Today’s short distance allowed me to spend the morning exploring some of the gardens that make Suzhou a destination for those visiting Shanghai.
Tiger Hill Garden. I should have packed my climbing shoes for the rock grotto area on the right of this photo. I couldn’t believe how crowded and loud this site was. I’d say it was like a zoo, but zoos are sanctuaries compared to the Chinese garden scene.
I barely noticed gas powered bikes in Beijing, but they’re becoming quite prevalent in the bike lane as I get closer to Shanghai. I find them more threatening than cars in the bike lane. They’re wily, act entitled to the bike lane, and have the speed of a car. The heat and exhaust emanating from them don’t help either.
The industrial scene from yesterday has been replaced by corporate campuses and suburban business districts. Not to exciting to look at nor to bike through. I won’t complain about the bike lanes or blue sky though.