YES, my internship in Hong Kong is over. This is my last week living in Hong Kong!!!
Been a bit stressed with all that stupid packing and organizing, but nonethelesse, I am now all ready to leave Hong Kong!!
Tonight, my friend Jens from Osnabrueck, Germany is coming to Hong Kong. We studied together at University in Germany. On Monday our grand journée to East Asia will start!!!
Where will we go:
3 weeks: China --> Guilin, Xi'an, Shaolin Si, Datong, Beijing, Tianjin (May)
2 weeks: South Korea --> Incheon, Seoul, Busan (beginning of June)
2 weeks: Japan --> Fukuoko, Hiroshima, Kyto, Nagoya, Tokyo (end of June)
Those are just the places we think we gonna travel to, we both made a bit of research on the countries and realized how little we actually knew about those countries... What do YOU know about South Korea?!?! I hope I can tell you more about it in a couple of weeks. I will post pics here.
We have 7 weeks of travel ahead of us. The end of our trip will be Tokio, Japan. Jens will take his plane back to Germany there on the 29 of June. I wanna do a Mandarin Summer course in China and will take a flight or ferry back to China and start my course beginning/mid of July, either in Harbin or Dalian in Liaoning Province (very north of China).
Of course, I'm a bit sad to leave Hong Kong, especially to leave those friends I met here, our hiking trips, the mountains, the veeeery good food, my beloved area To Kwa Wan, where I lived, the old man I always meet at 8:40am in the stairways and my room mate Max who has been a great companion those 6 months. Will miss our conversations, laughs and dinner together...
Hong Kong is probably one of the easiest cities in Asia to live as a foreigner, no doubt. But still I got some difficulties really emersing myself into the city life, especially if you don't wanna hang out westerners only, but lack fluency in chinese language... I am happy to have met so many nice people through language exchange. I hope that with the experiences I made in Hong Kong, I can even have a better time in China... or maybe i will just miss Hong Kong like hell already after one week only in China. Let's find out how China is like.. start first smoothly by going to the tourist spots and then later live there for a while.
Anyway, here are some pictures of Hong Kong I made this week... feeling like a tourist again ;o)
Hope you gonna have a look on the pictures of our trip, share some travel experiences with us and keep us updated about what is going on at home and in the rest of the world!
Don't forget us, just because we're in remote China!!! ^_^