Greetings from Shenzhen

Babo made it over the border and spent a day in Shenzhen.


It’s another interesting place. 29 years ago it was a fishing village and now it has a population of about 14 million and is the major financial centre of Southern China – lots of modern buildings here including the Spring Cocoon where Babo is – it’s a sports centre and the University Games were held here in 2011.


Once again Babo is impressed with how clean the streets are.


But his favourite thing to do is look at the buses. All the buses in Hong Kong and China are pretty double deckers.



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9 Responses to Greetings from Shenzhen

  1. Lauri says:

    What a fantastic building!
    It’s nice to know the streets are clean! It looks lovely!

  2. Lurkertype says:

    My brother had a friend who lived there and I used to read his blog. It was crazy there, esp. with the fast growth.

    Apparently in the non-tourist areas, it’s filthy. I used to shudder at his descriptions.

    He worked for a newspaper, so obviously his ideas about what could and couldn’t be printed rather differed from their assigned minder’s idea. They still haven’t got that whole “free press” idea.

    • Jane says:

      Lived in China or in Shenzhen in particular? It has a bit more freedom than other areas as it was the first place set up as a Special Economic Zone and a lot of experimentation with reform goes on there. Our guide was surprisingly open about their lack of freedom, years ago she probably wouldn’t have been able to be. She had a good sense of humour about what must be a difficult situation to live in.

  3. homebody says:

    SB98122 is envious of the bus-spotting opportunities!

  4. M-----l says:

    The building in the second picture looks like a close-up of the foil head on my Braun 6520 shaver.

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