Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Things I love about China.

These kinds of signs are at almost every intersection.  What I love is the idea that signs will control traffic!  Who should be courteous and observant?  The pedestrians?  Who is crossing aggressively? It's a mystery to me!

On the bus.  Petty crime is common on buses.

Skiing in China!  It looks as though the "slope" ends at the road.  It doesn't.  It ends in the lake that you can't see in the picture!  There is nothing to stop you from plunging into the lake.  China is not for weaklings!

I love the creative and can-do spirit that will move this heavy piece of furniture on a bike cart.

I love the  guard uniforms at the consulate.  Every type of guard in China wears these long coat and every time I see them, I think of the Wicked Witch of the West castle guards.

I love that we have a consulate here where we can do paperwork if we need to!  As we did last week. Only three hours for what would have been a ten minute visit in the US!

Street food.  Just the best.

Two pictures of one place that I don't like.  CarreFour.  A huge grocery store that is crowded, loud and just not fun.  Why do I go there?  One reason-to buy cheese.  It's one of the few places where you actually can buy cheese in China.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I like the pedestrian sign--it makes sense though. I discovered while living there that the larger vehicles always have the right of way, so if a bike or pedestrian crosses out of turn, it's their fault because they should be watching out for the bigger vehicles. So different than our mindset her in the US.