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    Stores are starting to track your every move | CNBC Reports
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    Stores are starting to track your every move | CNBC Reports

    December 24, 2019

    Say you’re shopping in this
    Armani store in Hong Kong. Then your friend calls. You answer
    the phone and leave the store. For Armani, you’re a lost customer. But then the next day you’re sitting
    at work, looking at your phone, and you get an Armani ad reminding
    you of your visit from yesterday. Wait, what happened here? But I didn’t give any information. I didn’t register
    my name. I didn’t register for an app. If you have a smartphone,
    your phone is constantly sending and collecting different
    signals, from GPS, wifi and so on. So we use those signals to
    understand your location. That’s Miron Mironiuk. He started a company called Cosmose,
    which tracks shoppers offline and helps stores market
    to them online. We don’t need you to install an app. We don’t
    need you to connect to wifi or bluetooth. Cosmose is in more than 100,000 stores, in
    which it can track location-based activity 24/7. And it’s tracked more than
    one billion smartphones. It’s so precise, it can narrow down where
    you stood in a store to about a six-foot radius. We can tell that someone was trying the
    makeup, someone was trying the fragrance. And six feet is really
    just a few steps. Yes, maybe just like two steps. Cosmose doesn’t actually
    install anything in the store. But they do need to physically visit, so they can map the
    space and understand the wifi signals in different areas. Cosmose is able to know your movements
    because it buys the data from the apps that you’ve already given permission
    to to know your location. And it’s not hard. 400,000 apps are sharing
    data with Cosmose, on average seven apps have permission for
    location-tracking on a typical smartphone in China. So a store can now track a phone that was in the
    fitting room but never made it to the cash register. Then using anonymous IDs based
    on your previous locations, ads are purchased on the likes of
    Facebook, Google and WeChat. And that’s how you get
    those targeted ads. The ad on your phone could prompt you
    to buy online or go back to the store. Your technology can also track if I stood here
    and then went across the mall to your competitor. Exactly, exactly. If I’m a user, I come to a luxury store like
    this and then go to McDonald’s for lunch, what does your data make of that? We probably think that you
    are just window shopping, maybe you will go online and try to
    get the same luxury clothes cheaper. Cosmose is active in China,
    Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Their clients include Burberry,
    L’Oreal and Budweiser, and Miron says many of his clients
    want to expand into the U.S. next. Lubomira Rochet is the Chief Digital
    Officer for L’Oreal and based in Paris. The story goes, you visited a store,
    one of our stores for example, and then you will receive like the day after
    in your feed on Facebook or WeChat an online ad that is super personalized to
    the experience you just had with the brand and then encouraging you to go
    back to the store, in order to buy. Lubomira says that by doing
    this, they’ve seen an increase in converting offline casual
    shoppers into actual buyers. But, this technology of tracking people
    offline is still in its early days. Critics might say that
    this is quite invasive to track someone offline and then
    start marketing to them online. We don’t collect any personal data. We only analyze groups of
    anonymized IDs and for sure this new technology will create new questions
    but I can assure you that we respect privacy. In a U.S.-focused report, the New York Times
    found that at least 75 companies are receiving anonymous location data from users
    who have enabled-location services. Sales of location-targeted advertising is
    estimated to reach $21 billion this year. Mark Lunt is a retail expert based in Hong Kong
    and working with clients across industries in Asia. He says people are increasingly okay to give
    up some privacy, in favor of convenience. That Google knows where you are,
    where you’re going, where you’ve been, but the tradeoff is Google
    maps is a great product. And it allows me to get from here, to here, it allows
    me to predict how long it’s going to take if I’m in a car. He refers to it as privacy fatigue,
    where users become apathetic to the fact that they’re
    information is being tracked. Often you look at an app and you think, “why on earth
    does that app need to have access to my contacts, to my history, to my shoe size, to everything
    else that’s in there somewhere. Just think, “Well they probably
    know it all already, so off we go.” But this is different. You’re not signing up for an app. In fact, you’re not really signing
    up for anything at all. The technology behind Cosmose
    is part of a broader trend in retail that’s bridging the experiences of
    shopping both online and offline. Our obsession is to really address the consumer,
    sometimes he will start offline, sometimes he would start online, at the end of the day
    we really want to merge those two worlds. Each person I talk to for this story, at some
    point brings up the importance of China. China really does lead the world, so it’s very
    much a case of, look at what’s happening in China because it’ll be happening in a
    shopping mall near you fairly soon. In 2017, 20 percent of retail sales
    came from online shopping in China. Compare that to just
    12 percent in the U.S. And in the four preceding years, China saw a
    33 percent growth in online sales penetration, compared to just 11 percent in
    the U.S. and 10 percent in the U.K. Today in China, we don’t say e-commerce and
    offline or brick-and-mortar, we just say commerce. American and European companies will find it
    really hard to compete with Chinese companies, because the Chinese are just much,
    much faster and they’re not arrogant. But China’s advancement isn’t just about
    technology, it also comes down to culture, too. One would have to say that privacy is much more highly
    valued by the Europeans than it is by the Chinese. Over time it’s hard to see the barriers to privacy
    going up, isn’t it, from where they are now. And location tracking through your cell
    phone might just be the beginning. Lunt says some businesses are now using
    facial recognition technology, too. There’s a number of ways they can identify you
    as an individual and if they’ve been tracking your online behavior they can influence you
    appropriately when you’re in the store.

