An Introduction

Traveling is one of my biggest passions in life. I think this habit started from a journey my mother took me to Malaysia when I was two-years-old. I cannot remember exactly how I felt the first time traveling abroad, but according to my mother I learned to use the bathroom instead of relying on diapers. Judging from that the trip must have went extremely well. Every now and then I travel with family, friends, and sometimes alone.

My name is Holly Chiu and I am a student at New York University studying economics and metropolitan studies. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and lived there for the first fifteen years of my life. Then I moved to Bangkok, Thailand where I completed my high school education. I stayed in London for my freshmen year of college and now I have been in New York for two years. I always look out for opportunities to travel when I have a chance. I have planned trips with friends and family and they all went successfully. One of the biggest challenge for student traveling I encounter is budgeting.  Enjoying your time abroad without having to drop stacks of cash has become my goal while traveling.

Aside from traveling I am also a huge fan of food. You can say that my family lives to eat. Back home, my mother always said that cereal with milk is too cold for the stomach in the morning and a meal without soup is considered incomplete. Living three thousand miles away from home it’s sometimes difficult to have the same diet as before. Of course it is not difficult to find tasty food in a global city like New York, but I always feel accomplished when I cook for myself.

Here on the Campus Clipper blog I will be blogging about the secrets behind budget traveling and student cooking. Stay tuned, there’s lots of interesting postings coming up!

Holly Chiu, New York University

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