Life as a Postgraduate student in the UK

Another challenging chapter of life commences.  Time flies like an instant since I left Hong Kong and have survived in the United Kingdom for a month.  After months of sincere hoping and impatient waiting, I could finally sign with relief when a final acceptance email popped in my inbox this July, informing me that my dream of studying overseas finally come true after years of relentless endeavour.  And after sleepless, tediously long hours on the plane, here I am, already arrived on the other side of the globe.

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Jiayuguan Pass (嘉峪關): Last Frontier of Ming Dynasty

On the extreme western edge of China, along snow-capped Qilian mountain peaks, lines of sturdy soldiers were standing high in the Jiayuguan Fortress, carrying a goblet of fire, staring off the distance all day to guard their own territory.   Strategically located at the narrowest point of the Hexi Corridor on the Silk Road, this last major stronghold of Ming China is celebrated as the first and also the greatest pass under heaven, beyond which only faces boiling Gobi desert and vast terrains towards Central Asia.

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Zhangye Danxia (張掖丹霞) – China’s Rainbow Mountains

(17th June) It seems that when the Earth decided to create this spectacular rainbow landscape was in an exhilarating party. Even millions of years later, a dazzling riot of swirling orange, gold and brown still burst in front of our lens, just like a stunning painting on canvas. This “rainbow mountains” have been piquing visitors’ interest for the last few years, including those magnificently multi-coloured valleys, hills, and cliffs that stretch towards the horizon.

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