Sunday, May 18, 2008

Summer's here: let's cover up!

Yesterday was probably the warmest day of the year (so far) in Suzhou. Around 32 degrees, sunshine and humid… A friend was visiting and we rode our bikes around the city, constantly finding excuses to go and have ice cream/smoothies/ frozen yoghurt (at the end we were on a sugar high!). The summer trend was very obvious; men had rolled up their shirts and women were covering up with jeans, and hiding under their umbrellas, giving our short shorts, and bare arms tired looks. It’s the same here every summer: once the sun comes out, so do the umbrellas. I suppose it is a smart way to protect yourself against UV, however, since I am originally from a country where the summers often rain away, I simply cannot bring myself to take out an umbrella… on a sunny day?!

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