What a week it had been. I am now on the second week of my trip here. Chang Shou is actually not as bad as I had previously thought. It’s not a desert. The town is almost as busy as some of the most busy cities in Taiwan. The streets are clean (not because the Chinese here have better habits, but because they have more paid street cleaners).
A rather interesting thing I noticed here on the streets is electric bikes. They run on electricity, and cruise in almost complete silence. I think they are much cooler than the traditional bikes, but they have a limitation on distance (30-40km) and speed (40-50kph). Watching them moving about, it’s almost like they are drifting.