Shenzhen 2013: Pearl and Silk Factory/ Window of the World

APRIL 25

Good morning Shenzhen!

Shenzhen kinda looks like Makati except with Chinese characters all over the place :)) 

We also had a Shezhen city tour. Our first stop, we went to a pearl and silk factory. It wasn’t really a factory though but more of like a store but they show you some silk worms on display and talk about it a little bit. I bought Lychee tea (tastes nice btw) for my dad and a silk scarf for my mom as pasalubong. 


Then before we went to the Window of the World, we had lunch! Yum yum, pambawi sa breakfast haha!  


 

Louvre Pyramid

Window of the World is a theme park wherein different miniature of famous tourists spots around the whole world can be seen. Around the world in 3 hours ang peg! :)) Sorry if the captions are not very detailed. Since the “tourist spots” were too many I forgot some of their names!

Lion statues  

Against the Egyptian wall 

Acting Chinese  

Rawr

Eiffel Tower @ Paris France (chos!) 

One Pillar Pagoda @ Vietnam

Singapore Merlion 

Green everywhere

In front of a giant kettle 

Stonehenge 

Palace of Versailles France

Even the garden was copied haha! LESSON 18: Try to read the info or discover the background stories of the places that you are currently visiting (in our case reading the info beside each famous place). Additional and interesting information wouldn’t hurt. Plus you’ll be a bit more cultured hihihi. 

The pretty garden plus the Arc de Triomphe

St. Peter’s Basilica Vatican 

Sorry I forgot this place (somewhere in Europe) 

A castle in Europe 

Holland

Mont Saint-Michel

Ice cream break

We tried their Magnum ice cream!

Kiss for the ape 

Animals in Africa 

Mount Rushmore 

Statue of Liberty

So that concludes our April escapade! Our flight was at 2 am the next day (April 26). We were so tired but felt fulfilled! And though I have only listed 18 lessons, we’ve definitely learned a lot and hopefully matured even a little tiny bit (and hopefully became more cultured haha!). Quoting Sara Bareilles in her song with The Good Husbands, “there’s still so many things I haven’t done yet, still many sunsets I haven’t seen”. Here’s to more adventures TFG friends mwahhh :*

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins

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  1. Pingback: Window to the Wonders of the World | weekenders & drive-bys

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