It's incredible how friends can make a place to be somewhere great and fun or not-so-good.
Today I went to the famous Flowers Market at Mong Kok to choose the perfect flowers for my Mamá.The place was beautiful for its great variety of flowers, colors, and smells surrounding the area. I wanted to make this day special for her because I know how hard she and all the moms around the … Continue reading Hong Kong #26: Happy Mother’s Day!
It was a few weeks when my British friends and I, commonly known as BRITCH, decided to take a day to visit the 10,000 Buddhas Monastery located in Sha Tin, New Territories.It's a great place to check out if you're doing some tourism or studying abroad in Hong Kong. The place offers such a peaceful … Continue reading Hong Kong #25: 10,000 Buddhas Monastery
It's been a long time since I've hiked and since I've mentioned I'd hike Lion Rock in Hong Kong before the study abroad adventure finishes.Lion Rock wasn't as easy of a hike as I've had thought it would've been... Especially since I've hiked longer and steeper hills and mountains. It happened that there are a … Continue reading Hong Kong #24: Lion Rock Hike
This week we played an amazing football tournament in which 6 teams participated with players from all over the world. Although I twisted my ankle and it's now sprained, the tournament was a huge success. Our team, formed with exchange students from last semester, won 3 games, tied 1, and lost 1, and finished in the … Continue reading Hong Kong #23: CityU Football Tournament
Finally I've got some time to sit down and blog about my last weekend 3 days 3 cities backpacking trip through Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Jiangmen.For those of you who don't know about these three cities, they're just hours away from Hong Kong by road. The route from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is about one hour … Continue reading Hong Kong #22: Shenzhen + Guangzhou + Jiangmen.
http://www.rchrdchn.com/rich-blog/hong-kong-21"A lot of small people, in small places, doing small things, can change the world."“Mucha gente pequeña, en lugares pequeños, haciendo cosas pequeñas, puede cambiar el mundo.”– Eduardo GaleanoIf I hadn't blogged more often this semester it's because my classes and daily responsibilities have taken me to the point in which I've needed to focus … Continue reading Hong Kong #21: Football. Jo’s Birthday. Shek O Beach.
Have you been checking out the news recently? If so, you might have noticed the protests going on in Ukraine. But, have you realized that there are protests also going on in Venezuela right now? Maybe not so much. Why? This is because of the government's censorship on the national and some international media. We, the Venezuelan … Continue reading Hong Kong #20: Venezuela*
Running and finishing my 4th marathon today, The Hong Kong Marathon, was gratifying As well as enjoyable.I barely slept tonight, not because of the emotion or excitement of running another 26.2 miles / 42 kilometers, but rather for the lack of tiredness. However, I still slept some hours which gave me enough energy to feel … Continue reading Hong Kong #19: Hong Kong Marathon.
The best thing study abroad does is to leave you amazing friends in life.#TheReturn.After starting the backpacking trip together on mid December last year and along with six other friends, Alan and Steven have made it back safe and sound to Hong Kong. This means that they've completed a full month of traveling and enjoyment … Continue reading Hong Kong #18: #TheReturn + Stanley.