Hi everyone! This weekend I had the pleasure of going on one of the excursions PolyU set up for exchange students to join in on. We visited 3 different spots and got to experience a variety of things on our trip.
The day started at 9am, meeting up on campus to take a bus to our first destination. About 30 minute ride from the bustling city area is Repulse Bay Beach, a beautiful location with a great swimming area. It is still a bit too cold to swim here, so my friends and I looked at the statues, shops and scenery.
After that, we loaded back onto the bus to get lunch! We were served Dim Sum, a Hong Kong classic where everyone just grabs from the middle. I was surprised at how many things were served, one after the other. It was a great way to try lots of dishes.
Our next destination was Stanley Markets, where we were able to shop from local vendors for souvenirs. I got a tee shirt that says “Hong Kong” in English and in Chinese, as well as a saucer to go under the potted plants I bought a few weeks ago. Shopping in the markets here is fun because you never really know what to expect.
Overall, it was great having a chartered bus tour us around the western side of Hong Kong Island. I’m glad PolyU arranged the trip for us, and I’m looking forwards to the other ones I signed up for!