Seeing old friends and exploring Hong Kong

Kenny here. It’s been almost 7 years since my last post and a lot has changed about me and China since then. I’m nearly 20 years old now and am about to begin my sophomore year of college. Having just concluded a 3 week coaching and education program in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, I decided to spend some time in Hong Kong and Beijing on my way back.

I caught a 5 am flight out of Saigon to Hong Kong and arrived a few hours before the airport closed (due to the current on going protests). I stayed with my mother’s old Fulbright overseer Nathan who has since moved to Hong Kong. Nathan was kind enough to host me for my first two nights. He was also very generous in showing me around. Together we explored Hong Kong and went on many night hikes. Photos below:

Next I explored Hong Kong on my own going Buddhist temple hoping and stand up paddling along Stanley beach. I then met my mom’s former student Jennifer for dinner. It was great to catch up with her and together we had dim sum highlighted by fried pigeon and a flaming pineapple!

Next up on to Beijing!

A Coplan is back in China!!!

After a six year break a Coplan is back in China. I, Kenny Coplan, will document my time in Hong Kong, Qinhuangdao, and Beijing over the next few days!!! I recently finished a program in Vietnam working with kids in the Mekong Delta to promote higher education through sport. On my way back to the US I decided to stop in China.Enjoy!!