Traveling alone is lonely, but worth it

Many people will tell you to travel alone, will tell you that it is mind-blowing, life-changing, world-shattering. What not a lot of people will tell you is that it can be lonely, even for the most antisocial introvert. The good news is that the loneliness rarely lasts. First, there is fear. My first solo trip…

The role of the supernatural in Hong Kong’s National identity, Part 2 of 2

Danny Chan teaches Communication and Language in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. dissertation in Hong Kong Studies on Time, Temporality, and Spectrality in Hong Kong. I had the opportunity to interview him about Hong Kong’s relationship with the supernatural. I expected urban legends and stories linked to nature. Instead, what…

The role of the supernatural in Hong Kong’s National identity, Part 1 of 2

Danny Chan teaches Communication and Language in Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. dissertation in Hong Kong Studies on Time, Temporality, and Spectrality in Hong Kong. I had the opportunity to interview him about Hong Kong’s relationship with the supernatural. I expected urban legends and stories linked to nature. Instead, what…

Ladies Market and Thereabouts: Exploring Hong Kong, Part 3

My last day in Hong Kong was spent conserving energy for the flight home. While my friends went off to explore more of Victoria Harbour and Central, I stayed behind to sleep in, get some work done, and explore the neighborhood. We were staying in a cozy AirBnB-rented apartment near Ladies Market in Tsim Sha…