Mary Pal Designs

So what's new in Shenzhen?

Lots is new to me. That is the best part of international travel - exploring a culture so very different from what we are accustomed to: tasting exotic new foods, seeing new ways of doing things, experiencing life through the uncomfortable perspective of the language barrier. But I won't make you wade through long paragraphs of my observations ... I'll use photos with short captions to let you see it for yourself.

I don't mind the step.  I just mind that clearly these were designed by men - efficient, yes, better water conservation, yes, but I am spoiled by North American standards.  However, when in Rome ....

I don't mind the step.  I just mind that clearly these were designed by men - efficient, yes, better water conservation, yes, but I am spoiled by North American standards.  However, when in Rome ....

Gan bei! means Empty your glass!

Gan bei! means Empty your glass!

No idea.  But it was delicious.  :)

No idea.  But it was delicious.  :)

 
Found two of these in my closet. Glad I didn't need to use it, but isn't that a great idea, so you don't succumb to noxious gases? 

Found two of these in my closet. Glad I didn't need to use it, but isn't that a great idea, so you don't succumb to noxious gases? 

Be adventurous when offered new foods ... like duck tongue.

Be adventurous when offered new foods ... like duck tongue.

Again, no idea, but I loved the cucumber garnish with the rose.

Again, no idea, but I loved the cucumber garnish with the rose.