三轮车 (San Lun Che)

I thought I’d post something that I’ve come to take for granted around here — the public transportation. When I first arrived, it was fascinating to note that there were no taxis. There are buses (which are actually cheaper, like $.20), but you’d have to wait every 20-30 minutes for the next run, usually not worth it (at least for me). It is such a small town that people can get from place to place by bicycle. If they were in a hurry or carrying heavy things, they would take the 三轮车. It would be around $.50 a pop. I took a picture of one of them tonight just for fun. Right next to it is the bike I use to get around town.

public transportation

Today was a slow and quiet day. I spent most of the day reading. During lunch, I chatted with family online, then I went back to reading. If my friends did not invite me out to dinner, I’d probably never leave the house. Tonight, I biked over to a corner street to meet them in a restaurant. After dinner, I decided to bike around town to get some exercise and fresh air. That’s when I decided to take the picture of the 三轮车 next to my bike. Quite an uneventful day.

6 Responses to “三轮车 (San Lun Che)”

  1. kim says:

    it’s nice that you keep up the blog to stay connected, especially on days like today…

  2. mbcohao says:

    thanks, kim! it’s nice that you keep up with my little adventures, however mundane! :-)

  3. kim says:

    it’s never mundane. it’s all interesting, and i look forward to it, because you write so well…! =)

  4. mbcohao says:

    aww .. that means a lot! thanks! :-)

  5. Micah S says:

    In Shanghai they’re called 三轮车/sanlunche, “3-wheel cars” (I call them pedicabs, Charlotte calls them kittycabs).

  6. mbcohao says:

    I think you’re right! I used google translate and I felt there was something not right about the second character, but I just went with it … thanks for the heads-up!! 😛

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