Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Visit to Hong Kong: From Paige's Journal: Part 1 of 10

Daughter Paige is a senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She normally attends school in Atlanta, but in September she flew to Hong Kong in order to study for a quarter (or longer) at SCAD's Hong Kong Campus. It's the first time anyone in our family has travelled to Asia.

Paige is a senior studying photography and art history. She has written several journal entries and has agreed to allow me to break them into blog-size pieces to share with you.

I hope you'll enjoy hearing from her about her discoveries in Hong Kong and the surrounding area. 

Today's photos came off of Paige's FB page. 

Part One: From Madison to Hong Kong Island to New Territories

From Madison to Hong Kong Island to New Territories 
Paige's notes

I left for Hong Kong from the Madison, Wisconsin airport on September 8, 2011 (which was unfortunately the season opener for the NFL, with the Packers playing).  I left on that flight knowing nobody in Hong Kong.  

By the time I got to Detroit, I’d met a few other SCAD students at the gate.  We talked a little on the 16-hour flight, but mostly just watched movies.  By the time we got to Hong Kong, all the SCAD students on the flight had pretty much located each other. It was nice to know I wasn’t alone.  

We had a shuttle from our apartment complex pick us up and take us to the apartments.  The whole complex is huge.  

Gold Coast Residencies is about 45 minutes to an hour outside of Hong Kong Island.  It’s actually in the New Territories.  The complex consists of the services sea view apartments (that I’m in), sea side condos, a hotel, a piazza full of stores and restaurants, a yacht club, country club, and a really nice pool and gym.

Paige lives in the tower farthest to the left. Tower 6.

I got to my apartment around 10:00 at night and met my roommates.  We ended up taking a walk to the beach and trying to find some food.

A path along the ocean near the complex

More from Paige in Hong Kong next week. Have a great weekend.



The Prude said...

I can't wait to read more! This is fascinating- thanks Paige!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely, hope Paige enjoys studying in Hong Kong, sounds like a great opportunity

Robin J. Steinweg said...

Paige, thank you for sharing your experiences in Hong Kong. This is a view we'd never have, otherwise. Thanks, Lori, for posting it!

Lori Lipsky said...

Prude--You shall, you shall.

Juliet--She loves it in Hong Kong and plans to extend her time there and stay for the winter quarter, but gets to come home for all of December on break first, so we are glad about that.

Robin--Thanks! You must be back home from your conference.