The first new city to live in Honolulu 🏖 Hawaii was so amazing 😉 Had a moto 🛴 Waikiki 5 mins away. Was 19 years old 😳 The expression there is what I feel now moving to Mexico City 🇲🇽 mañana!!! Had that crazy white hair for 3 years Woooowww I was too wild 🤭
#erasmuslife 🇪🇸 Murcia
Amistades, liberdad y naturaleza que mas ??💙
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Now we came to a point in which everyone starts to leave. I am so happy that we did one last trip all together and it was so nice.
I am really grateful that I met such wonderful people. I know we will see each other soon! ❤
Love you lots 😘
(EB the China experience - Day 5)
Hey everyone! My name is Amos, a year three Mechanical Engineering student reporting in from Shangtown in the Middle Kingdom and I will be taking over the ExchangeBuddy Shanghai page today. So about 4 months ago I decided to embark on a year long internship/exchange/travel-ish thing in a program called the NUS Overseas College program in Shanghai and along with 24 others flew to the city on a red-eye flight to find our golden opportunity in this big city. A Singaporean boy with horrible mandarin and a distaste for spicy food in China, what could go wrong right?
So I currently intern in a company called WisQo, an IoT start-up who provides smart solutions to local and international enterprises. The company is mostly staffed by Chinese employees and comprises both a technical and business development team who work together to come up with integrated solutions for potential clients. Like most of my batchmates, I also study at Fudan University as well as take classes conducted by NUS itself. Balancing between work and school and constantly changing my mindset from a working one to an academic one hasn’t been easy but definitely fulfilling.
So the city itself has been pretty fun I would think, and one of the best things about Shanghai is that the city is incredibly vibrant and diverse with a very international mindset, and yet is able to maintain its Chinese roots and way of life. You definitely feel like you are in a different country with a completely different set of rules but don’t feel too far from home. We often hear stories about China being a land of risk-taking and opportunity but you don’t really feel it until you actually come to the country itself. Cashless isn’t simply a catch phrase in Shanghai, it is a way of life. As with an incredibly well designed bike sharing system, a crazily efficient service industry or an unrealistically organized logistics/travel network that serves more than 1 billion people around the country.
Shanghai is also one of the most active cities I have ever been to with events, competitions, talks, festivals, you name it, being organised almost every day of the week.
Sarà questa una nostra colpa o forse un merito. La contiguità tra le ennesime pagine che non ci appartengono. Come quell'immagine, di quel ragazzo, che le cinge le spalle. Delle loro mani che si stringono. Ed è notte. L'idea che le nostre solitudini di fine giornata abbiano il nome di quell'incrociarsi. Per questi sogni molto più grandi di noi, non abbiamo altro che gambe testa e cuore. Eppure, quando han potuto son venuti a salvarci da noi. Il dovere che si sente di farli respirare. Di non stringerli in nodi. E restano scalzi, per non far rumore. Non si sa mai, ci dovessimo svegliare e accorgerci di quello che resta.
I should have never chosen to miss so much a city, a friend, a group, an Erasmus. 😞
And yet, it was the best decision of my life!
Rovaniemi, you got a piece of my heart❤
Once Erasmus- Always Erasmus...
A little corner of Paris. 😍 Somewhere between the Seine and Place des Vosges you’ll find it. A little village that might be anywhere in France, tucked away in the unlikeliest of places. All vintage stores and cobbled lanes, this is Village St Paul, Paris’ very own antique market in the heart of Le Marais, the 4e arrondissement of the city…