Travel Blogs from Shenzhen, China

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Miserable China, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Miserable China

A travel blog entry by roxyhughes

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... and Converse army boots and me with "beach" hair and still wearing a bikini under my clothes... Hmmm we drove into Shenzhen - Grey, Concrete city, endless rows of factories on the approach, replaced by tower blocks from an arthouse film about communist ...

Silver Lake Resort and Beer Garden, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Silver Lake Resort and Beer Garden

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi

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... no smog (my lungs were hurting by the time we left Beijing and I even had a nose bleed!) and views of the mountains of Shenzhen. There was a pool and multiple restaurants.  We finally had some days off to do whatever we wanted.  So, we slept in ...

Swimming Anyone?, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Swimming Anyone?

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

... teachers provide Ray with a photograph so that he can give them a swimming pool pass....." Even compared to the usual contrary norms in China, inviting people to jump into a swimming pool that won't have any water in it for 9 months is taking it a ...

Shopping Stop, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Shopping Stop

A travel blog entry by jtrail

I stopped into the organized chaos of Shenzhen on my way back to Hong Kong Airport - I've never seen so many trucks & containers in all my life, this is real industry. China is a mass! A mass of provinces that if in Europe they would be called ...

Dunroamin - for now, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Dunroamin - for now

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

... weird stuff isn't weird and there's just another reconstructed temple to buy a ticket for. My most enjoyable travel experiences in China have come off the beaten track, where everything takes a day or two longer than you expect, and moving fast hurts ...

A chamber of farts, Shenzhen, China travel blog

A chamber of farts

A travel blog entry by jonnyanddonna

...  even have proper sockets there. Back to the Biological warfare. The bus from Yangshuo to Hong Kong is actually a bus to Shenzhen, a city on the boarder of Hong Kong, you take the bus and then walk across the boarder. We booked the ...

Goodbye!, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Goodbye!

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

"You're fired!  You've been doing all these things wrong for the last 3 months, but we didn't tell you."  You have 2 days to get out of your accommodation."  It's an unbelievably brutal message, but that's what happened to one of my ...

Imponderable China, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Imponderable China

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

... of the experience is always positive, but when you're in the moment it can sometimes be grating and draining. Travelling in China, this is a contradiction Flexibility..... It's not that I don't like China, but I'm continually amazed by the apparent ...

Politickers at Play, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Politickers at Play

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

Na´ve of me I know, but somehow I had it in mind that by leaving behind the world of the corporate megalith I would be leaving the games and manipulative patterns of internal institutional politics behind. But no, of course, wherever you go there will ...

Vindication is Sweet, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Vindication is Sweet

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

However, much people do it, speaking ill of others is rarely comfortable unless you're sure that you are absolutely right.  When I spoke and wrote ill of my students on the basis of my suspicions that they had cheated in their February exams, I was ...

Walking with Monty & how the other 1% live, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Walking with Monty & how the other 1% live

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

... week - the World Cup of Golf that is. Well, more exactly it came to the Mission Hills Golf Complex on the border of Shenzhen and Dongguan. Mission Hills is billed as the biggest golf complex in the world, and with its 5-star hotel, golf academy, 3 luxury ...

Just a feeling, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Just a feeling

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

I could smell it, I could see it just as the sun dropped, I knew it would come, but I missed seeing it as it came under cover of darkness. It was still nice though, just knowing it would be there. When I wandered onto my balcony at about 9pm I wasn't ...

60 Years, Mid Autumn, Shenzhen, & Brook Rafting, Shenzhen, China travel blog

60 Years, Mid Autumn, Shenzhen, & Brook Rafting

A travel blog entry by maaske

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... and generosity this past weekend when my friend (Henry) made arrangements for us to visit his classmate (from 22 years ago) in Shenzhen for the day at the amusement park called “Happy Valley”.  It was the Mid Autumn Festival (Moon ...

Blagging my way in, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Blagging my way in

A travel blog entry by robjstaples

... at a local airport had seemed such a good idea... However, after almost an hour of being the practice dummy for Shenzhen airport's treatment of foreigners I was beginning to think I'd been given some bad advice by the school. Fortunately, my cheerful ...

Catsup..... Ketchup, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Catsup..... Ketchup

A travel blog entry by dogeleven

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... everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Stay tuned to find out what I ended up doing/eating that day. So let's discuss Shenzhen for a moment. It is the city within China which is closest to the New Territories and Hong Kong. To get to Hong Kong by land, you have ...

