|Migrant workers ride motorbike heading to home for Spring Festival. (Photo/People's Daily)|
The annual travel rush prior to the lunar New Year has begun in China, during which 3.6 million trips are expected to be made via trains, airplanes, and coaches or other transportations.
Go home by motorbike
To beat travel rush, 200,000 migrant workers in Guangdong province decided to go home by motorbikes for Spring Festival. These motorbike riders were heading back to neighboring regions and provinces including Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan and Sichuan. Wearing warm coats, kneelets, helmets, gloves riding on the motorway, they have become a new scenery in the Spring Festival travel rush.
Go home riding a horse
Yao Shaoshuang, a horse riding instructor, has become Internet sensation after he was spotted riding a horse to go home for family reunion. He said he wanted to surprise his wife and parents-in-law this way. He failed to buy the train ticket, so he decided to ride horse to go home instead.
Travel along the way home
Ms. Sun, a school teacher in south China’s Shenzhen, failed to buy direct train tickets to north China’s Shenyang for her and her 7-year-old daughter. So she decided to take another itinerary which allows them travel in eight cities in six provinces. Six train tickets and a cruise tickets cost her 1337.5 yuan, more than twice the cost of the direct train ticket. She said she will take this 12-day trip as a travel experiences with her daughters.
Go home by tricycle
Traffic police in Dezhou, north China’s Shandong province seized an agricultural tricycle carrying a family of 12 people including elders and children. They were from Tianjin to Anhui for Spring Festival. But according to traffic rules, that kind of vehicle is not allowed for carrying so many people, so they were advised to take local coach to home finally.
More and more people have turned to car pool to go home because they want to escape the nightmare of ticket buying. To clear people’s worries about riding with strangers, the traffic authorities suggest the driver and passengers sign an agreement, buy insurance and check each other’s ID beforehand.
Go home on foot
Five college students from Hunan started their journey on foot on Jan. 12; it took them 10 days to finish the 400-kilometer journey home. Liu Fei, one of them, said she will store her shoes she wore on the way to mark this memorable journey.