Monthly Archives: May 2011
You see any dust or debris on that street? No you don’t ! Not on his watch.
Maybe it was Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai? Daoist master Lao Zi? Smokey Bear? Kung Fu Panda? Whoever it was is a sage for the ages.
Flat tires, that is. In this city of 5 million cars, most of the major streets have dedicated bicycle lanes, and you still see these bike-repair shops on corners all over the city.
In related news, according to today’s China Daily newspaper: ‘The Beijing municipal administration for industry and commerce recently posted an announcement on its website, asking outdoor advertisers to self-evaluate and rectify by April 15 advertisements that are against regulations. It … Continue reading
So I’m on the fence regarding the look of the Sanlitun SOHO mega-mega-mega apartment complex in Beijing. Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and opened in 2010, large one-bedrooms rent for about USD $1,500 a month, and I saw a … Continue reading
I love how this street market meat seller puffs away on her cigarette while ignoring her customer. Not to worry: Her pork is famous the neighborhood ’round for that addictive smoky flavor.
This vendor meets all my criteria for street food, which admittedly aren’t all that high. Interestingly tasty food at a cheap price with what I can rationalize to be a relatively clean operation.