On the Roundabout in China
I'd planned to stand (or sit on my e-bike) and take photos of the extra ordinary traffic as it made its way around the roundabout, or along the ring road near the university campus.
I thought I had plenty of time to do it - but the constant rain hampered my efforts and with days to go before my return to Australia, I made it out to the roadway and sat with my Canon camera at the ready and clicked.
Perhaps I should have stayed all day - but again, time was against me. As it turns out, in the 30 minutes I was there some pretty intersting vehicles passed by.
In the west we need to wear helmets for safety or wear seat belts - the latter is advisable in China, and may even be required, but few people do. A child sitting on the handlebars of grandfather's bicycle, or a man sitting precariously on the back of a truck.
Vehicles come in all shapes and sizes, with loads in all shapes and sizes and yes, many of them overloaded.
Visitors to China find it disturbing and amusing.
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