China – Everyday Life

One of our favourite pastimes in China was people watching, and there is no better place to do it than the myriad tea houses, like this one in Chongqing.

A cup of tea, with unlimited refills of hot water, and pavement tables full of local people, for just 4 yuan! Jimmy, our guide informed us that these men meet here every evening, come hell or high water, and even sit at the same tables!! I only spotted two very old, toothless ladies. The others were probably busy working 🙂

This scene is another daily routine, but on a street in Shanghai

And this elderly couple, also in Shanghai, were practicing their daily Tai Chi in the park, with the ubiquitous card players in the background!

Thank you for visiting, and have a great weekend.