stick and I was late to the party. I love the long reach, how easy it is to use, and …

Tomai’s first day in Hong Kong {Causeway Bay}

So, Tomai came all the way from Taiwan to visit me in Hong Kong! She arrived yesterday (Friday) and is staying here until Monday morning. Of course, I’ll return the love by visiting her in Taiwan on the 10th of October… so be sure to check back for more pictures! I decided to take her to Causeway bay in the morning to go shopping….  Here she is, taking photos from the rooftop “Sky Track.” Causeway Bay – Jardine’s Crescent (Street Market) If you go to Causeway bay and exit F, then you can visit tons of shops. I love the Forever 21 there because it has big sizes (Sorry, I’m not an XS). Tomai wanted to go shopping and since she can fit into the sizes here, I took her to the street market – although it’s not as large as the Ladies Market she was able to buy a shirt. To get there, just walk Right when you see Forever 21 and go to the left hand side and you should see the Market. Smile Yogurt & Dessert …

My Flight to Hong Kong

As I’m sitting here writing this, it is 6 AM in Hong Kong. I’ve been up since 4 AM and couldn’t go back to sleep due to Jetlag. I’m happy to say that I had such a wonderful experience on the airplane, thanks to going First Class. Check below for some of the yummy food. I spent the whole flight watching movies: 300, spiderman 2, taken 2, Game of thrones! My favorite part of the flight was the Build your own dessert! I went simple and just got a sundae.  I’m off to workout and prepare myself for a wonderful day filled with shopping and taking plenty of pictures. As you guys can tell, my pictures look horrible because I am using my chromebook and we can’t download photoshop on it (how sad) so I had to use another site to do it. Hopefully I’ll find something to fix it soon!