My visit to China remembered in words and pictures
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Flu can be a swine
The Chinese are paranoid about swine flu. Before we could set foot in the country, we had to have our temperature taken three times, and we were advised not to take public transport for a week. You also see a lot of people wearing these masks. Which, when you consider the Chinese habit of spitting everywhere - incredibly noisily - is more than faintly risible. But hey, we were let through so that was ok.
What I didn't manage to capture as it went by so fast was on the taxi ride into town: a sweeper like this sweeping the side of the motorway. No protection, no high viz, no hard shoulder. We were in a different country for sure.