With a great passion to explore strange lands outside America, the young married couple, Jared Andrew Herring and Sovi Nicole Herring, moved to their first destination — Shenzhen, after graduation from their university in May last year.
For Panagiotis Kalamidas, who has worked as an experienced corporate chef for over 18 years across the world, Shenzhen now will not only be a place to continue his cooking career, it is also the place for realizing his dream to open his own restaurant.
Syam Melethil Sethumadhavan, a 30-year-old Indian Ph.D. student who majors in information and communication engineering at Shenzhen University (SZU), came to Shenzhen in 2016. His story with Shenzhen, however, has not always gone smoothly and it all began with an email.
Russian Erdyneeva Marina came to Shenzhen three years ago by accident. However, she said that she has been increasingly attracted to the city day after day and will surely stay in the city with solid reasons.
Fourteen years ago when she was offered a chance to move to another city after spending two years in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, Francine Hadjisotiriou, currently general manager of the European Chamber South China Chapter, selected Shenzhen after some online searching regarding education for her two children.
In the eyes of Dr. Ha Chang-yong from South Korea, PHBS has not changed much since the first time he arrived in 2014, yet tremendous changes have taken place in its surroundings and the city it is based in.
Wearing a one-piece white dress with a beige knitted belt on her waist and a pair of brown Roman sandals matching with her round creamy rattan bag, Ksenia Gerasimova showed up at a Starbucks for this interview as if she was joining her besties for a leisurely afternoon tea.
A lovely kangaroo plush doll carrying the national flags of Australia and China on its back sits quietly on the bar counter. On a shelf behind the counter, a multitude of bottles of wine, whiskey and vodka stand close to each other, waiting to be picked.