Tuesday 22 September 2015

My first Few Days In China

My First Few Days In China 

 After recently graduating from university In Cardiff,  I've finally started my next big journey in Zhuhai, China! After recently arriving from a small town (Tamworth) in a relatively small country (geographically), to huge, busy and vibrant country my expectations of being culturally and academically immersed  have not been disappointed. 

This is what motivated me to come here, and to work for The ODM Group to improve and expand upon what I have previously learnt about cultures and business practices. The beginnings of what will one day hopefully set me on a path to a successful career.

Starting my journey off in Hong Kong my initial impressions of China was of a dense, exciting, Multicultural place with massive skyscrapers the like of which I've never seen before. 

After spending one night in Hong Kong I travelled next to Macau a similar place due to its high western influence but a big twist of being very much casino and gambling orientated city that definitely deserved the title of 'eastern Las vegas'. 

Finally it was off to Zhuhai, where I will be living for the next 2 months. When I arrived I found a city with big open green spaces and pleasant beaches contrasting to the claustrophobic manic streets of Hong Kong and Macau. What I wasn't expecting was the vast difference between the post-colonial settlements of Hong Kong and Macau and mainland China . Everything from the food, landscapes, mannerisms and the lack of english speakers all overwhelmed me at first! But now I have managed to take control of the situation and I'm ready to go head first into the remainder of my time China and I can honestly said I'm filled with immense excitement of whats to come.  

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