A walk in the park

Today I decided to visit a park in the next quarter. It is in Futian area and set on a hill with views of the city. I took the metro, which is very modern, frequent and cheap. Plus they had English where you needed it. It was raining, again, but only a little. It would…

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It is Sunday and my seminar week is over. I have decided to stay on a week in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. So this morning I could actually have a lie in, although ironically enough I woke naturally at 7am here. My jetlag is finally fading. But anyhow, I went back to sleep, and arose…

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Shenzhen day 5

In China they work a 6 day week. That could be one of the reasons they are so successful. So we went in to the office today for our final day. The morning was good, all about VAT. 😉 All in English though and actually quite interesting. The afternoon was less so. We were back…

Shenzhen day 2

It rained all day, monsoon like. We had another day of Chinese PowerPoint presentations. I switched hotels, and the new one is undescribably better. We had another super Chinese meal, with all nationalities and a bottle of Chinese red that was actually pretty good. Good night. I hear we have rain tomorrow. 😉

Day 1 Shenzhen

The temperature in my room last night was 13 degrees Celsius. I tried the air conditioning but that only reduced the temperature by another degree. I did not get much sleep. I was not the only one though. It turns out that none of the hotels possess heating, not even the Sheraton. We were all…

Getting to China

The plane left late at night, but it was already 6 in the morning at our destination. While we tried to sleep on the plane, people were going to work at our destination. When we were woken by the lights coming on in the plane, people were just going to work in Switzerland, but we…