Shopping till Midnight
Dong Men Shopping District is not a department store, its an open air shopping area that is interconnected,
with hundred plus shops. A shopping heaven, and its lively at night..
Along the shops are small parks with benches, and a lot of food stalls, good place to sit once you are tired from shopping.
The place is really for people that love to bargain, always ask immediately for 50% off from its original price.. Bags (from handbags to luggages), Fashion Accessories, Shoes, Toys, Men & Women Clothings...
Most people buy there designer fakes, (from LV to Prada), and those fakes got different grade, that once
the grade of the fake is high, its almost as good as the original, pretty hard to know which is the orig.
Watches, all types of designer watch including latest models.. all of it are replicas only..
I love bags, but Im not into designers, unless its original, and Shenzhen do got a lot of it too, pretty unique designs, that you could only find in one shop only, I bought 6 bags :-) Sky is the limit.. Shop keepers accept only RMB or HK dollar.. but a lot of them accepts RMB only..
For ladies bags (not designer replica) it range from 25-35 HK dollar..
Crossing at Huanggang Border
Most tourists and business travellers from Hong Kong Airport will cross to Shenzen at the Huanggang border which is much closer than Lowu crossing. You do not have to pass through downtown Hong Kong of Kowloon.
Instead you will pass two beautiful bridges on the way to Huanggang.
Most travellers use hired cars or the bus shuttles from the airport their different destinations in Shenzen or other towns in Guangdong province. You need to carry your luggage across the border point which is a burden.
Walk around in Shajin Town and experience China
We walked around in the industrial area of Shajin Town in Baoan in Shenzhen. You see that life happens mostly on the streets.
Here you see the workers during their lunch break. Just before the lunch break they build up the "restaurant" and always there are lot's of people eating there.
Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China
Shenzhen, located at the border with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a center of foreign investment and since the late 1970s has been one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The one-time fishing village, singled out by late Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping, is the first of the Special Economic Zones in China. It grew overnight from nothing to metropolis and remains the symbol of the reform and opening policy initiated by Deng Xiaoping.
mt. wutong adventure
"mountain climbing on a sunday"
october 24, 2004, sunday. my first mountain climbing experience in china. the first one was in hong kong's sai kung country park. i was thinking it would be fun and allow me to commune with nature. i also thought thats what i needed to chase away the bouts of depression ive been having lately.
"there's a race"
at the beginning of the trail, we found streamers and groups of ppl gathered around. there's a race going on and we were told to walk along the trail in single file to give way to the competitors. kinda annoying, youre trying to enjoy the scenery but ppl rush and brush u aside.
"build bridges instead of walls..."
after about 30 minutes, we cross a bridge. the others get crazy and rocked the bridge, making two women annoyed.
"rocky river trail"
at first it was fun. i thought we were just gonna cross the rocky river onto a land trail but nooooooooo. we took the rocky river trail almost all the way to the top.
"move along now"
nobody ever said we're gonna have a difficult trek. at one point i complained to our chinese friends who invited us, "this is your idea of fun?"
"catching our breath"
we stop for a while to rest. it's been an hour or more up the slippery and treacherous rocky river trail.
as we continued on the trail, the rocks get bigger and steeper and more slippery. i really felt my life was threatened one point where i had to climb a rock that was i think twice taller than me. i was halfway when my other foot started to slip i grabed on at the top edge of the rock with dear life. good thing i was pulled up by friends and another one was right below me. the water's not deep but would be a terrible fall nonetheless.
the sight of beautiful pools of water along the rocky river trail was my reward. unfortunately, the camera broke before we even reached the half of our trek. so we didnt have photos of the trail going down the mountain and the hong fa temple.
we will return. even if it costs me another week of sore leg and thigh muscles.