This is part of my Travel Series.
RUSH HOUR IS NUTS, WORSE THAN WHAT I’VE EXPERIENCED
Can I just show you my video of how crazy rush hour is in the morning? This was around 8 a.m. in the morning:
They moved like cattle in a queue, through this kind of endless maze, shuffling like penguins.
Once you get through that queue, you have to still go into another queue inside the station itself:
…before you can get down the stairs to get to the trains where there’s another queue to get onto the train itself:
You can’t see all the people jam packed in there because of the large columns, but it is PACKED.
PACKED full of folks waiting to get onto the train.
I will never complain about Toronto rush hour again.
THEY BIKE A LOT, BUT NOT AS MUCH AS BEFORE
As bikes are a big thing here, so are service centers to repair them:
The kids start learning at a young age which is pretty cool:
There are also shops that are right outside of people’s homes.
Here are two shopowners (left one is construction, the right one is a vegetable seller), playing checkers during the day:
This is a seamstress outside of her home with a client dropping by in her PJs:
And here’s another one with a van selling fabric scraps (recycling for the win!):
Other shady businesses include selling illegal Apple i-Things:
Their “stores” are cardboard boxes that fold up easily to hide the evidence of an illegal scam happening, and they always have a lookout who whistles to warn them.
They have 4 or 5 in a row, and are ALWAYS suspicious of everyone looking at them.