I flew over to China a few years back and traveled by public transportation everywhere. It was wonderful. The bullet trains turn the countryside into a blur they go so fast. And bikes are everywhere. Certainly they have lots of cars. But they also have a lot of smaller streets that are still dominated by bikes. All kinds of bikes and electric scooters as well. Lots of electric scooters; very few are gas. These pictures were taken in several cities: Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou & Beijing. I signed up for and used the bike rental system in Hangzhou extensively for a week and it cost a whole five dollars and change.
Here’s some pictures.
The video above was shot with an ipod touch. It is a street corner in the Bund in Shanghai, two blocks from the river. I stayed there for a week.
I left my heart in Hangzhou. Somewhere on the shore of xihu to be exact.
And that’s all she wrote. For a jarring wake up call click here to go to 17th Street, USA.