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{ Monthly Archives } February 2009

The Rest of the Trip

So we didn’t update the blog since Shenzhen. Sorry. Long story short: from Shenzhen we went to Guilin then Kunming then Chengdu (yes, we went to see the pandas) 19 days. 9 cities. Planes, trains, and automobiles. A long haul, but much fun was had by all.

The South

We took an overnight train from Hangzhou to Shenzhen, arriving on the 30th. Shenzhen is a unique town. Like Zhangjiagang, it was one of China’s Special Economic Zones, established in 1979. Since then it’s grown by leaps and bounds, becoming the single richest city (in terms of GDP per capita) in China. As such, it’s […]