All posts tagged: study abroad

How studying abroad changed my life.

It’s been more than 3 months.. More than three months since I’ve traveled more than 7000 miles to Hong Kong and experienced life in a completely different world. I’ve always heard the quote, “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” But, I never paid much attention to it. I’m not new to traveling around the world, ever since I was young I remember getting on the airplane and visiting my cousins in Vietnam, New York, or France. As an avid traveler, I never came back from a trip “magically” changed. But, that was different. This trip opened my eyes to all the beautiful things I’ve never thought to think about – or experience. I hope everyone will get the chance to study abroad, or live in an entirely different country for more than a month.  1) Traveling alone is the best. I’m more about adventures, less about routine. I’ve always been a “stay at home, read a book” kind of girl. I hated hiking, didn’t really care much for sight-seeing, and although I traveled – I never really …

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 …