    The Longest Underwater Tunnel | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 5
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    The Longest Underwater Tunnel | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 5

    December 7, 2019

    Now for the most dangerous project on the
    agenda. The world’s longest underwater tunnel will connect the cities of Dalian and Yantai
    across the Bohai Sea, passing through two deadly earthquake fault zones. At 76 miles
    long it will be longer than the current first and second-ranked underwater tunnels combined,
    and at a cost of $42 billion, it will be extremely expensive. But the Chinese calculate that
    it will be worth it. For one, it will slash the eight hour drive
    between the two cities to under two hours. It will also connect China’s isolated northern
    rustbelt with its wealthy east coast, adding an additional $3.7 billion to the economy
    each year. The experience could also establish the Chinese
    as the preeminent submarine diggers in the world, and would be a serious practice run
    for far more ambitious potential future Mega-MEGA-projects like connecting China to South Korea, or even
    Russia to the United States across the Bering Strait–yes, that has actually been proposed. This isn’t the first underwater tunnel project
    for Chinese engineers, either, who already gained some experience by completing the 3.8
    mile-long Jiaozhou Bay Tunnel in 2011. But while the Bohai Sea is roughly the same depth
    as Jiaozhou Bay, the tunnel underneath it will be 20 times longer. When it comes to construction, if they’re
    lucky, the Chinese will encounter only soft seabed, allowing them to use Tunnel-Boring
    Machines the whole way. But if they run into harder rock, they’re going to have to use
    the “drill-and-blast” method embraced by the Japanese during construction of the
    Seikhan Tunnel. Using tons of dynamite hundreds of feet underwater is dangerous business,
    and it resulted in the unfortunate deaths of four workers over the course of that project,
    and maaaany accidental leaks. Reporter: “In 1976 the project hit its biggest
    crisis when 80 tons of seawater a minute began leaking in. 1.5 km of tunnel flooded. It took
    five months to get back on track.” Bryce: The Bohai Tunnel will also have to
    withstand magnitude 8.0 earthquakes. In 1976, the deadliest earthquake in modern history
    — a 7.8 — killed a record 650,000 people in Tangshan and surrounding areas. In 1969
    a quake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale shook the Bohai Bay itself. And there doesn’t
    seem to be much the engineers can even do about that threat besides simply reinforcing
    the strength of the tunnel walls. Of course, they could simply not bore a long hole under
    a deep bay through two fault zones, but that doesn’t really seem to be an option at this
    point. Because officials throughout China are under
    enormous pressure to hit GDP economic growth targets, and there aren’t many other options
    that could provide anywhere near as much economic benefit as the Bohai Tunnel, which should
    break ground sometime in 2016. For TDC, I’m Bryce Plank. Thanks for watching.

