Saturday, May 15, 2010

Little Italy in Americatown in China

This is the first time I've ever visited China. I've been here for three days and I'm already bored by the funny English street signs. Today I went to Shekou, at the south end of Shenzhen, to scout out the church building so I can go to church tomorrow. The neighborhood where I found the church (just a house) is kind of an Americatown, not unlike Chinatown in San Francisco. It was surreal to walk down streets with lots of trees and individual houses after being in the concrete jungle for the past three days. After I found the church, I walked around to figure out the bus system better and found an Italian restaurant.
I was happy to take a short break from travelling, so I went inside and had the lunch special, which was pizza and soup. Take a good look at this photograph.
Don't worry, I picked out the shells. That's their "Marinara Pizza" which has "tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and seafood", plus I added capers. This pizza was divine. After scraping the goodies out of the clams and mussels, and removing the shell from the shrimp, I ate one of the best pizzas of my life. The capers made a great contribution.

Oh, one more thing. I saw a homeless man today wearing nothing but Calvin Klien boxers. I didn't feel good taking a picture of a homeless guy, so take my word for it.


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