Fly to Kyiv or Shenzhen?

SHENZHEN, CHINA – ULTRA MODERN CITY

 

Preamble:

The city of incredible growth and infrastructure, it is said that the Chinese government’s goals on this development of Shenzhen were to overshadow the Hong Kong ”STATUS” of being the ”Hub of Asia” it is also a rumored that a greater plan is afoot to outshine Hong Kong and its semi-autonomous position.

During my 9 + years of living in China, working and setting up a business I have seen incredible changes in Beijing, shanghai, but not so much as Shenzhen City in Guangdong province!

 


 

Fly to Kyiv or Shenzhen?

Fly to Kyiv or Shenzhen?

 

This once wet farmland has grown in stature and recognition in just over 35 years.

 

Buildings and edifices breaking out everywhere and completed in a miraculous development time period

 


The Metro

Fly to Kyiv or Shenzhen?

Fly to Kyiv or Shenzhen?The Metro

There are 13 lines, they encompasses the city and like fingers of a tree spread fruitfully in all directions and to the suburbs efficiently.

Quickly and with style and cleanliness. These ultra-modern towers standing over 40 floors for residential and 50 floors for business buildings is staggering!

 

CITY THAT NEVER STOPS

24 hrs development around the clock 7 days per week is out of this world. You can see workers upon the apex of the building working in pitch dark and only spotlights to guide them.

The attractions for foreigners in business, backpackers, casual travelers, and holiday visitors are increasing by the thousands annually, being 40 mins throw from Hong Kong acts as a perfect spring board to traveling and curiosity from all over the Globe.

Work possibilities with skilled individuals is attractive to Chinese business and new business starters, Shenzhen is the home of electronics hardware devices and furniture reproduction


Lifestyle

full-on with more clubs, restaurants, and bars you can shake a stick at and all night too! The added benefits of choosing to live in the city limits or indeed the suburbs is just as easy with the metro system, buses and taxis.

The more significant aspect of this is the costs of living in an apartment, the outer limits are less refined but better rental costs, and then inner city is better equipped newer and more ”Foreigner intended”

life in Shenzhen?

life in Shenzhen?

 

Interesting places cultural, socially and children drove and provided evenly, seasides and promenade is great on weekends and holidays.

 

Parks and areas for kites flying, Latin dancing outdoors, skateboarding and libraries are plentiful

 


Living in Shenzhen

City of shenzhen

City of Shenzhen

Can be fast paced and business orientated during the day but just as full-on also in the evenings relaxing and entertaining.

 

If you wish it may be gentle depends on your game and your needs it is a place to experience as a traveler in Asia .

Welcome to Shenzhen!

News UPDATE! 2019

You can now fly to Shenzhen directly from LHR to SHENZHEN [stop BEIJING] so unless you want the scenic route through HONG KONG this is another way with fewer worries?

 

 

 


 

Fly to Kyiv or Shenzhen?

UKRAINE KYIV-     HISTORICAL CITY IN EASTERN EUROPE

My visit to Ukraine Kyiv, one of inspiration, history, rawness, and strong religious drive, I was there on Two separate occasions and spending 3 months then 2 months.

Each was very different as the weather created very different moods and social situations, in the winter I traveled with my girlfriend saw then motherland huge statue, Golden gate Tourist attraction’

St Josephine church, then Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery or monks tombs walked along the Dnieper River!

 

National opera house KYIV, UKRAINE

National opera house KYIV, UKRAINE

Watch an opera in the National opera theater.

Kyiv is and was an enormous surprise for me from the point of view I had some apprehension of what to expect

The Russian style buildings and boring Grey sad long faces with bad attitudes, well I was wrong sometimes and it was good to see better things in fact.

 

Motherland STATUE KYIV

Motherland STATUE KYIV

Motherland Statue

Coffee shops and stalls riddled the pavements CAVA coffee I recalled, McDonald foods tasted better and more varied to what I was used to elsewhere. The selected local food shops we tried were good quality and well presented,

 

clubs and entertainment were full-on from late to mornings and plenty of choices, some aimed to the richer segment of society and foreign trade, Men’s clubs and similarly placed in strategic locations around the city

English is not a 2nd language, only in hotels and some restaurants when I traveled by myself.

 

Saint Andrews church KYIV, UKRAINE

Saint Andrews church KYIV, UKRAINE

Kyiv is a beautiful place in the spring and summer, known as the greenest city in Europe it surely looks good with high buildings and steeples from churches soaking up the sun resplendent to see.

If you are into ceremonies and churches or monasteries, this is the place to visit it will awe you with variety and history

 

Excursion

My first excursion into the city by metro was one of doubt I never let that impede traveling, the complicated routes of walkways underground is not for the faint-hearted. Trains are old Russian built and very robust which worked efficiently.

I recall a funny experience where; the door closing mechanism worked as in the old movies where someone in the driver’s cabin pulls a long metal lever to make all doors slam together, that’s what it was like! So if you were unfortunate being trapped between these doors it could be painful and awkward.

 

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery or monks tombs

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery or monks tombs

Christmas and new year!

Celebrations were jovial and vibrant and in good spirits with everyone singing and hugging and special shows in the center of the city followed by the firework display.

 

many eastern men were standing with flowers attempting to attract women openly in the streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyiv Percheska Larva Monastery

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Monastery or monks tombs

Prices are cheap to rent apartments while traveling and then the currency is a good exchange rate to Euro-Pound or Dollar

 

I enjoyed Kyiv it differs significantly from Cities of Europe

 

I hope this post has a particular cultural interest and it can energize you to go see China and Ukraine Kyiv, Lviv or Odesa.

 

just for the sheer experiences and cultural infusion.
it is worth Effort and respectable costs.

 

 

 


 

Conclusion

These two very different cultures and mind sets are contrasting, yet the family values have some intrinsic measurable parallels looking after family mum father are ingrained in the system. The union of home grown family values co-exist in many ways.

Compelling Country and historical differences are as obvious as Chalk and Cheese, UKRAINE KYIV~ OLD CHINA SHENZHEN~ NEW

The traditional and modern growing mix cities of china for Eastern Russian styled buildings and religiously steeped tradition of Ukraine, Kyiv with elegant Beautiful women

Both are rich in their own ways, it depends on your particular interests and passion

 

All  comments are welcomed on the short form below

 

Chris

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  • Wow these places both sound so beautiful to visit and I appreciate you detailing places to go that may not be costly. I spent 3 1/2 years in Japan in the Navy and the culture and sites there are gorgeous; but some places can be very pricey and others not as much, so it’s definitely good to know if you are traveling on a budget or if you have money to spend on luxury. Both sides of the coin find it nice to know “the best places.” The opera house in Kiev is stunning! I definitely visit the CAVA coffee shop, as I love coffee and love trying coffees from different places around the world. Look forward to reading your other tourist suggestions; Asia is a BIG place!

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