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Asia » Hong Kong » Yuen Long July 7th 2011

July 7TH, 2011 Yesterday we had 2 lectures on environment and indigenous peoples of Hong Kong. For the second lecture we went to the western side of Hong Kong to a building that was said to the village chief’s council room. From what I understood living in the walled villages is very misogynistic and unfair for women. I will admit I am a bit of a feminist so I didn't like their stupid grounds for banning women from making political or educational decisions just because they’re female. She described how most of the time women were banned from participating in festivities. She described how the men meander around town drinking, gambling, and smoking and how the women do all of the work because the men would say all of the time “I have a king’s destiny” ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon July 6th 2011

HONG KONG JULY 6th Today I got up later than usual. I mean, I WOKE up on time but didn’t GET up until about 8:11 this morning. I rushed to breakfast afraid that I was going to miss it. Ate some really good noodles then went to the lectures. They were boring as usual but I did learn some stuff. Afterwards we went to a poor neighborhood in Hong Kong—or rather a ghetto of Hong Kong. We were told to hold onto our wallets and watch our bags because of pickpockets. Now, having been to Panama already the place where pick-pockets pros roam the streets, there was no way I was going to get robbed in broad-daylight, that’s for sure! I know every trick these people could've possibly pulled. But there was this weird one guy—an ... read more

Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island » Stanley July 5th 2011

Hong Kong July 5th Once again my day began with me waking up and showering. Today we endured two lectures, one on crime in China and the other I don’t know because I was falling in and out of consciousness the entire time. I remember the lecturer's name was Brian because he was kind of fresher looking than most lecturers (if you get what I mean ;-)) It was actually really funny because one of the Taiwanese students actually fell asleep snoring (Archie)! Same with their professor! NOBODY paid attention to that lecture. After discussion we went on a field trip to Stanley. Stanley is a huge tourist attraction spot where all the super rich people have vacation homes and stuff. Me and Dr. Sharon (Xiangrong) Liu were trying to negotiate prices for 'I love HK' ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong July 4th 2011

Hong Kong July 4th (4TH OF JULY!!!!) Today we saw the Hong Kong museum of history. It was quite interesting. Hong Kong has soooo much history behind it, it’s incredible! We had our first lecture today and it was really cool. The Taiwanese students are very funny and friendly. While on the bus I talked with 2 boys named Archie and Jeff they're pretty funny. This morning the girls helped me out with ordering breakfast because I was late. During our discussion group time we all actually talked and got to know each other and each others' country’s pretty well. It wasn’t awkward at all (for me anyways). My discussion partners (non-BSU) are Wilson, Tommy, Annis, Kimberly and Layla. All are from Taiwan except Layla who is from the mainland Guangdong province. After the lecture and ... read more
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Asia » Hong Kong July 3rd 2011

Hong Kong JULY 3RD Well I fell asleep at about 2am this morning. That wasn’t my plan I was trying to stay awake all night so that I could sleep on the plane to Hong Kong but it didn’t work out that way. After the 3-4 hour flight we made it to Hong Kong where we exchanged currency, met up with some students and just stared in awe at the blue sky we haven’t seen in about a week followed by the 45 minute car drive through beautiful HONG KONG Island (which I took nice videos of) . From what I can gather Hong Kong is COMPLETELY different from Beijing in almost every way! From language, to weather, to government, to driving, to food, to terrain, even cleanliness. For example people drive on the opposite side ... read more
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Asia » China » Beijing » Great Wall of China July 2nd 2011

BEIJING JULY 2ND I CLIMBED THE GREAT WALL! I mean it was so surreal I could hardly believe we were actually walking the great wall—that is until we started walking. Right off the bat you could tell it was very tiring and very dangerous because of the steep steps, great height and large groups of tourists. By the first gate I was DYING!! We supposedly started on the 8th gate, which happened to be the steepest, and there were about 5 gates in total, I made it to about gate 1 ½. After a while it was getting hard to breathe, the steps became very inconsistent, and I became more and more afraid of falling off or puking on the side of the great wall that I just said forget it and went back down. I ... read more
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Asia » China » Beijing » Chaoyang district July 1st 2011

July 1st Friday Ok yesterday was a lot of fun,so today's blog will be very long. I had a lot of weird stuff happen to me. Remember those dark clouds I said in the earlier post? Well, it turned out we had a really bad thunder storm here at around 6am or so. So Dr. To decided we weren’t going to see the Great Wall yesterday. So instead he nominated yesterday as shopping day. First we went to 798 factories which was literally an art district, filled with graffiti art, cartoons, sculptures paintings, and all kinds of different art forms. I have many strange cool and funny pictures of us at the 798 factory. Apparently the history behind it was; it started out as abandoned factories that were taken over by wandering artists. They did made ... read more
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Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City June 30th 2011

June 30th Thursday Ok. I was so tired yesterday I couldn’t even change out of my clothes or write the blog for what I did. I don’t remember when we got back but I do know that I was awake at 530am and we walked all day till nightfall. Yesterday we did 4 things: first we went to Jingshan park, then the Forbidden City, then traveled to the opera house (which was shaped like an egg), then we saw then we saw a kungfu show. When we arrived at Jingshan park first thing I noticed was the row of bicycles at the entrance. Basically Jingshan Park is where one of china’s emperors, I believe from the Ming dynasty, climbed up the hill in despair at not being able to save Beijing and then hung himself on ... read more
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Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City June 29th 2011

JUNE29TH Wednesday 6:30am I’m pissed that the government banned YouTube, facebook, and wiki answers in Beijing. How the heck am I supposed to know how hot 35celcius is when I can’t access wiki answers? It’s 6:59 so we have to go to breakfast soon at around 7:30 before we board the bus to Forbidden City. ... read more




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