Traffic in China

You’ve probably heard that traffic in China is crazy. By western standards, it certainly is crazy. I’ve been here since September though, and I’m becoming numb. In addition, I recently travelled to India for a friend’s wedding. Traffic in India is a complete disaster. It makes me think everything is perfectly ordinary here in China. In any case, I give you this video so you can judge for yourselves.

Every time I look out the office window at the street below, it makes me laugh. Someone, a driver, a pedestrian, a cyclist, is always doing something ridiculous. If you find yourself studying in China this summer, and you’re homesick or frustrated by your Mandarin studies, just take a look at the traffic outside your window. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face.