Shenqiaocun (沈桥村) on the edge of Suzhou is a little town caught between two highways. I like the scenery, but Eva doesn’t. We ask a guy who walks passed us what life is like: “外地人多，偷东西呀” (Lots of non-local people, steal stuff.)
Lots of the house owners don’t live here anymore and rent their houses to non-locals, who often have food stalls they drive to the city streets in the evening.
Several houses display signs for rental (出租房), with rents somewhere between 200-300 RMB per month (30-45 USD).