Do you get frustrated when the bus or train is late, or all the roads are clogged, and you have to sit in car queues waisting your valuable time? One of the reasons I use my bike whenever the weather allows, is that I don’t like to wait to get going. I want to decide the pace and arrival time myself.
When looking at photographs from my ancestor’s time in China – they first arrived in 1867 – I’m amazed at the amount of patience they must have had. My grandmother used to tell me about their dangerous travels in the chinese countryside, with wagons that got stuck in the mud, robbers threatening their lives and weeks on the road just to spend a few days at home from the boarding school each year.
Listening to my grandmother’s bed time stories, I thought she might just have twisted it a bit – to make it more exciting… But pictures don’t lie – at least not pictures taken 100 years ago.
At least, I’m not going to complain about transport again… 🙂