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  • A Foreigner Who Speaks Chinese...Kind of

    Travel Journal from China Shenzhen, China | Sat May 23, 2015

    After traveling for almost 18 straight hours, I finally arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday. Hong Kong is a beautiful city, and definitely one I will be visiting frequently during my stay here. After arriving in Hong Kong, I spent the night at a friend's house and the next morning met with the plant manager who escorted me across the border into mainland China.  China is way different than I ever …

    Working in the Dragon's Country

  • Why Jordan, Why the Middle East

    Travel Journal from United States California, United States | Fri May 22, 2015

    My friends and family have had a difficult time understanding why I chose to study in Jordan. Television news has propagated the idea that the region is hysteric and chaotic, which has in turn fueled my family’s concern about my safety. Leaving aside the obvious insult that they think I’m unable to take care of myself, I have tried to be very clear that the reason I choose to study …

    Forty Days in the Desert

  • Exploring in Hanoi

    Travel Journal from Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam | Fri May 15, 2015

    5/15/15 The van came to pick us up at about 10 am. I slept the entire way to the airport.The Bangkok airport was filled with stores, shopping centers and restaurants. Bangkok gave me more and more reasons to be broke.There was a lot of waiting around before our flight, so we had some lunch.We made our way to the gate and sat down waiting for them to let us know when …

    Xin Chao Vietnam

  • Adventures in Bangkok

    Travel Journal from Thailand Bangkok, Thailand | Fri May 22, 2015

    5/13/15 The next day started early. We had a lot of sightseeing to do. After going to bed at around 3 a.m. watching a movie on a serial killer with Andrea, having to be up by 9 seemed crazy but I know Harry knows what he's doing. We started at Wat Po and saw the Reclining Buddha. The building was white but had gold and colorful detailing. We passed by visitors …

    Sawade Bangkok

  • Packing 101: How to Survive in Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia

    Travel Journal from United States Florida, United States | Mon May 11, 2015

    What To Bring While Abroad in Asia: -Camera to take cute selfies and document everything -Laptop, tablet and/or cellphone to stay connected with your homies. An unlocked phone is preferable as you can pop SIM cards in and out as you go. SIM cards are cheap and available at little or no cost in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. -Chargers!!!!!!! Without them you can't have items one and two. -Umbrella, the collapsible kind, so you …

    Sleepless in Miami