DAY 13: HONEY THEY SHRUNK THE WORLD
This is the last day to do any of the final things we didn’t get to do on our whole trip to China, so naturally we decided to go to the Window to the World. Where all of the worlds most beautiful land marks and attractions have been shrunk to fit into an amusement park. After asking some locals the purpose of this mini-me world the answer was quite logical. Shenzhen, the city we are staying and where the Window to the World was built, is a very young city. Construction on the city began only thirty years ago so unlike most of China this area does not have any landmarks to call its own and on to of that the people of Shenzhen rarely get the chance to leave the city and travel the world. This is the perfect solution, the Window to the World not only Brings in tourists for around China but also allows locals to see some of the wonders of the world they would have never previously been able to see, who needs a passport when you can see the best of the entire world in ONE day??!? (I do)
By the time we got through Paris, Rome, Egypt and Mexico I was a sweaty mess but for some reason people still wanted to take pictures with me. I think they thought we were hired attractions from the United States, I thought about charging.
After a cold shower and a nap it was time for the model contest back at the fancy international hotel. Once again we got VIP tickets but I swear some of the NSVIP (Not So Very Important People) had a better view than me. The contest was true extravagance at its greatest, the models walked the runway, danced, played the drums and even twirled ribbons in the air, talents any prospective model should take note of. Once the winner was announced it was time to celebrate!
Joe and his friends took Leah and I out to what they called a “Noisy” bar. It was basically a nightclub but better. Not only did they have a great mix of western pop, rock and roll and a live karaoke performance every ten minuets but EVERY light in the whole bar was set to the beat. It kind of felt like a Ruby Tuesdays on crack but it was great fun!
After a few drinks and learning a new dice game to take back to Brooklyn it was time to catch a cab to the hotel to pack and get a couple of hours of sleep.