Novotel Shenzhen Watergate
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... walked the streets. Came across the old Police Centre from 1881 in a lovely old building of three levels that has been renovated and turned into another high end shopping centre. It was calm compared to the other centres with a nice open courtyard in the front with fountain. From here we were constantly accosted as we walked along by men wanting to sell us copy watches, tailoring, handbags and who knows what else as it was rather difficult to understand what they were ...
... off Temple Street which didn't have any English speakers and very limited translation on the menu.
When in a foreign city like anywhere you can tell the best food places by the queues or popularity with local people. This was definitely a popular venue for locals, we were the only westerners and only couple. All other parties were at least 4/5 people so we really stood out. It was a large room with easily 100 people eating and talking so it was quite a ...
... culture, and no matter how many faults the U.S. has, it's something I've come to appreciate.
Moving on. Another reason I'm writing this is in response to an article by Mark Manson, a guy who I never heard of until I saw somebody on Facebook post one of his blog posts. The particular article is titled "10 Things Most Americans Don't Know About America", and you can find it here: http://markmanson.net/america. After reading it a few times, I realized that ...
... saw Norman Foster’s HSBC building and the Bank of Hong Kong
Building which was designed by the Architect of the Louvre in Paris (whose name escapes me just at the moment). Samsung, Panasonic, and lots of others all seem to have their own skyscrapers.
We arrived back on the ship in time for lunch and to capitalise on an empty launderette to deal with our increasing supply of unwashed clothes.
After dinner we went to see the show which tonight was a ...
... a ripe peach, but tasted similar to a mango, absolutely delicious, I am sure this won't be the last time we eat it, whatever it is called :) After the fruit we felt fortified enough to explore the rest of Kowloon Park. We got lost in the maze, dodged the sculptures along the sculpture walk, and admired the flamingos. We sat and watched the world go by next to a tranquil pool, listening to the birds. It is surprising how calm and tranquil this park ...