There are a lot of things I discovered on the road, which I don't think I can learn through train ride. Although train ride saves a lot of time and don't risk getting stuck in traffic jam, the road trip experience is priceless. One thing I cannot forget is...... I SAW A BIRD GOT ELECTROCUTED ON THE POWER POLE ANCHOR!!!! The journey begin to get a little boring... and suddenly there was something glittery, sparkling and shining on the power pole anchor. I waited until the car passed by the scene and then I got a clearly view of a bird struggling while electrocuted. It's such a pity.... I hope the birdie is happy now in heaven.
We stopped by Wu Fang Zhai, a place which sells Chinese dumpling shop at a R&R site. This place opens 24 hours and has variety of flavors for you to choose from.
I choose the salted egg yolk, which is my favorite!!!!
If you're not a fan of dumplings, there are a lot of other food for you to choose from.... herbal tea eggs, fried chicken, smelly tofu, etc..
If you ever stop by this R&R on your road trip, don't ever buy the coffee however tempting it is. I thought it would be a good idea to get myself a cup of coffee to keep myself awake during the road trip, but it turned out to be the worst idea. I had slight stomache. Lucky enough, it only got worse when we reached Suzhou, so I managed to go to the toilet in the hotel just in time.
It was quite a pleasant journey. The highway was smooth and not bumpy. I will do a longer route. Perhaps from Shanghai to Beijing?