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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

It’s about a third cheaper to fly to Shenzhen and walk across the border than to fly direct to Hong Kong, so that’s what we did.

We arrived very late on July 2 (actually the morning of July 3), and stayed at the Queen’s Spa, a Chinese version of a Japanese onsen. For about USD $20, you get access to the various pools, free fruit and frozen yogurt, recliners with individual TV’s, and a place to bunk for the night. Most of the movies playing on TV haven’t been released yet.

There must be a fair amount of crime in Shenzhen because all the doors and windows up to the fourth floor are covered with metal grills.

We had lunch at a place across the street from the spa — it had a different loss leader every day: one dish that only cost one yuan (about 17 cents).