Upon your first task of crossing a street in China, you quickly realize it is much different from home, wherever that may be…well aside from India maybe?
I’m only speculating, but I would think most madmen the world over, were first Chinese bus drivers. Some of our most exhilarating experiences thus far have involved buses and their passing attempts, flying at 50 km/H in a left lane passing maneuver with a blind curve less than 20 meters ahead. Do they pull quickly back over at the sight of the blind curve? Hell no! We ride through the blind curve, blazing with reckless abandon. I suppose the ditch to the side of the road is considered an emergency lane or something.
Despite the chaos of it all…we already feel ourselves enveloped in a desensitizing cloak, now accustomed and I dare say a dangerous sort of confidence. Crossing lanes and walkways at Tsukiji Fish Market now looks like a dream. Welcome to the jungle!