The Polystyrene Bike Guys of Shanghai

The polystyrene bike guys - one of my favourite sites in Shanghai

The polystyrene bike guys – one of my favourite additions to the streetscape in Shanghai

Every time I’d seen the little men peddling the big stack of polystyrene, which was a lot, I though I must get a photo – I finally did.  It’s hard not to love what they add to the contrasting city of Shanghai.  They’re one of the hairier obstacles on the daily bike adventure but one of my favourites.

Shanghai's polystyrene bike guys, helping keep the streets interesting

Shanghai’s polystyrene bike guys

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My wife Ellen and I are currently living in China, bumbling our way around this fascinating and fast-changing country. We kicked off our stay with a semester of Intensive Mandarin studies at Beijing Language and Culture University and are now living in Shanghai. These posts cover some of my experiences, views and curious facts in and around the Middle Kingdom. Please let me know what you think!


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