From what little there is Shekou seems to be the place most similar to northern Taipei, but transit is an issue.
Futian supposedly is No 2, anyone lived there?
Elegua wrote:Think of it as the modern day Babylon, Sodom and Gomorra all wrapped into one.
I watched your Dong Men part 1 video and it was very interesting. Dong Men looks very new and modern. Most of what I've seen and heard about China has been regarding Guangdong and how dirty and polluted it is, so it was nice to see something different. I have a few questions if you don't mind.SerpentChina wrote:A year or two ago me and a couple of friends put together a few videos as a fun project of our exploring some parts of Shenzhen, please follow this link and post your legitimate comments on what you think it's like (as bad as you thought? Better?)
SerpentChina wrote:Elegua wrote:Think of it as the modern day Babylon, Sodom and Gomorra all wrapped into one.
Listen, I have to speak up here, I've been through Taipei on a scooter (a few times) and as far as environment is concerned it's far worse than Shenzhen, it's older, dirtier, the air quality is rubbish and the traffic is bad (I love Taipei BTW, but I have to be honest).
Shenzhen really isn't a bad place, it doesn't have the Japanese influence that Taipei does (as in the cool food and stores etc), but it's still a great place. I've been living in Shenzhen for four years, and I enjoy exploring dodgey little shit urban villages at night and sitting at the side of the road BBQ's drinking a beer with the locals, I ran out of money when I first got here and spent 2 months living in 沙嘴 (which was at the time the red-light slum of Shenzhen, actually I guess it still is along with 下沙), I can tell you that there is nothing to worry about from a crime point of view if you're a foreigner, as long as you don't involve yourself in drugs or prostitution or that sort of thing you should be 100% okay.
I've now been living in Futian for 3 years near to 华强北 (Hua qiang bei) the electronics district, and it's convenient, clean, quiet, modern and safe.
I'm just astounded at how biased people are against the mainland, politics aside Shenzhen is a great place to live with Bar streets, German micro-breweries, live music, trendy night-clubs (don't forget this is Hong Kong's Playground) and just about anything you could ever need (except cheese)!
Freakin' Amazing wrote:Hmmm... I was atleast hoping to only have to lower my standards to Taizhong.... Maybe I will have to put "black A6 + driver included" into the contract.
How's it compare to outskirts Beijing? Like 3rd, 4th ring road type area?
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