We have been taking lots of taxis here and there, or the shuttle that is provided by our building. It gives me the chance to take pictures of what is going on outside.
While there’s just general traffic here – it is a city of 15 million people – most drivers are doing the right thing. I would say, just from observing, that being on offense is the name of the game, and shoving your way into a lane is acceptable. (We have bought a car from a family heading to a different post, but can’t drive it until we get our local drivers licenses.)
Yesterday, we were on the way to the kids’ gymnastics class and we saw this brave, balanced man driving a television somewhere, using only the back of his bike and some well-tied rope.
He didn’t look worried, he wasn’t in a hurry, and I feel pretty confident he made it there all in one piece. While I’m rarely surprised to see anything being transported by bicycle, in Brazil, or in China, it is always fun to see it in action.
Check out what this Chinese bicyclist was able to do! Steady there, buddy!