Shenzhen Airlines Hotel
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Shenzhen - We get ripped off right out of the gate, taking an unmarked cab to our hotel, a mere 8 minute drive away by paying 300 RMB for a ride that shouldv'e cost around 30 yuan. Settle into our hotel and get a good chuckle out of the materials provided (for a minimal cost, of course) for his/her pleasure & safety alongside the free …
... or to expand their horizons by staying in resorts and talking to locals in English.
Another point, which just applies to China: The U.S., not just economically, but culturally as well, is the center of attention.
You can not go a day without seeing an American flag on some piece of clothing. "Well, John, that's because the U.S. is culturally imperialistic." Yes, because we invaded China throwing clothes at them, forcing them to put pants on ...
... is great there? A good example of bizarre self-promotion was to be seen in every bar we visited. Sitting behind each bar was a lonely bottle of Johnnie Walker blue label in pristine condition. Johnnie had no friends with him but there he sat. He looked at every foreigner who entered the bar and said North Koreans are so successful that every drinking venue must stock a bottle of four hundred dollar whiskey. I've since read that Kim Jong-Un is ...
... and Mariano made a delicious drink at Christmas with Aperol so I was expecting something like that. Oh well, ordered a Cosmo instead and all was good with the world. Jeff drank mine as well so didn't go to waste. Both had busy days working on Tuesday. I headed off to meet my new importers. Coffee first up, good to know they have they priorities right, before we headed out to make some calls. Lunch was at Zuma which is owned by same ...
... walled city.
Right across the street from the park is another relic of this era-the checkerboard hill. One of the more extreme features of the Walled City was that planes landing at Kai Tak had to fly over the city at only a few hundred feet while making the airport's infamous checkerboard turn. Basically, a mountain called Lion's Rock prevented a strait ahead approach to runway 13. Instead, planes flew between Central and Kowloon ...
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