Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Swift Cycles Bike Shop (风驰单车)

From the opening day of their new location.

Xiaopi "little skin" (小皮) on the second floor.

Using a helmet for a bowl.

The shops cat and the little girl that sometimes wanders in and talks with everyone.

Working hard on fixing bikes…

Mini ping pong. Oh and that's Philip on the left, I just met him a few weeks ago, he's from Cape Town. The man is a riot and he has been stopping by the shop a lot lately.

Xiao Yu.

What happens when Xiao Yu gets drunk.

The bosses.

This is the bike shop where I spend a lot of my free time. These guys are so much fun and there are always people stopping by or hanging around the shop. I was the one that came up with the English translation for their name.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shangzhai Village (上寨村)

Washing clothes the old way… except with detergent

I was told this house was around 300 years old.

This as on either side of the gateway to one of the homes.

This place had almost a timeless feel to it. It seemed pretty isolated and my friend told me the older people never leave the village.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Biking to Shangzhai Village (上寨村)

The gate to Shangzhai Village.

A cave house (窑洞). They're really common around here.

From a bike trip to Shangzhai Village (上寨村) about a week ago. I had so many pictures so I split the post into two. These are the to and from pictures and the the ones in village will come soon. This village was about 50km (30ish miles) out from Linfen due north then maybe eastish. I'm pretty sure it's part of Hongtong county (洪洞县), but don't quote me on that one.