I arrived starving and tired. Some random lady said something about SCAD and I thought, OMG I'm gonna be kidnapped, but then she mentioned my roommates' names. LOL
We hopped a rather cool looking bus and headed to the Gold Coast, which is considered rather swanky. Most of your ex-pats live there and it's on the beach over looking the harbor. There's a giant pool, a pier with restaurants, grocery stores and spas around. This is home for the next few months. :)
Anyhoo, I came in and dumped my stuff and crashed... That was a LONG. FLIGHT.
The next morning we got up and went to SCAD Hong Kong on the shuttle. That was pretty funny. We were patiently waiting for the shuttle, enjoying snacks and beverages when we saw the shuttle speed off. We were at the wrong place. -______-
We were able to catch the the bus and look at the beautiful, messy, dynamic, mountainous, heavily populated city that is Hong Kong.
When we got to school, we had to cross the street. Here, YOU. WILL. GET. HIT. by a car. Don't be stupid about crossing the street. Here is the crosswalk button...
After that we went to the train station. That was intense. Very cool. Who knew you could buy so much useless stuff and be EXCITED about it? lol
We took a short tour of the city with our Professor Steve Aishman who is one of the smartest men I have ever met.
We rode the Star Ferry across the harbor. The Star Ferry has an interesting history. In the years before tunnels were made, it was the only way across the harbor. It's very old and seats a LOT of people. This is a terrible picture LOL! I promise to post a better one later....
On the way to the Star Ferry...
My view from the Star Ferry... OH! What's that??? SCAD!!!!!!!!!!!! *Does awkward victory dance*
On the other side we saw rickshaws for sale. They are now illegal in Hong Kong because they contributed to the traffic volume. Hong Kong
One thing about Hong Kong, these people seem to have a very strong sense of balance. In the middle of this crowded humid city, with all the traffic, smog, and people, finding peace is just as natural as waking up every morning. Inside a random mall...
I'm going to take a note and learn how to balance my life a little bit more. This was a lot for a first day. More soon! I can't wait to share my food experiences!!