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Life like images (yeh right..) of Wax figures in China :Copyright EuroPics.

Life like images (yeh right..) of Wax figures in China :Copyright EuroPics.

Dahlings, I had a good old hearty laugh after reading about the wax works exhibits in Sichaun, China which looked nothing like the originals.

The set of hideously ugly ‘celebrity’ wax models at Huaying Mountain Wax Museum is garnering widespread ridicule from the Chinese public, reported People’s Daily Online.

In fact, some celebrities are said to be thinking about legal action against the museum stating that they had not given permission for the wax works to be made.

What is going on ? These are terrible: Even Caligula after an amphorae of wine, could spot the difference.

I thought China could make immaculate knock offs. Just like when I visited Shenzen, I thought I was seeing the Original Eiffel tower. It was the only the lack of pickpockets, rude frenchies and fact that it was open, gave it away that I was not in Paris.

Shenzen's Window of the World: Quickest way to see the world..

Our of my previous visits to Schenzen. Or was it Paris or Greece or Egypt..

But it is not a really Madame Tussaud’s. The real -non-knock off one – has figurines so lifelike, in Las Vegas has had to call in extra security after one of it’s exhibits of Nicky ‘Anaconda’ Minaj, attracted the wrong type of people having naughty poses with the artiste.

Vegas has standards you know and they can’t have that sort of thing going on you know.

You to go to the lap dance place next door. That way, they can make more money off you.

Ciao for now,

China Syndrome vs French connection : Some Chinese tourists not liking Paris after actually visiting

Shenzen's Window of the World: Quickest way to see the world..

Shenzen Window of the World: Around the world in 80 minutes..

Dahlings, Bloomberg had a story about the Chinese tourists who have this ideal image about France and when they actually visit , they have a rude awakening about the place. Complaints include stolen bags at the airport, dirty streets and targeting of Chinese by pickpockets.

Like their Japanese counterparts, first-time visitors from China — fed on media reports and movies like “, An American in Paris,” or “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain” — arrive expecting to see a quaint, affluent and friendly European city with smartly dressed men and women smelling of Chanel No. 5.

Instead, they discover Paris’s grittier side — packed metros, rude waiters and pickpockets intent on robbing cash-carrying tourists — all of which sends them into psychological shock.

“Chinese people romanticize France, they know about French literature and French love stories,” said Jean-Francois Zhou, president of the Chinese association of travel agencies in France. “But some of them end up in tears, swearing they’ll never come back.”

Et pourquoi mon ami? Violà, je cite Bloomerg:

Because they carry large amounts of cash, Chinese tourists are often targeted by pickpockets

“Sometimes, they’ll try to pay for an ice cream with a 500-euro bill,” Zhou said. They usually convert large amounts of yuan to limit money-changing fees, and the use of credit cards isn’t as common in China as it is in Europe, he said.

Chinese media reported that 48 tourists were robbed in May as they headed to their hotel in a suburb of Paris. In France, the problem was highlighted by the mugging of a group of Chinese tourists in Le Bourget, near Paris, said Muriel Sobry, police chief of 8th arrondissement of Paris, which covers the avenue des Champs-Elysees.

“Paris is a romantic city, but it’s naive to believe it’s crime-free,” she said.

I visited Shenzen a few years ago- see photograph – and walked around the “Window of the World”. Here you can get a bit of France, England, Germany (Complete with ‘Franziskaner’ beer), Ancient world and the Mario Brothers in same place.

If WoW really wants that authentic European experience they need a few adjustments: import some pickpockets, drunken locals, change names of ice cream to Gelato and increase price to 13 Euro each, Industrial strikes and wet weather.

By the way on Paris: Don’t take it personal. The Parisians hate also each other. Their hate is really a form of love. They love to hate you !

Ciao for now, Cleo.