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    November 28, 2019

    We are in Hong Kong ! near South Horizons subway station And we are going to do the world’s longest journey by metro. If you have already crossed Paris from east to west with Line 9, it’s long, isn’t it ? Here, it will be way longer ! CHINESE CURIOSITIES THE WORLD’S LONGEST SUBWAY JOURNEY We start from an island south of Hong Kong we’re going to use the same transport as a person crossing a neighbourhood or going to the next neighbourhood The world’s longest subway journey means the world’s largest city. that’s what’s happening in Guangdong province huge cities are developing their metro systems one by one when these cities are side by side the metro lines merge it is therefore possible to cross the entire region by metro This morning we start from here oh no ! and we’re going up to Futian Checkpoint That region is becoming the largest urban agglomeration in the world surpassing Tokyo, Japan The urban grid is dense our next destination is Shenzhen then we’ll go to Foshan via Canton and Dongguan We are quickly crossing Hong Kong Hong Kong’s transport is very efficient 80% of the population rely on it everyday To switch from one system to another, from HK to the city of Shenzhen in mainland China we need to cross a border. Then we will reach the Shenzhen metro system. We’re crossing a border in the same country. Let’s go ! Here we are in the Shenzhen subway system security guards pass through the trains. People use Chinese social networks that I don’t know at all In HK people use Instagram, WhatsApp… Beijing is the old city Shanghai is the adult city and Shenzhen is the teenager city that is developing at high speed Shenzhen is increasingly attracting the financial world It is a city that will surpass HK in the coming years For example, this brand new CBD, under construction built on reclaimed land everything will open at the same time there. The line 11 has a business class coach, when you go to 123 stations by subway might take the opportunity to do some of them in business class It’s amazing, we are in the same subway but there you can see the crowded train and here the business class passengers ! The Line 11 links the airport to the city center A business class coach avoid building an airport line so that those who fly do not disturb everyday travellers This mega city is also connected to the rest of the world by 3 state of the art international airports. We finished with the Shenzhen subway. 24 yuans, 3,42 USD for this business class trip. the line that connects to Dongguan metro is still under construction We may have to take the bus. I should have waited a year before making this film…. It’s pretty rough, huh? Dongguan, a city renowned for its industries there are factories all over Dongguan In the future, several lines will go down to Shenzhen We are very far from the centre of Canton We’re going to take the line… watch out… The line 21 ! The journey is very long We start from there We have to go there ! Guangzhou Metro is crazy. In a few years only, they built hundreds of kilometers of tunnels Sometimes very far from the city center It’s pleasant and easy to move with those lines, as easy as in the city center, especially here in the countryside. Metros are partly financed by the Rail+Property method The construction of new lines increases the value of land around stations on which the Metro company already owns Last transfer to reach Foshan ! I’m tired, it’s been two days I’m in the Metro ! That’s it! 124 stations! If we had to return to the starting point we would have to drive 3 hours on the highway We may be crossing the future largest megacity In the future, we will hear about what is happening here! CHINESE CURIOSITIES A WEB SHOW BY MATTEO MARTINO ALL THE EPISODES AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

    Hong Kong and Macau Compared
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    Hong Kong and Macau Compared

