Sangzi Village Hunan Province: And I thought my Journey to class was bad

Climbing to school (photo from video)

Sangzi Village Hunan Province: Climbing to School

I’d always complained about my journey to work at the University in Madrid. Everyday, having to face the over-crowded underground transporting its cargo of stressed out passengers.  Sweaty and smelly in the summer; germ infested in the winter; it’s standing room only most days. Compounding the misery, there are the strikes and demonstrations, that might delay your journey by up to an hour (and Madrid has one of the world’s best underground systems). Then I saw this video and since then I have I gone into Zen mode. I don’t moan or complain anymore.

School Ladders (photo from video)

I just say to myself how lucky I am. My gripes were nothing more than that of a privileged urbanite who has no idea as to what lengths other people have to go to in order to get an education.

Climbing to School (photo from Video)

It’s an amazing short video.

http://youtu.be/X4JHeuX_KMI

See in English:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9FqEfznQAQ

Author: Adam

My name is Adam. I have a degree in Chinese History from SOAS and a masters in International Politics focused on China from the same university. I have travelled around China 9 times and since 2000 I have travelled every year for two months. I guess I kind of like the place!

One thought on “Sangzi Village Hunan Province: And I thought my Journey to class was bad”

  1. Amazing video. It reminded me of my own childhood story which is very similar though not as poignant. We had to walk about a mile and a half through dark mosquito infected rubber plantations, sometimes being chased by the villagers’ dogs, sometimes having to outrun the bees after disturbing their nests. Nobody could imagine that I am the product of growing up in the jungles of North Borneo.

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