Til today, I remember the time when it was approaching mid November of my final semester at University. I remember I had just finished my final exam for my degree and a full-time job following graduation was already in the pipeline. I was a little lost however. I wanted to see the world just that little more before full-time work kicked in. So, I set for a trip to China and Hong Kong.
It just so worked out that at the time, I had interviewed for a short-term exchange program where I would travel to Xia-men for two weeks. The place I was to visit was Xia-men University. The objective of the trip was to act as a Student Ambassdor and help promote the Mathematics degree that was offered by my university.
Coincidentally, I found out that I had been successfully selected to be a participate for the program that same afternoon following after my final exams. I was stoked! This was the second international trip I had been given to travel for university and it was going to be a blast. Some reason when I was booking my flights (originally planned to return after two-weeks), I asked the STA travel agency what would be the price difference if I were to extend the return date to 3 months later. The answer I got was: “No different”. Based on that answer, I told the agency to booked my flights with a return date 3-months after the two-week program. I had no idea what I was going to do at the time, but I knew I was heading to China and Hong Kong.
Today, I look back at some of the photos I took during that trip. Some moments I remember, others not so much. But overall, I recall it being a great trip. I was traveling alone and it was my first time to officially go overseas for an extensive time by myself. It was a big deal. Or so I recall. I wish I could travel for that same extended amount of time and discover a part of the world that I have not yet seen.
<<Pictures coming soon>>