Here are some pictures from my route that I take from the university train station (bottom of campus) to my hostel (top of campus). I will add more later, probably. It was a little cloudy/smoggy today, so some of the long-distance shots will have to wait.
After I narrowly escape the troll who’s hiding under the bridge…I start my upward journey into the intellectual stratosphere (as T Clark would say).
At the end of stairway one, I am rewarded with this pretty gate. I feel like I’m in Mulan, except on the other side awaits, not a beautiful, intelligent, independent AND strong woman…but rather, more stairs. Bummer.
At this point, it’s been quite a hike. I normally take stairs two at a time (thanks to longer legs), and I’m a registered stairmaster, but even this is a little much for me. But wait, there’s more!
After an additional ~75 steps, we get to a plane, as seen on the picture to the right.
And so it’s been roughly 375 steps so far. Quite a flight. Unfortunately, my hostel is on the same hill the water tower is on. So I have to continue climbing. Gaspity gasp gasp.
After much stair climbing, it’s approximately 675 steps all total. Granted, I normally take them two at a time, but it is still 675 risers that I pass. My world record was about 1000 when I visited the Eiffel Tour and Monmartre in the same day, but seeing as how I made this voyage twice on Thursday, I now have surpassed it. I think with this many steps at my disposal I will try to set a new personal record of 5000 steps in a single day. Crazy? Better than boring.
Finally, I reach the top and I read United College which means I’m home (I still have to climb the stairs in the hostel haha).
Ok. Enough about masochism and stairs and stuff. Today I went with many exchange students on a Hong Kong City tour. Also, last night was the welcoming dinner. I will post on both of these soon, but for now it is sleepy time ok.