This reflects the remainder of my trip through China. China denies any access to both facebook and wordpress, so I couldn’t update the blog.
City streets are really fascinating for me, and Chengdu is no different. It has these huge, wide boulevards (even bigger than ones in Beijing–and XXXtine tells me way bigger than ones in NY). There are so many people that the sidewalks, side of the road, and even the roads themselves, are packed with people, bikes, motorbikes, buses, cars, taxis, you name it. Walking in China is also an adventure because–though technically pedestrians have the right of way–the main rule of the road is Get Where You’re Going as Fast as You Can, Preferably Without Killing Anyone. This means that half the time, people don’t pay attention to pesky things like lanes–even into oncoming traffic. A honk means GET OUT OF THE WAY, and you better do it fast or someone’s gonna run you over.
I always did like my adventure.