After a few hours I skipped out of the hotel for a meeting in a new building on the edge of the city. It was still light out when I got done but there was not a cab in site and there was nothing to really walk to where I was. I can not even begin to describe how hot it was as well. Luckily I did find a motorcycle taxi. I was not keen about riding the fucker though because driving in this city seemed to be quite erratic. There is not respect for motor cycles on the road in China as a matter of fact. So without a choice I hoped on the back of the old bike and decided to head back to the hotel. Xiaoshan as I mentioned is quite a beautiful city. There is a large hill in the middle of the city with a tunnel going through it so every time we cross from one part of torn into the other we have to pass through the tunnel. Some of the streets are also lined with old shops, broad sidewalks (which we rode on), and large trees providing shade. These features give the whole city a very splendid atmosphere full of character. As I have expressed on numerous occasions, this is what I can not find in Guangzhou.
Zipping through the city on the back of this motorcycle, I was really enjoying the sights and sounds. I was pretty much done with work till 5pm the next day when I had to catch a flight back to GZ. I decided to roam around for a while and take pictures. We even found a war memorial right in the center of Xiaoshan, on top of the little mountain. It was too damn hot to climb the thing and the fucker was steep but I did go a quarter ways up to take some pictures. I was actually planning to go back at 5am the next day when it was cooler to climb to the top but we all know that never happened. I also shot a short video from the back of the motorcycle while passing through the tunnel. If you listen up at the beginning of the clip you will here me get startled by a huge ass bus that came up behind me. Its pretty funny cause I could totally here the shock in my voice.