Shenzhen - Enter China, Travel to Fengshun Hotel

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Driver Yong repairs van - bravo!

 

GUANGDONG

 

Guangdong province is located on the subtropical south coast of the People's Republic of China. Guangdong has over 86 million people who speak their own distinct dialect. It is the size of Kansas; yet, it has about 30 times as many people.

 

Because of its closeness to the ocean, Guangdong is the ancestral home to large numbers of overseas Chinese. For example, most of the railroad laborers in the Western United States in the 19th century came from the province.

 

After the communist takeover in 1949 until 1978, Guangdong was considered an economic backwater. Deng Xiaoping’s open door policy reforms radically changed the province’s economy. It has been able to take advantage of its access to the ocean, its closeness to Hong Kong and its links to overseas Chinese. Guangdong now has three of China’s four Special Economic Zones (SEZs): Shenzhan and Zhuhai (both near Hong Kong), as well as Shantou (eastern Guangdong). 

 

OUR ADVENTURE

 

We entered mainland China at Shenzhen. Our chartered bus broke down, but we were able to get on the road again in three hours. We grabbed a bite at the local Pizza Hut where we met Judy, a new Christian excited about serving the Lord. Thankfully, we arrived at our Fengshun hotel in time to catch a few hours of sleep.

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Driver Yong repairs van - bravo!
Driver Yong repairs van - bravo!
Shenzhen outside border crossing
Shenzhen outside border crossing
Load luggage for trip to Fengshun
Load luggage for trip to Fengshun
Enjoy view of southern Guangdong
Enjoy view of southern Guangdong
UH OH - our bus breaks down
UH OH - our bus breaks down
Deb and Sandy gab to pass the time
Deb and Sandy gab to pass the time
Yong works on the inside...
Yong works on the inside...
While two others work underneath
While two others work underneath
Local man creates needed part
Local man creates needed part
Mike jokes with 2 Taoist monks
Mike jokes with 2 Taoist monks
After three hours, PROBLEM SOLVED
After three hours, PROBLEM SOLVED
Our gang heads to locasl Pizxza Hut
Our gang heads to locasl Pizxza Hut
We meet Judy, a committed Christian
We meet Judy, a committed Christian
Ladies pose with our new friend
Ladies pose with our new friend
Shenzhen
photo by: darlingwish