8,008 km so far.
Today I got lost in the wide world of wheels. Actually, the subject of wheels ended up being a little too specific, and I got bored pretty quickly. In fact, I may be a teensy bit bored with taking pictures every day. But more about that another time.
For now, it’s wheels up.
I love the variety of wheeled contraptions in China. Sure, there are lots of cars here, but millions of people get along just fine without.
Bicycles seem to be the perfect form of transport in Shanghai, where there’s really not much need to leave your immediate neighbourhood.
Of course, you have to have guts and street smarts to ride a bike in the busy Shanghai traffic. A tricked-out smog mask would be a good idea, too.
Some people still have their training wheels on.
For every bike on the road, it seems there are two more sitting dormant in a corner somewhere.
Every successful business needs a good set of wheels.
Or just a single really big one.
Electric scooters are even more rampant than bicycles. They don’t go much faster, but they look cool. Walkers watch out though, these silent bikes are anathema to the incautious pedestrian.
That’s how they roll in Shanghai.
Next time, three is the magic number. Oh yes it is. ♥
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Hi, I’m Jane, founder and chief blogger on My Five Acres. I’ve lived in six countries and have camped, biked, trekked, kayaked, and explored in 50! At My Five Acres, our mission is to inspire you to live your most adventurous life and help you to travel more and more mindfully.