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For example he states that he liked to travel to the more modern Guangzhou to get ...
on 12 August 2017
An entertaining read, but it should be made clear that the experience Guy Delisle had in Shenzhen is back in the early 1997 when Shenzhen was a very VERY different place i.e. more backwards. For example he states that he liked to travel to the more modern Guangzhou to get away from Shenzhen (it is a great place), well Shenzen is most definitely on par if not better with Guangzhou these days. In 2017 the city has been bulldozed and transformed into a vast modern metropolis. A quick google by anyone today will verify this. Guy is pretty bang on with the cultural side of things though! Very funny stuff.
So in summary, greatly outdated in terms of location experience but still pretty accurate in terms of cultural experience