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Travel: What it’s like to visit China – Working in China

This is part of my Travel Series.




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.



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.

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