Someone asked me if it was possible to TWOV through Shenzhen Airport (SZX). I looked it up on TIMATIC which is the official IATA website that airline check-in personnel use to decide if someone has the right bits of paper to be allowed on their flight. There are many sorts of TWOV - you can stay in Beijing or Shanghai for six days without a visa, Guangzhou and bunch of other cities for three days. There is also…Continue
Added by Mike46 on October 26, 2018 at 12:51pm — No Comments
SHENZHEN has officially won the status of a National Forest City after meeting the 40 requirements for the title, according to a national seminar on the construction of China's forest cities held in the city yesterday.
A National Forest City refers to a city whose urban ecological system is mainly forests that meet the forest standards set by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration.
Who'd a thunk it?
Added by Mike46 on October 16, 2018 at 11:44am — No Comments
I took the train from Futian Station to West Kowloon and back yesterday, just to see what it was like and to stock up on Marks & Spencer’s pork pies for the holiday. It costs 68rmb each way and takes about 15 minutes in the train. The stations are big so there’s quite a lot of walking involved, getting to the station and within it. Both sets of Immigration are in West Kowloon station and I was through mostly quickly, but not any faster than at Luohu/Lo Wu - probably slower because of the…Continue
Added by Mike46 on September 28, 2018 at 10:34am — No Comments
Well we did it. Just me and the boy so virtually no Chinese ability, but armed with WeChat and DiDi, we toured China for 25 days using only trains for long-distance travel. So:
Shenzhen to Shanghai by sleeper train
Shanghai to Tai'an to see Taishan
Tai'an to Beijing for all sorts of things
Beijing to Zhengzhou for Yuntaishan and Songshan
Zhengzhou to Guiyang to Anshun for Huangguoshu
Anshun to Zunyi for the Meeting Place where Zhou and Mao took over…Continue
Added by Mike46 on September 20, 2018 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Caused by stress-related too.
Added by Maniac on September 19, 2018 at 12:14am — No Comments
Last month:from 12th,Aug. to 18th,Aug.
This month,I mean this month,from 1st.Sep. to 13rd.Sep.
Gosh,it never ever happened like this before.
My blood sugar and emotion changed quite a lot during these days.
Still,doctor told me not to be so much anxious.
But I can not make it.I can not stand.Everything drives me crazy.
Added by Maniac on September 14, 2018 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Why do people still check this website?
For me, I am working on a novella in which one of the characters uses online anonymity to cause damage to other people's lives. The subject interests me.
Also, I somewhat miss China.
If you are a foreigner and staying in someone's apartment in China, you are supposed to register with the police/PSB within 24 hours of your arrival. If you are a resident who has a friend staying you need to tell them this. My son arrived a month ago and I wanted to register him.
It's a pain going to the police station and going through this procedure so many avoid it and do not register. However, now the…Continue
In Shenzhen it's very unusual to have problems finding a taxi, but on our recent trip things were different. In Beijing you can stand waiting and watching those empty taxis zoom past because they're already answering a call. It was the same in Zhengzhou, Guiyang and a bunch of other cities.
So, if you're going to travel get DiDi on your phone, and if, like me, you can't read Chinese then get the English language version. Just search and find it. If you don't have a card linked…Continue
Added by Mike46 on August 21, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments
We're returning to Shenzhen today from our last stop at Zunyi, Guizhou. That's the site of the party meeting in 1935 where Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong took over the running of the PLA. It marks a major decline in Russian influence and is extremely important. It looks like this:
If you turn round…Continue
Added by Mike46 on August 13, 2018 at 6:58am — No Comments
So today I've been up Song Shan in Henan, being my fifth great mountain. I started on this in 2013 with Hua Shan in Shaanxi, which is still my favourite of the five. Later that year dropped by Heng Shan in Hunan on the way to Zhangjiajie. A gap then to 2016 with the Heng Shan in Shanxi. Then…Continue
Added by Mike46 on August 6, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Added by jenny lee on July 30, 2018 at 2:46pm — No Comments
One of the most famous SZStuff photos, with over 500 views and it used to have over fifty comments. Now it looks like I'm talking to myself.
A long-term friend was going to Beihai last weekend, so she went and had a look for it.…Continue
Hello travelers for SZS users out there
I have a good news for you~
Urumqi city(乌鲁木齐) which is located at the north western part of China called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region…Continue
Added by shenzhennewboy on June 5, 2018 at 10:43pm — No Comments
This is a Emergency notice for Metro commuters out there...
Metro line 1 section between Xinan station(新安站)~
Shenzhen university station(深大站) will…Continue
A unknown dog was found at C.G.M(chegongmiao)station last Friday(June 1st)around 6:30pm nearby the D1,D2 exit
according the metro station staff the dog came into the D1 exit and came down and lay down at the floor
but it was not a stranger dog nor a loner dog...becoz the fur were so…Continue
Added by shenzhennewboy on June 3, 2018 at 8:15pm — No Comments
By the second quarter of 2017 there were approximately 963 million monthly active WeChat users (source). Compare this to WhatsApp that is used in multiple countries that has 1.5 billion active monthly users (source).…
Hugely looking forward to my 6 month stay in SZ starting next week. All language help accepted - I can return the favour!! Info on things to do, places to go and things to see - greatly appreciated. Dragon boat festival !! Where is the best place to be?? I am a chocolate manufacturer - any interest??