We often have a lot of photos from people going on holiday and they are great but I'm also interested in the mundane everyday life we all have here.
Yesterday I took my camera with me as I had a typical day for me in the summer.
My summer school classes are not far from my house. I cut through Xu Teli (a teacher of Mao Zedong) Park on my way.
I usually leave early because it's too hot to hurry but that gives me a chance to notice what's around me.
I see this guy most days. I've never seen him sweat. Actually I've never seen him do anything remotely resembling work either.
... But the park is kept pretty well anyway.
Workers are out just after dawn. They really can't do much in the afternoon heat.
As I get to the school, I run into colleagues.
Junior middle school students stuck in summer school hell.
Lunch today is 青椒口味鸭 (duck with green cayenne peppers)
In the afternoon after work it's too hot for anyone to do anything outside, even play.
These stairs are formidable in the heat.
There are some nice views from the top though.
Late dinners are common as we wait for the temperature to come down. It's about 8:30 and the temperature is back down to a reasonable 38ºC so people will be out and about again.
Time for some 烧烤 (bbq)
... And ice cold beer.
It's a school night so back home early.