Beijing is one giant parking lot at rush hour
Looking at the meter, its been exactly 11 minutes since I fist climbed
into this taxi, but we’ve only gone two km, and all of that at a crawl.
OK, so you may not be impressed, fighting the same traffic on your way to
work each morning, but this is midnight, on Tuesday, and unlike America,
less than 10% of the Chinese population owns a car. As it is, before they
even get near multiple-car families, I can’t even begin to describe the
gridlock on Beijing’s streets at rush hour cuz I do everything imaginable
to stay off the roads during those times.
I am lucky enough in my job to cruise in around 10am, after the main
Soon, I’ll be able to completely avoid the entire mess, for I’ll be