Daily Archives: May 15, 2017


This week’s reflections come from Lizzy M.

Our trip to Shenzhen and Hong Kong was something completely new to me because I had never traveled to Asia before this trip. It was truly an amazing experience. From biking on the coast of the city to making dumplings and learning calligraphy at SFLS I experienced Asian culture in a way I had never expected. The food was very different from our food in the US (as expected), but I never realized how different the menus would be! From eating the roots of lotus flowers to seeing an entire chicken (head included) put in front of us on the lazy susan amazed me.

My favorite part of the trip was going to Hong Kong. At DGS we were able to connect with our host students by spending classes with them and going out to lunch with our host student and their friends. A few Porter’s girls and I went to a Japanese restaurant with our host students that had the best chicken teriyaki. The highlight of the Hong Kong section of the trip was going to the ladies market because I have never bartered for trinkets before, so it was really interesting to shop in a way that I have never done before.

I will never forget this incredible trip because of all the new activities and foods I was able to try abroad.