Teacher's Day, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Teacher's Day

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi

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... (Todd went to a different banquet than I did).  During the feasting, it is still the best Chinese food I've had in China, there was a talent show.  I was asked to perform something very American and at first I was going to sing a Justin Bieber ...

Couple of days in Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Couple of days in Shenzhen

A travel blog entry by shaun87

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On Wednesday we took the 12:35pm D7109 train from Guangzhou East station to Shenzhen railway station in the Luo Hu district of Shenzhen. The journey took around 90minutes and the place where we were staying was much easier to find as it was next to the ...

A Few Days with Hank Scorpio, Shenzhen, China travel blog

A Few Days with Hank Scorpio

A travel blog entry by claude_and_iain

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... be no problem to get another one. (Although part of China now, leaving for Hong Kong and returning through Shenzhen is like leaving and returning to China - two entries.)   The flying tour of Hong Kong was superb: it delivers the shock value of ...

It is finished!, Shenzhen, China travel blog

It is finished!

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... in the shade and many smiles and unintelligible words were exchanged. Once in the station it was a piece of cake and we got to Shenzhen without further problem. As we had been to the LOFT before, we gave a taxi driver their flyer and we were checking in ...

Hong Kong Reflections, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Hong Kong Reflections

A travel blog entry by rachaelb

... most people are probably trilingual: Cantonese, Mandarin and English. On our first day in Hong Kong, we had taken a bus from the Shenzhen airport, and it was the first of many times I was glad to be on a bus in order to observe the beautiful scenery. ...

Todd's School Outing, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Todd's School Outing

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi

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... Todd's school to attend their end of the year celebration.  We were all bused to a golf resort a few hours away from Shenzhen and given a hotel room.  There was a banquet with the token Chinese Talent Show.  The food was not so great and ...

Goodbye China, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Goodbye China

A travel blog entry by annacalderaro

... local market, no understanding of health & safety (yay), strict social networking, eating weird food & smoking everywhere. Yep I love China and its different ways. The best place by far was Shanghai, seeing as Jake & Rosa are there I may even ...

Spring Outing, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Spring Outing

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi

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... Chinese.  People walk around dressed in traditional dress or demonstrate some art or skills. It was one of the hottest Days in Shenzhen since the new year began.  I got a little sunburned, but it was really nice to go outside of school with ...

Ten days to Hong Kong: part eleven, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Ten days to Hong Kong: part eleven

A travel blog entry by edbaxter

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... With the train running an hour or so late (for old time's sake I suppose), there is just time for a quick commemorative photo in Shenzhen before he heads out to meet his brother. I take my place in the queue at the border to leave Mainland China for Hong ...

A few hours in Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China travel blog

A few hours in Shenzhen

A travel blog entry by andrea.lqz

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... friends. Took the airport bus to town and searched for a place to stay. Stopped near Luohu station which is the border between Mainland China and Hong Kong and an MTR will take you straight to the big city. The place looked a bit confusing as there were ...

how to get to okinawa in several moronic steps, Shenzhen, China travel blog

how to get to okinawa in several moronic steps

A travel blog entry by daily4

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... flight i've had has been late. good thing my ass doesn't know the difference between a lounge and airplane seat. flight got into Shenzhen at 1am. collected lite hefty who was feeling hefty again (that late even the change in my pocket was weighing in). i ...

Pinch and a Punch, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Pinch and a Punch

A travel blog entry by katemel

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... We then went running to Nana and Pas room, bursting through the door to 'get' them. We spent the day walking around Shenzhen - we finally found Nintendo DS games for sale - the first place we have found them in China. Of course, once we finally found one ...

Day in Yantian, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Day in Yantian

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi

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We went to Yantian District for the first time.  A friend of ours, Kane McDermont (he has told us that he shares his name with the main character in a romance novel)  was asked to get a task force together to uncover and document all of the bad ...

Pros and Cons, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Pros and Cons

A travel blog entry by lindseyandpaul

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Pros and Cons of having the first sleeper berths on an overnight bus from Yangshuo to Shenzhen: Pro: Extra leg room because there's no other beds in front to fit in so Paul’s extra long legs can fit. Con:  Can’t see the TV because it is ...

Still loving Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China travel blog

Still loving Shenzhen

A travel blog entry by mbryred

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... , than most of mainland China. That out of the way, we were back in the mainland a few hours later and off to the Shenzhen Technology Center for some electronics shopping. Bobby had bought a new laptop just before coming on this trip, but it had a ...

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