    November 17, 2019

    Hong Kong and Macau Both are mostly self-governing territories within China, just 61 kilometers, or 38 miles apart. Both are cities No they’re not, Mr. Beat, you idiot Ok, ok. Both are special. Special administrative regions of China, that is, based on China’s one country, two systems principle. According to CGP Grey, they are both “the most country-like countries that aren’t countries.” Confused yet? Basically, Hong Kong and Macau are a part of China, but both get a lot of leeway to decide how they want to do stuff compared to the rest of China. China takes care of their foreign affairs and military defense and they take care of everything else. Both have a presidential limited democracy, although Hong Kong seems more open to expand that democracy than Macau. Both are part of the Pearl River Delta, which is probably the biggest urban area in the world based on both its size and population. Some estimates put the population of the Pearl River Delta metropolitan area at 120 million people! Oh my goodness. What? 120 million? No way. Russia has like just 24 million more people than that. Ok sorry, anyway, both are incredibly densely populated. Macau is the most densely populated territory in the world and Hong Kong is 4th. There are people everywhere, man! So maybe this makes sense, but the largest ethnic group in both regions is Chinese. However, Hong Kong has a significant Filipino and Indonesian minority and Macau has a significant Macanese minority, which is a mix of Portuguese and Asian ancestry. Wait, Portuguese? Huh? Yeah, well both Hong Kong and Macau are former colonies of Western empires. Until 1997, Great Britain controlled Hong Kong. Until 1999, Portugal controlled Macau. Because of that, the two were heavily influenced by foreign powers and not as much influenced by China. Actually, over time, the foreign powers left them both alone, too, and they thrived, probably because of that. In fact, both Hong Kong and Macau are two of the richest territories in the world due to free markets working their magic there. Indeed, both make a lot of money. Hong Kong’s GDP per capita is about $45,000 a year, the 12th highest in the world, although it is dealing with some dramatic income inequality right now. Macau’s GDP per capita is over $104,000 a year, making it the 3rd highest in the world. Macau is so rich that it doesn’t know what to do with all the extra money, so its government gives it back directly to the citizens. Both have very low taxes compared to most of the world. However, residents of Hong Kong do pay about 25% more taxes than residents of Macau. Despite this, according to the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, Hong Kong ranks number one in the world, and has been ranked number one every year since the list began 23 years ago. Macau is ranked 34th on that same list. The cost of living in both countries is pretty similar, although Macau is about 3% cheaper currently, mostly due to Hong Kong’s higher housing costs. Both have low unemployment. Based on the latest numbers I could find, Hong Kong’s unemployment rate is 2.9% and people were freaking out recently when Macau’s unemployment went up from 1.8% all the way up to 1.9%. I’m obviously kidding. That’s a ridiculously low unemployment rate. Speaking of ridiculous, both have a ridiculously high life expectancy. Hong Kong has the 7th highest life expectancy in the world, with people there living, on average, until the age of 83. Macau has the 4th highest life expectancy in the world, with people there living, on average, until the age 85. Related to this, both countries provide universal healthcare, with primary services free for its citizens. The infant mortality rate is low in both countries, but a bit lower in Hong Kong. Both are at least partially located on an island. In Hong Kong, there is Hong Kong Island and all the New Territory islands. In Macau, there are the islands of Taipa and Coloane. Being so close to each other, both have the same type of climate, classified as humid subtropical. (Wayne’s World clip) Residents of both Hong Kong and Macau mostly speak Cantonese, although English is also an official language in Hong Kong. So Hong Kong and Macau seem to have quite a bit in common, but what about their differences? Hong Kong is about 40 times bigger than Macau, with about 18 times more coastline. Hong Kong has more mountains and hills than Macau. Macau is generally flat. And yeah, Hong Kong has a lot more people, with a total population of 7.4 million people. Macau has about 632,000. Residents of Hong Kong are generally older than residents of Macau. The median age in Hong Kong is 44 and the median age in Macau is 39, and Macau is growing at a slightly higher rate. Based on their European colonial heritage, Hong Kong’s legal system is mostly similar to the English model, whereas Macau’s legal system is more based on the Portuguese model. Unlike the rest of China, traffic drives on the left side of the road in both territories. Mass transit is definitely superior in Hong Kong. The Mass Transit Railway, one of the most profitable mass transit systems in the world, serves more than 5 million passengers a day. Over 90% of daily trips in Hong Kong are made using public transit, a higher percentage than anywhere else in the world. Macau is not known for its mass transit, but is currently building a light rail system to be completed some time in 2019. What about religion? Well, Hong Kong has a weird hodgepodge going on. The majority of Hong Kong residents practice a mix of Chinese folk religions, mostly revolving around Buddhism, sprinkled in with Taoism, Confucianism, and in some cases even atheism. The biggest minority religion is Protestantism, followed by Catholicism and Islam. In Macau, it’s also a hodgepodge, but overall it does not seem to be as religious as Hong Kong. As I said earlier, both economies are strong, but Hong Kong’s main industries are trading and logistics, tourism, professional and producer services, and especially financial services. Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading financial centers, up there with New York and London. Macau’s main industries are tourism, clothing, and textiles, but especially gambling! Boy do they love their gambling there. There are casinos everywhere. Macau reportedly makes seven times as much money from gambling as Las Vegas does. Hong Kong and Macau have different currencies. Hong Kong has the Hong Kong…dollar and Macau has the Macanese pataca. In general, most places in Macau accept the Hong Kong dollar as a currency, but Hong Kong establishments ain’t accepting the pataca, so don’t even think about it. Looking at the skyline of Hong Kong is kind of like time traveling to the near future. There are more skyscrapers in Hong Kong compared to Macau…by far. In fact there are more skyscrapers in Hong Kong than the rest of the world. Using the definition that a skyscraper is any building at least 150 meters, or 500 feet tall, Hong Kong has 1,223 skyscrapers. In second place is New York City, which has 754. Macau has just 51. Hong Kong competes in the Olympics, while Macau does not have an Olympic team. Hong Kong’s culture is a bit more cosmopolitan than Macau. In fact, people often describe Hong Kong as the place where “East meets West,” although the Portuguese influence on Macau culture is pretty strong Really, Hong Kong and Macau are two of the most unique places in the world. And maybe that’s a good place to end it. Hong Kong and Macau have their differences, sure, but the two stand out in the world as two places most of the world aspire to be like. I mean, look at them. They are amazing. I got a lot of suggestions to compare Macau and Hong Kong, so there you go If you want me to compare two places, let me know those two places in the comments but remember the first priority goes to my Patreon supporters They get dibs for suggestions. So if you want your suggestion to get priority, donate on Patreon at least $3 a video. And thank you for watching. This series is a lot of fun. Let’s keep it going for about 30 years.

