We made it to Jiaxing after 6 hours of pedaling along very quiet roads.  This is Chinese New Year and everyone is traveling home so, occasionally we saw bunches of people walking, carrying red bags full of fruit for their families.Patrick and Laurelyn welcomed us in their parking lot with their camera ready.  My eyes felt like sandpaper here  because of all the dust and wind along the way.  We headed up to their apartment for some hot tea and cookies and spent two days here talking about our experiences in China, eating delicious homemade meals made by Patrick, and drinking plenty of coffee.  They really know how to make people feel at home.

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