Hongkong ---> Shenzhen: welcome in China

Shenzhen Travel Blog

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dumpling breakfast at hostel!
We left the crappy Chungking Mansion in HK and left for real China - mainland - Shenzhen. Again a tip for saving money - if u have a daypass for HK and u r leaving for Shenzhen get off the MTR - east line at the second last station and bye the one way ticket for the one left station, instead of buying it for the whole trip from Kowloon. U better use those few bucks for food or whatever;)
So we arrived in China after filling again the stupid flu-forms and arrival cards and everything. Once we crossed the border we couldnt get the money from the cash mashines at the chinese stupid HSBC bank. Lucky we, we had some us$ so we just exchanged it. Then we took the metro to the hostel, which was very good, clean and in maybe one of the nicest borrough in Shenzhen - full of green, clean and silent.
In the afternoon we rode metro to city and had a long walk there, ate good at some street food places and were really happy to get finally to China. We noticed that in Shenzhen there are no  old ppl, just very young persons everywhere. We saw litteraly 3 older persons in almost 3 days. But it's because SZH is young modern city, so they need fresh 'work-power'.
So that was our first day in China. Tomorrow off we go for 1-day-trip to Guangzhou.
jegs76 says:
I dont remember now exact amount of money yu need to pay, but i know that it was cheaper to go with the day pass to Shueng Shui then get off the station, and buy a simple ride ticket to Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau.
As for credit cards: not all of them can be used in every ATM - so it's good to have at least for the metro ride in Shen Zhen some cash. Then yu might find an ATM that takes yur card, but in overall, to pay for stuff cash is much better.
Posted on: Aug 29, 2010
jenn79 says:
YUMM!! =) i had to fill out flu forms into turkey too!!
Posted on: Jun 07, 2009
Lilliana77 says:
Maybe you should move Shenzhen lol
Posted on: Jun 06, 2009
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dumpling breakfast at hostel!
dumpling breakfast at hostel!
wonton breakfast
wonton breakfast
Shenzhen downtown
Shenzhen downtown
downtown again
downtown again
Good bye Hongkkong! were leaving …
Good bye Hongkkong! we're leaving…
at the hostel
at the hostel
in supermarket
in supermarket
Shenzhen downtown
Shenzhen downtown
first chinese beer
first chinese beer
Shenzhen street life
Shenzhen street life
some monument
some monument
Shenzhen Hostels review
Green city - cool
It's a very good hostel, clean and in a silent neighbourhood (also very green place there, and the supermarket is at the corner - only 30 meters from … read entire review
Shenzhen
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