Shagouzen, China, 5 hours bus trip from Shanghai.My first trip to the Chinese countryside days before the New Year of The Dragon. Freezing cold temperatures, but amazingly welcoming warm people, completely different than the people of Shanghai where the daily battle to survive has converted them into mechanical machines of making money at any cost. During my time in the village I understood why the government said once that it will take 300 years to modernize China. What I'm not really sure is if these people really want to be "modernized". That indiscriminate modernization will definitely corrupt their souls. Special thanks to the locals who allowed me to intrude into their life.