Climbing Fuji-San

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Two words – Absolute Hell. And yet, totally worth it. My climb started at 11am on Monday morning from the 5th station of the Yoshida Trail. We started off slow and just got slower. On average we walked for 5-10

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Back to Where it All Began/ 72 Hours in Hong Kong

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Whenever someone asks me ‘where are you from?’, I never know what to say. I was born in Hong Kong but I don’t have a Chinese passport. I lived in Brooklyn and had an American accent but I don’t have

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A Day at Lake Biwa

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Last Sunday, we packed our sunscreen, swimming costumes, plenty of food and headed for Omimaiko Beach at Lake Biwa (The largest lake in Japan). Only an hour away from Kyoto Station, Omimaiko Beach was the perfect Sunday day out. Unfortunately

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Studying in the USA: One Year On

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Despite feeling like only yesterday, it’s been a year since I first departed for the United States, and so much has happened in that year. My final exams are over and so I now have an opportunity to reflect on the

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I’ve Decided to Climb Mt. Fuji in Aid of Epilepsy Society

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“He who climbs Mount Fuji is a wise man, he who climbs twice is a fool” I don’t want to be a fool so I’m only going to climb it once. Unlike my dad who has climbed it 5 times! I

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Blogging no Brasil: Episode 10

Hi guys, This is the penultimate blog post for this study placement, and it’s just a quick reminder to keep safe during the year abroad. I am living in São Paulo, Brazil and this murder rate in this country is

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