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Guide to the parks in SZ

Shenzhen is a city of parks, in fact there are so many it can be hard to know which one…

Hiking in Shenzhen

Let’s go hiking! Hiking, an activity that popular the world over.  Especially here in China. Shenzhen has several hiking options…

Starling 80’s Diner serving up USA classics in Futian and Shekou

Starling is an 80’s themed diner with arcade machines, retro seating, old style robots, jukebox and all kind of razzle…

Penny Black Jazz Bar in Shenzhen OCT LOFT

Jazz bar at OCT Loft, recently renovated and much bigger and improved.  I love the outdoor seating on the terrace…

Jungle Nat rooftop coffeeshop and bar gives good views of Shenzhen

Very very popular spot and with good reason, this offers a fantastic cityscape view at reasonable cost.  And instead of…

Bionic Beer craft beer in Shenzhen

Bionic Beer is a long established and popular craft beer bar in the charming Nantou Ancient Town. After a few…

Phoenix Mountain in Bao’an Shenzhen

Phoenix Mountain or Fenghuangshan is a very popular hiking spot in Bao’an district.  The main attraction here is the temple…

Wutong and Yantian wetland park in Shenzhen

Yantian district has been a go to place for sea and sand, but now there is another reason to go. …

Red Ribbon Bridge in Shenzhen

One of the great things about Shenzhen is that there are always new places opening up and new places to…