I know I've been M.I.A. for the last month or so but I was figuring out how to manage this blog, travel and studying at the same time (yes, it is as hard as it sounds or maybe I’m just lazy who knows). I hope to start blogging more regularly now that some of the traveling has subsided. On that note, let’s get to it: BEIJING BABY!
I came to Beijing in 2015 to study abroad for one semester. Let me tell you, it was one of the best semesters of my college life. I met people from all over the world, made some great friendships – some I still maintain up to this day – learned how to speak Chinese (Mandarin) in three months, visited The Great Wall, and beer, lots and lots of beer!! CHEAP BEER! Yes, I love beer that much. Anyways, after returning from studying abroad, I got bit by the famous “travel bug”. So much, I began looking for ways to return to China before graduating. I was going through several changes in my college path until I finally found a major I knew I would love: International Relations.
Fast forward half a year and I found out I could study abroad, AGAIN! This time in Hong Kong! Hong Kong is technically part of China; it falls under the one country two systems principle. I’ll explain more of that in later posts. Right now, the bottom line is: I’ll be in Hong Kong until December. You know what that means right? TRAVEL TRAVEL TRAVEL!
Where did I go to first? You probably guessed it (or not): Beijing!
I was able to do this as part of a signature seminar with my school. Over the course two weeks, we would travel around Asia, specifically to Beijing, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, and Singapore. Of course, not everything is all pleasure (or is it?). These two weeks were also part of a course where we had to find out what an Asian identity is. I’m not going to bore you with the academic aspect of this trip but I will write relevant information that I feel most people don’t know, which I believe you, the reader, will enjoy.
Until next time