But he can sure ride a bike! I just returned from spending two weeks abroad in Seoul, S. Korea, Shanghai and Beijing, China and damn, what an adventure. With the success of capitalism in the People’s Republic of China, the scores of bicycles have been replaced by electric scooters and motorcycles. I was hard pressed to even find one Flying Pigeon! Here, traffic signals and road signs are mere suggestions. Riding a motorcycle on the sidewalk into oncoming foot traffic? No problem. Make a U-turn during rush hour traffic against a red light? Pfft, what red light? However, after observing this choreographed ballet on crack of bikes, scooters, pedestrians and vehicles, I never saw one accident!
A couple note-worthy observations:
- The air pollution sucks. balls.
-The South Koreans and Chinese are more afraid of fire than Godzilla and Mothra combined! I’ve never seen so many fire extinguishers.
- Local beer is cheap. Like $0.75 cents US.
- Food is cheap, too. And damn good!
- Bad Engrish is alive and well. Seriously, I should start a translation consulting company or something.
- Shanghai loves Capitalism. Beijing loves Communism. Government minders were around. Watch what you ask and say in certain places.
- At 4A.M. when partying with Russian mafia types who are in “logistics” it is best to refrain from inquiring where they procured the hookers. “Those are our girlfriends…”
- Construction on The Great Wall commenced around 200 B.C. Shit is old.
More Bad Engrish
You say Angle. I say Angel. What’s the diff?
Every city has one. WTF is this guy?
So damn good…soup filled dumplings. Whole meal as shown? $5.00 US.
This is just a few years old…