Dongguan 25 Apr 2016

Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta, is a major manufacturing hub.

Before arriving I was warned of this dangerous trade-zone filled with crimes and lust, from my parents and even from the Chinese. It used to be the red-light city of China.

IMG_3617Traveling 10 hours up from Fuzhou, we managed to arrived in Dongguan at 1.30 in the morning, leaving Fuzhou at 3pm approximately. Though we drove up from Dongguan to Fuzhou when we went there, but our drive this time round was totally different than the previous.

This time round, we went by another route (the red one), one through all the mountains and highland and it was dangerous. A constant air of unease sit around, with the rain beating down on us, everything was grey and mysterious. It does not help knowing that robbery often occur when one stopover from a pee or any other kind of breaks. We did not stop till a big petrol kiosk is in sight after many hours into the drive. It was grey, beautiful and scenic like many of those Chinese water painting, but also made me realized how much my life could have changed if I ever got into trouble, lost or rob in these places. I would have never been able to make it home.