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Ayi* on Wheels

Ayi on Wheels
A memory from the last trip to Yunnan, where women of age, besides wearing the compulsory white gloves, over-sleeves and those iridescent sun-masks that make them look like astronauts, gear up their electric bikes with these spectacular umbrellas.

*Ayi: literally “auntie”, it is also the general term used to address ladies that seem past their young age.

Nazi Cyclist

Nazi_CyclistI swear I saw this some days ago in the street: Chinese guy in his 40s riding a bike with a nazi helmet and a trench coat while smoking with a long cigarette filter. I want to think he was an actor or something. Anyway, for those of you living in the West, this is not a common occurrence in China, I think.