Day 1 consisted mostly out of traveling. We left from schiphol amsterdam airport at 6 pm Monday December 22nd and arrived on December 23rd at 6 pm in hongkong. We took the bus right away going to shenzhen. By the time we got to shenzhen with all our luggage etc it was 9 pm. But it was fun though. I’ll never forget the joy from the kids when we got out of shenzhen station Luohu and walked outside, the square lit up by commercial birds and them taking out their camera
s to take pictures. We proceeded to cantons junk food restaurant. It’s called Fairwood and they serve roasted pork, duck, chicken with noodles or rice and other dishes too. The roasted meat dishes are about 5€ a piece and they come with drinks included. Which is a glass of hot water and a soft drink. We walked to the hotel afterwards with our luggage. We have stayed here before. And the rooms we booked are great. Burt and I are staying in a deluxe suite, big bedroom and aliving room with diner table, couches 2 tv’ s etc.
The day started with my favorite breakfast place in the world. I love their tea. It’s sweet and sour pomelo tea. You get a huge American size cup like at mc Donald’s. At the bottom of it there are pieces of pomelo, a kind of citrus.
They have about 20 kind of buns. Bread with shredded chicken or beef, but also garlic bread, donuts, hotdogs crossiants. The princes are more than reasonable less than 1€ a bun. So we always buy a bunch and drinks.
After breakfast we left for Burt’s electronics Mekka. Over 10 malls with thousands of stores that sell anything on electronics. Parts and complete products. They also repair anything so this where we take our broken apple products for instance to have them repaired, new batteries, fix cracked screens etc. Shannon had her iPhone 4 revised, new volume and home button, repaired the screen and new batterie for less than 15€.
And then it was shopping time. Buying new cables, head phones etc. we had a great time. It was the first time we went there that the children new exactly what they wanted. They know what quality they like the kind of products, brands. Needless to say we had a great time.
Then we went to the center of the city, Dongmen. Huge shopping area too. Shannon and Burt did some shopping for glasses. I had my nails done. Gel polish and paid 10€ for that. Shannon went shopping and had so many great bargains , cardigans for less than 2€, that she was completely psyched. Had a hard time to pull her away from the stores.