My first time setting foot in Hong Kong, a land of rude awakening, literally. Barely a day into this short 5-days trip, I developed a somewhat discomforting knot in my stomach. This trip coincided with the aftermath of Typhoon Hato; in fact, I arrived just about 5 days after the natural disaster subsided.
Spending a short one week summer in Helsinki was an exciting experience as it was my first time visiting a Scandinavian country. Much of the excitement stemmed from the many things I've read and seen in media about the culture, climate, education and economic prowess of the Nordic countries.
Unfortunately, it was a really short stay but it was indeed an exhilarating opportunity to explore the visual makeup of the bustling central business district and the amazing tranquility of coastal outdoors.