Have you ever been to China? Today’s guest writer is a young lady who spent most of her summer there. This young lady is an accomplished musician and a senior at the University of Texas studying economics. She is also the Team Leader for Incoming Global Talent for the Austin chapter of AIESEC. After graduation this young lady is considering pursuing a law degree. In an effort to feed her desire to experience the world and to determine if she would enjoy a law firm environment, she spent ten weeks working as an intern through UT at a law firm in Shenzhen, China. This young lady is my daughter, and today she is going to take us on a brief photo essay of her Shenzhen.
It constantly surprises me when I have to explain where Shenzhen, China is located. As the 13th largest city in the world (well ahead of NYC and London) and the 4th largest in China, Shenzhen is a huge economic hub with an incredibly diverse population of people.
From skyline views to picturesque scenes of the South Chinese coast, Shenzhen offers a diversity of experiences to compliment the diversity of people. Below are just a few pictures to sum up my 10 weeks in Shenzhen. Click on each photo to see caption details.
Shenzhen is right across the Chinese border from Hong Kong, and the bay offers views to the massive neighboring city.
Small alleyways such as this one were my favorite part of being in China; there are so many stories packed into one small space.
Cafes are a big thing in China, due to smaller living quarters in a big city most people spend their time socializing at cafes like this one.
Despite the fact that Shenzhen itself is a very new city, you don’t have to go far to be immersed in China’s long and incredible history
The haggle markets are some of the most eccentric and colorful places in the city.
Sometimes it seems like every corner of China has something interesting to see, whether it be art in the subway terminal or small alleys with restaurants and shops tucked away from the main streets.
There is a strong after work culture in China, everywhere you look you’ll find businessmen in groups, drinking and chatting after a stressful day.
Overtime work in China is no joke, regardless of profession.
Street food is a must-do in China, and the vendors are always so willing to strike up a convo!
There are hundreds of pedestrian footbridges all over the city. Aside from practical use, they offer great views!