Art display on the way to baggage claim
Chinese New Year decorations in the airport
Although it's February in Shenzhen, the weather is warm and sunny, quite a contrast from Shanghai. People are out in the morning, exercising in the parks, just as they were in the Shanghai colder weather. Shenzhen has a subtropical climate and winter is very short and mild. However, on the other side, Shenzhen's location at the estuary of the Pearl River makes is susceptible to typhoons, generally between July and September.
Morning exercise groups in the park
Morning badminton in the park
New Year and holiday decorations
But, the plantings are definitely tropical and the tropical plants are alive and thriving down here (not like in Shanghai, where they were dying).
February flowers everywhere
Tropical plants are thriving
Rows of restaurants getting ready for the lunch crowd
I head back to the hotel and over the the Free Trade Area in Shekou (just up Nanhai Avenue from the Shekou Port and Ferry Terminal) where the medical and telecommunications companies with which I work are located. It's sometimes odd going there as there are very few foreigners in most of the areas where I wander, but the Shekou district has a large population of foreigners working there and out and about in the streets, shops, and restaurants. I take the Metro over to the Sea World Metro Station (45 minute ride, changing lines at the Window of the World Station, 4RMB or 61 cents).
Free Trade Zone
Lunch for three in Shekou