Hoofing it

23 Aug

I walk to work.  A lot.  My office is about twenty minutes away.  It is my time for the day to prepare mentally or wind down and I walk by a pretty park as well so there is some greenery in the urban jungle which is Shanghai.

Chinese people think this is strange.  Even after three years my office mates are always verifying – “You really walk?”  “Isn’t that tiring?”

I recently was at a party comparing war stories with another expat.  He said that his Chinese driver told him once – “I walked for 10 minutes and then I got tired.  I’ll never walk so far again.”

And they say Americans are lazy?

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5 Responses to “Hoofing it”

  1. roomaomao January 10, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I walked for over 2 hours from Xintiandi to Changshou Lu after work 2 years ago when it was snowing like a beast. That was awesome.

    • gkm2011 January 10, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

      I love walking to work, it is one of my best decisions to get an apartment so close that I can do it. Two hours in the snow though? Not so cool.

      • roomaomao January 10, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

        I did it purely because of the snow! I kinda actually miss the stuff from Ohio.

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