    Hong Kong 4K – Sunset Drive
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    Hong Kong 4K – Sunset Drive

    October 23, 2019

    Tour Highlights: Hong Kong’s Main Street The “Mid-Levels” Hills of Hong Kong Hollywood Road Art Murals Classic Neon Lights & Ads 90+ Bars, Clubs, and Neighborhood Restaurants

    The High Speed Rail Revolution | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 4
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    The High Speed Rail Revolution | China’s Future MEGAPROJECTS: Part 4

    October 21, 2019

    The Chinese aren’t just flying in record
    numbers, they’re falling in love all over again with the preferred method of travel
    in the 20th century, as hundreds of millions of Chinese acquire middle class status and
    the extra income to afford cars. This is presenting a relatively new challenge: heavy congestion
    on their motorways. So to tackle this problem, China has set itself apart from the rest of
    the world by embracing high speed rail at a breakneck pace. It’s goal to build a system
    with more than 35,000 kilometers of track is now more than half complete, making it
    one of the most expensive megaprojects in history. The other reason behind this plan is to allow
    people to commute to work from much farther distances than they could than if they had
    to drive, making high speed rail the key to urbanization. And because China has as much
    high speed rail as every other country combined, it will have more and more of the world’s
    largest cities. In fact, of the top 10 urban areas on Earth
    with more than 20 million people, three of them are in China—and those cities are growing
    so fast that two of the three weren’t in the top 10 last year. The explosion in high speed rail in China
    is especially mind-blowing when you consider that it was first introduced there in 2007,
    that’s less than a decade ago. Since then, daily ridership has grown from 237,000 to
    over 2.5 million. To accommodate all those passengers, it’s
    Railway Ministry has swelled, and now has the same number of employees as there are
    civilians working for the entire United States government. China got to this point under the heavy-handed
    leadership of Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun, or “Great Leap Liu,” who pushed his patriotic
    workers in shifts around the clock to plan and build rail lines as fast as possible.
    He famously said, “to achieve a great leap, a generation must be sacrificed.” Liu meant
    his workers, but when a poorly designed signaling system caused a dramatic crash on a viaduct
    high above a valley in 2011, it was clear that some of the first generation of passengers
    would be sacrificed as well. News anchor: “China’s railway system has
    been plagued with problems including corruption and quality concerns. Authorities have come
    under fire for the way they’ve handled the accident, especially when they buried several
    carriages before carrying out an investigation.” Bryce: But, despite the 40 deaths – and more
    than 200 injuries – in the Wenzhou train collision, the attempts of the government to cover the
    disaster up, and Great Leap Liu’s subsequent fall from grace, the high speed rail boom
    in China has roared on and the system is now considered to be among the safest modes of
    transportation in the entire world. It also leads the globe in annual ridership,
    has the longest single service at 2,400 km from Harbin to Wuhan and has the fastest commercially
    operated train with peak speeds of 430 km/h. Now, having successfully linked up much of
    its own country with high speed rail, China aims to do the same for the rest of the world.
    It is building systems in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and South America, and is bidding on projects
    in Russia, Brazil, Myanmar, and the United States. Thank you very much for tuning in. Until next
    time, for The Daily Conversation, I’m Bryce Plank.


