This post is coming to you live from Shenzhen China!
So far, things are pretty much how I expected. Getting my residence paperwork sorted out was a pain, needing several trips to the police station and apartment management office. At least everything's sorted now.
Shenzhen is pretty cool. Well actually rather hot and humid. Fortunately I don't mind humidity. But I know my wife would hate it if she lived here.
I am staying with a gentleman named Dave, who I am looking to do the business with. I'm all set up in my own comfy room. Today was the first day I walked down the street and it didn't feel entirely alien. I'm starting to develop my mental map of where stuff is, and I now have some brain capacity to start really looking at which of the local shops sell what.
The city of Shenzhen has a population of 3.3 million, with an average population density of more than 8,000 people per square kilometre. There is an extensive bus and train network, but it still takes about an hour to get to the downtown area.
The electronics markets are awesome. Can you imagine, a whole building dedicated to the selling of LEDs? I just have to figure out the minor detail of how to have a successful and hugely profitable business, while changing the world :-)
So this is day four of my ninety-five day trip to check things out. At the end, I'll head back home to my family. But if things look good, I'll come back again to run the business.