This week I spent the week in Shenzhen China (Just over the border with Hong Kong) with my hubby who had to be there for a conference. We stayed at the Westin Hotel which was a fabulous hotel. The food, service, staff and the room was fantastic. It was great meeting some of the people my husband works with.
During the day I found there is not really much in Shenzhen other than amusement parks (I'm too old) and shopping. For those that know me you will know that I am probably the world's worst shopper. (other than fabric shops) One of the days I took the Metro to Luo Hu. The metro is great and runs very similar to Singapore. I went to a place which sells knock off handbags/purses and electronics. It was NOT fun! How all that pushy, in your face, follow you everywhere tactic is supposed to entice you to buy anything is completely beyond me. I lasted only 5 minutes before running to the nearest exit and telling the guy following me to get lost!
I took a few moments to compose myself and take a deep breath then went in again (on a different floor). Hmm not much better although I did manage to buy myself a new purse before exiting and seeking solace in the local Mcdonalds! Second visit lasted 15 minutes. Aaargh I dislike shopping!
The last day I went to check out a local market street (on advice from the chef at the hotel) and could walk around freely and unaccosted and managed to take some photos.