    The First The High-Speed Train From China To Hong Kong

    October 18, 2019

    right now it’s about 7:00 in the morning
    I’m at Shenzhen North Station and I’m about to take the first ever bullet
    train to Hong Kong from mainland China to Hong Kong actually to be honest this is the second
    train it’s not the first one the first one was sold out super quickly so I had
    to book the second train The second ever train to do
    Shenzhen Hong Kong and this is kind of a historical moment because in 97, after being the UK colony for 99 years Hong Kong returned to China. now there’s
    supposed to be a 50-year transition period where Hong Kong remains kind of
    independent economically and politically somewhat… and China is kind of trying to
    accelerate or shorten this transition period and this today is a
    big step forward in that way because it closes the gap between mainland China
    and Hong Kong by allowing people to travel from one to the other very
    quickly and very easily in my opinion this is kind of a step to
    get closer to that goal of making Hong Kong fully Chinese as soon as possible so this train trip going from Shenzhen North Station to Kowloon Hong Kong is
    about 40 kilometers in total And it takes only 19 minutes to complete it’s actually the second part of a longer trip. So basically the line starts in Guangzhou and goes all the way down to Kowloon Hong Kong.
    In total Ithink it’s a hundred and fifty kilometers if I’m not mistaken
    and if you leave from Guangzhou The total traveling time is 59 minutes the maximum speed of this ride is about 200 km/h it’s quite fast but it’s not the
    fastest speed train in China now if you take other speed train doing longer
    distance across different cities in China you can find trains that will go
    up to 400 kilometers per hour but maybe this one is slower because of the short
    distance or maybe also because of the fact that the whole way through is
    actually underground so you can’t really enjoy the landscape or anything like
    that it’s just a dark tunnel the whole way through Now from Shenzhen North
    Station it costs 75 Yuan It’s a little bit more expensive than if you’re going by
    subway but in the end I think it’s worth it because by subway you have to pay
    maybe 5 to 7 Yuan within Shenzhen depending where you’re leaving from and
    then once you cross to hong kong you take another subway and that’s another
    50 Hong Kong dollars to go from the border to Tsim Sha Tsui for example In the end, you’re probably saving 20 Yuan if you take the subway but it takes you 3 hours instead of 19 minutes so I mean if your time is valuable it’s definitely worth it so now I can go all the way to Hong Kong just to have Dim sum it’s pretty cool, right? I love Dim sum! so that’s the plan today alright, let’s take a look around a bit knowing how China likes to do things
    I was really expecting this train to look very futuristic and maybe with some
    technological gadgets and colorful LED lights but it’s actually quite simple
    and minimalistic I mean it’s not ugly
    but it’s nothing impressive either it’s a pretty short right so I’d be
    surprised if there’s actually a restaurant in this train but let’s see if we can find one it would be funny to find a restaurant in the train that
    goes for a 20-minute ride but at the same time it’s supposed to go all the
    way to Guangzhou so maybe there is one yeah, as I thought, there’s no restaurant in this train
    they don’t serve food, snacks, drinks or anything like that the only thing there is it’s kind of a
    public water fountain I think there’s both cold
    and hot water available alright so let’s see what’s
    the toilet situation like Helloooo! alright so the toilet is not bad an actual real toilet bowl some paper towel and everything
    it’s not mind blowing but it’s much better than the toilet in the slow train!
    yeah you can click right here to check out My 37 hour trip in the slow train in China
    it’s a little bit different And here’s what the first class wagon looks like slightly more comfortable Damn! That was
    super quick I just had enough time to talk a little bit about the ride and
    look around the train quickly and we’re already there **Dope Music** alright I just crossed this little
    line that says that I’m on the Hong Kong side but I will really be in Hong Kong
    once I cross this one last custom **More Dope Music** Now I’m officially in Hong Kong
    I went through the customs I’m out of the train station and I’m in Hong Kong
    and rightnow what time is it? it’s 8:17 so the whole process from the
    moment I got in the train station to now it took just a little
    bit over one hour which is something that usually takes about three hours
    taking the subway like the whole commuting and custom process
    so I just saved two hours and paid 20 Yuan more not bad now where the dim sum at?
    I’m hungry!! maybe not the best dim sum in Hong Kong
    but on a budget this place rocks looks delicious, right?
    and there’s more to come I don’t know about this jelly though alright F**k it!
    I’m going for the spoon