[Exchanging Lenses: Loes Dalman] 【切換視角的鏡頭: Loes Dalman】

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[Exchanging Lenses: Loes Dalman]

By: Sadhika NANDA (Chan Sui Kau Hall)
Image: i.imgur.com

Here is a closer look at the most diverse, dynamic and adventurous group of students in Hong Kong— exchange students, starting with Loes DALMAN.

Bound by nothing but the aim to live like a local, Loes is an exchange student from The Netherlands, here at CityU for only this semester.

What made you choose Hong Kong for your semester abroad?

I didn’t plan much before I came here, I was just exploring possibilities. I knew one thing: that I wanted to come to Asia. Hong Kong just seemed like my best option— especially because it’s so different from Holland. It’s a big, populated, fun, busy city. Also, on a side note, a lot colder than I expected!

In what ways have you explore Hong Kong so far?

I’ve eaten at many local places and been hiking. When the weather’s good, I like to go to the beach. But I like to travel, so I’ve explored some of the places near Hong Kong.

Where have you travelled this semester?

I’ve been to Singapore, Bali, Vietnam and China so far.

Do you have any rules for yourself as a traveller?

Nope! Just to live like a local, wherever I go. I’m a flexible person— I can do a hostel but I love a five star hotel just the same!

What would keep you coming back to Hong Kong, even after you go back home?

I love Hong Kong. It’s the city that never sleeps. And the fact that the locals are so friendly! For instance- I didn’t sign up for an “international buddy” but there are two local students that helped me with everything without my asking. These things are so unexpected but so helpful!

Lastly, CityU in one word?

Outgoing!

【切換視角的鏡頭: Loes Dalman】

文:Sadhika NANDA(陳瑞球堂)
譯:周恩澤(李兆基堂)
圖:i.imgur.com

讓我們來近看一下這群從不同地區來,共聚香港,充滿活力,勇於探險的交換生。我們先來和Loes DALMAN談談吧. Loes是來自荷蘭的交換生,現在在城大交換學習一個學期。他無拘無束,志在融入各地的生活。 以下是我與Loes的對話。

問:你為什麼會選擇來香港交換?

Loes:在我來之前,我其實沒有什麼計劃。我只是想探索,但是我知道一件事就是我想來亞洲。香港看起來是我最理想的選擇,尤其是因為這里和荷蘭很不一樣。香港是一個人口密集,繁忙有趣的大都市,此外,這裡比我想像的要冷很多!

問:那你目前探索香港探索得怎麼樣?

Loes:我嚐了很多香港的食物,還去了遠足。天氣好的時候,我很喜歡去海灘。除此之外我也很喜歡旅行,所以也去了臨近香港的一些地方旅行。

問:那這個學期你都去了哪裡旅行?

Loes:我去了新加坡,巴厘島,越南和中國大陸。

問:旅行的時候,你對身為遊客的自己有沒有什麼規定?

Loes:當然沒有!無論我去到哪裡,都要像當地人一樣生活,入鄉隨俗。我不挑剔,我可以住廉價旅舍和我喜歡五星級酒店一樣。

問:當你回家之後,你覺得什麼會讓你想回到香港?

Loes:我喜歡香港。這是一個不夜城,而且香港人很友好。舉個例子,我並沒有報名“國際學生志願計劃” (international buddy), 但是有兩個本地學生主動幫我解決了所有問題。這是我意想不到的,但是真的幫了我大忙。

問:最後,你會用一個什麼詞來形容城大?

Loes:開朗而友好!

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