In Career, Stories, Travel, Travel Series

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

This is part of my Travel Series.

RUSH HOUR IS NUTS, WORSE THAN WHAT I’VE EXPERIENCED

Insanity!

Beijing-China-Traffic-Rush-Hour-Morning

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:

Beijing-China-Traffic-Rush-Hour-Morning-3

…before you can get down the stairs to get to the trains where there’s another queue to get onto the train itself:


Beijing-China-Traffic-Rush-Hour-Morning-2

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

Beijing-China-Photograph-Bicycles-Metro-Station

As bikes are a big thing here, so are service centers to repair them:

Beijing-China-Photograph-Stall-Bike-Shop-Repair

The kids start learning at a young age which is pretty cool:

Beijing-China-Photograph-Stall-Bike-Shop-Kids-Repair

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:

Shanghai-China-Photograph-Home-Playing-Chess-Vendors

 

This is a seamstress outside of her home with a client dropping by in her PJs:

Shanghai-China-Photograph-Seamstress-Street-Shop-Work

And here’s another one with a van selling fabric scraps (recycling for the win!):

Shanghai-China-Photograph-Store-Van-Old-Fabric-Scraps

Other shady businesses include selling illegal Apple i-Things:

Beijing-China-Photograph-Criminal-Reselling-Apple-Goods

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.

Share Tweet Pin It +1

Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

You may also like

Previous PostLiving my life on credit -- The Freelancer's Way
Next PostIn the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

In a nutshell…

Save. Spend. Splurge.
[ wealth. style. minimalism. ]

——

MOST DEBT: cleared $60K in 18 months

MONEY: Hit $1M personal net worth At 36

NEW GOAL: $1M in invested assets

FAVOURITE DAY: payday

HATES: being late & lazy people

SOCIAL: Instagram @saverspender

DRINKS: homemade matcha lattes

SLEEPS: on a 100% cotton U.S.-made futon

WRITES: Books (also available on Amazon).

BEAUTY: swears by Paula’s Choice

——

…but you can read more about me , browse my index of posts, or get in touch with me, talk to me directly on Instagram, and of course, ask me anything here.

$35 The Wealth Building Tool

Like a Boss Library (Sherry’s Books)

Referral Codes

Free Money Surveys
[ Use this link ]



Webhosting
[ saverspender ]



Shopping Cashback
[ Use this link ]



Clothing Resale


[ SHERRYISH ]



Private Lending
[ 7b03f0 ]



No-Fee Banking
[ 32726976S1 ]



Discount Brokerage
[ o0soehds ]



Social media scheduler
[ saverspender ]



Blog Ad Network
[ Use this link ]



Disclosure

Save. Spend. Splurge. uses affiliate links from Shopstyle, and Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com or ShopStyle. In addition to these, any referrals on the page will result in revenue if used such as BlueHost.

In English: If you click on a link, I could get a small commission, typically a few cents. And if you use a referral code, I could get anywhere from $10 – $70 for it. Thank you for your kind support!

Also, I am not a professional investment advisor or money manager by any means.

I am just a woman who loves money, talking about money, and making money.

All opinions expressed on this blog are personal and for entertainment value. Take them with a grain of salt and always consult a professional when in doubt.