My parents and I decided to visit the city of Shenzhen today. It took only 45 minutes on public train from Hong Kong’s Kowloon area.
Shenzhen was designated as China’s first Special Economic Zone in 1980. As such, the city is considerably developed, and teeming with people, especially during the holiday season!
So, the purpose of my Shenzhen trip was to shop, especially for bags. Sadly, as my mom described it, our hunting trip yielded little results. “The deers and the tigers have decided to hide,” she lamented.
On our return trip, we opted for first class compartment on the train. Ticket is slightly more expensive, but the guaranteed seats were worth it. After all, we had spent about 8 hours walking!