"It's a totally brand new city. I don't recognize anything," my mom says, gazing wide-eyed out of the decades-old tram and into the chaotic streets of Hong Kong. It's been 33 years since she moved from Hong Kong to Toronto and four months since I did the opposite. This is how I became my mother's tour guide in her own hometown.
Freelance journalist reporting on culture and life in Toronto and beyond.
Andrea Yu is a Toronto-based freelance journalist reporting on culture and life in the city and beyond. She is the former Around Town and Clubbing Editor of Time Out Hong Kong. Her writing has appeared in CNN Travel, enRoute, Narratively, Extra Crispy (Time Inc.) and the Toronto Star. She has a Master of Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. Find out more at www.andreayu.ca.
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