Bret’s report from China: visibility poor, food awesome, living conditions depressing

Posted: January 25, 2013 in China
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Captain Rick: I received a report from my friend Bret who is a frequent commenter on my blog and is on work assignment in China. He sent the following photos and report:

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Bret of Arizona reporting from China:

We flew into Shanghai, drove 2 hours to Suzhou, and the next day drove what was supposed to be 4.5 hours to Jingua (ended up being 6.5 hours because of traffic.)

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Visibility was at best 1 mile. I saw no houses, just miles and miles of dingy apartments.

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The food was absolutely awesome! It was depressing to see how people live. Almost no recreation, and everywhere you looked, there were little vegetable gardens. One thing I can say is they are self sustaining people. I saw no commercial farming at all, just little family gardens everywhere.

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If you look closely at the picture of the scooter, there are 4 people on it with the baby on the back facing backwards…very common.

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Shanghai was clean, but went on and on for miles…It is hard to comprehend the amount of people. My pics were all from a Samsung Galaxy tablet, that is why they are low quality. I hope you enjoy them. Bret

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Comments
  1. atridim says:

    Excellent report Bret. I would guess that unless China gets serious about curbing air pollution, it will be killing off many of its citizens prematurely. I would not want to breath such filthy air. It looks like an invitation for lung cancer. I reminds me of Los Angeles in the 1960’s, only 10 times worse.

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