I spent the day in Shenzhen, China’s first and most successful Special Economic Zone. It’s one of the fastest growing cities in the world with about 15 million people, mostly young, migrant workers from all over the country who come to find work in factories. This is a typical picture of what the city looks like. Ha just kidding. I did see some factories out the window on my train ride and had planned to go find some more to take pictures of while I was there, but I ended up just visiting Window of the World instead. I actually had a great time at this theme park – they have over 130 reproductions of some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world. It was tacky and stereotypical, but it was very fun to run around and find the different monuments and watch what the other people were doing. The pyramids came complete with a camel. You could get your picture taken with it while wearing a “traditional” Egyptian costume. Shenzhen also has the easiest border crossing into Hong Kong which I went to that night.

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