My year abroad has left me feeling like a divided individual. It seemed harsh to turn around to all my friends at home and state that, really, I did not want to come back. Not because I didn’t want to see them, just because Hong Kong had become such a huge part of developing who I am as a person, that it felt like I had to leave some of me behind [Plus Hong Kong in June is 33degrees and in the UK, well, its raining and cold, as per].
Hong Kong will forever be the highlight of my university degree, it literally is a city that has it all. Most people don’t want to come to Hong Kong as they don’t like the city [which is crowded, but very clean and generally organized chaos]. But Hong Kong has so much to offer, long hikes to secret waterfalls and beaches, cliff jumping, and 20km+ cycling routes. Sailing, kayaking and windsurfing opportunities, all at a fraction of the price you’d pay in the UK. I completed a 4 day Level 2 Basic Skills sailing course, which is worth around 200GBP for only 70HKD, approximately 6.5GBP. If thats not within a student budget, then what is? [Check out http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/watersport/index.html] if you’re interested in trying something new! Most people in the class will be Cantonese but they always make the effort then to teach in English when you’re there, and you’ll find yourself meeting yourself some true locals, who aren’t just students.
I tried to keep track of all my adventuring’s, but I was pretty challenging given that you’re busy constantly.
If you’re considering a year/semester abroad I would definitely recommend hitting up HK. And if you want to see what you can do/see, check out my blog: http://elevenhoursfromhome.weebly.com/blog-posts.html or follow me on instagram https://www.instagram.com/11hoursfromhomehk/.