Are you wondering what this set of photo’s has to do with the Weekly Photo Challenge Adventure? Adventure is defined as, “an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity”. Riding in a taxi, pedicabs, or even riding a bike in China is an adventure. It can and has been hazardous at times.
Since moving to this part of China 2 1/2 years ago we have not only witnessed many accidents; but, some of us have even been a part of the accidents. As incredible as this might sound, we have also been the reason for the accidents. More on this in a bit.
I picked a nice hot afternoon to go and try to get the following snapshots. There is usually no traffic in the middle of the day. Yay! Look at this snap shots I took with the iPhone 4s. What’s missing?
Why have we been the reason for accidents? It’s simple really, we are foreigners! At times we are still the object of curiosity. I believe we are all very good about playing along and waving and saying hello in both English and Chinese. Lastly, we have found that just like any other country, we win hearts by cooing over the little ones. There is one thing to be said about China, they LOVE little kids!
So, did you figure out what is missing? That’s right, we don’t have stop signs, yield signs, or much in the way of directional signs. We do have stop lights at the main hub of our intersections of town. For the most part those lights are observed. As for the rest of the side streets, it’s basically who ever gets to an intersection first!
We have traffic signs or road signs in my beloved USA. What about in your country, are there any traffic signs where you’re from?