|This past weekend, we took a 20 mile bike ride to our neighboring town, Changzhou, a "town" of 4.5 million people. For some reason, I am unable to upload full sized pictures but here is a pixelated photo of Mark and our friend Justin resting on an old bridge under a modern one. We were told that the fence below the bridge is to keep the fish out of this area and guide them into another so they can be caught easier. |
I read a story once about a man who was in charge of testing all the water in China to know how polluted it was in certain areas. He came across a man who was fishing in a river which was pretty much a factory dump site. The guy who was testing the water asked the man fishing if he knew how bad the water was. The man replied, "if the fish live in this water, they must have special properties to keep them healthy so, they must be really good for me." He continued to fish. Whether or not he caught one, I don't know.
I don't think there is any better way to get out and explore a place than by bike. We have seen so much that we wouldn't have seen on a fast train. I love these weekends when we pack up our sleeping bags, strap them on our bikes and head out.