Earlier this year I spent time backpacking through China and the most serene city I encountered was Suzhou. Known for being 'The Venice of the East' I could not wait to get on a boat and take some pictures. We made our way through narrow water alleys and I looked over to see this woman scrubbing her stairs with the dirty river water. It was fascinating to observe how the locals in this part of the country live.
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