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Kam's Mainland China Lychee trip - More than yummy. (July 2001)

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To wrap up my lychee trip log. Here are a few PICs that I took from the coach along the highway between DG and HK. Just to give you a brief idea of how mainland China looks like.
Although lots of Guangzhou cities are developed, there are plenty of agricultural activities outside of big cities. 
Ok, a few quick facts:
1) Guangdong is the province just above HK
2) Guangdong's capital is Guangzhou, which is about 150 miles North of HK
3) Shenzhen is the city just above HK (there is still strict border control even after 1997)
4) the major highway runs from Guangzhou to Shenzhen was built only about 5 years ago.
5) DG is 40 miles South of Guangzhou
This is what villages look like in a developed province. China may claim herself to be a 3rd world country, but not this part of the country. 
   
Agriculture still depends very much on human. Automation is too expensive.
These are construction workers from the big North. They are still  living on $50 a month. Their provided residence is ... the simplest.
Gee, these rich village people must be communicating with Martians.
Village people benefit from foreign investments, mainly factories, into their native land. Local government distribute rent and tax collected among the villagers. Some of them get REALLY rich.
Banana crop beside factories. Village people may be well off, but they are not educated enough to know a combination like this could be harmful.
More village scene ...
More agriculture ...
Now we have a small city. Foreign investments from HK and Taiwan give birth to lots of small cities like this one. You can see there is almost only factories in such cities.
More factories  ... boring
What is so special about this PIC? See the mushroom-like trees under the highway? They are lychee trees. Very cute.
  
Ok, end of Kam's lychee trip log. Hope you enjoyed. If there is time for more eating trip, Kam definitely will share it with you. See ya.
  

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