Today, our travels have brought us to Wu Zhen which I believe I heard referred to as “Venice of the East.” The town essentially has waterways instead of roads. There are still a few roads and sidewalks still run up and down the water streets. I thought this to be one of the more interesting places that we have visited this trip. I definitely would not have minded an extra day here. Wu Zhen has preserved its antiquity well as the people seem to live a very simple, seemingly isolated life. The environment, almost car-less is far different than we have experienced in the last few weeks. Today was rather quiet, not as many horns honking, people shouting. Tonight, there was a welcomed silence that filled the streets after 9 pm. The locals mostly were in their humble abodes while we were wandering, looking for the next cold beer and some tunes. This was a welcomed respite from the normal hustle and bustle of the big city. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. We are staying on an island, accessible by boat. We have taken a couple of rides on the water canals. The rides are so serene and peaceful; and very quiet, especially at night. The waterways are lit well at night and there is steam on some parts. Some great pictures were taken tonight; I cannot wait to see how they turn out. The bridges are beautiful, some ornate, some just plain. I have to respect the locals for sharing this wonderful Chinese treasure with a bunch of Megorans. When I revisit China, Wu Zhen is definitely on the list for places to see.