After seeing pictures of these children from Wuzhou, Guangxi who travel to school every day on the ruins of a bridge that collapsed during a flood, you’ll never want to complain about your morning commute again.
The students choose to travel on these flimsy bamboo rafts to school because the alternate walking route is apparently even more treacherous.
Authorities still haven’t taken security measures to fix the bridge after the flood, which happened in January, but local residents continue to walk across the dangerous bridge nonetheless.
As you’d expect, these Wuzhou children aren’t the only ones in rural China who face a rough commute on the way to class. Students from this small village in Xiangxi must scale a 10-meter high cliff every day in order to get to school, while grandparents in this mountainous Guangxi village spend 6 hours each day sending their grandchildren to and from school on horseback.
Previously on Shanghaiist: Villagers create novel device to help students cross river and go to school
[Images via Huanqiu]
By Sharon Choi