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Bizzare Things on The Streets – Guide to Living in Beijing, China

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Every country has something unusual and unique to show the world. Living in China gives me a chance to see something strange and unusual for me every day. So what are the things that seemed weird to me lately?

Car colors.

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In Beijing you see quite a bit of bizarre colored cars, this is just a really simple example.

Outfits.

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The fashion of Beijing streets make me go “What the heck is that?” all time. Well, I can’t call myself a Goddess of fashion, but simple jeans and a tee can do better…

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Parking.

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I will not mention car parking as it is not much more special than in other countries. Car parking in China is just stop anywhere you like and walk. Now the bigger deal is Mobike/Bicycle parking. Now it is not just abandoning a bike but making sure no one else can get it.

Means of transport.

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In China people would drive/ride anything if they can attach wheals. I mean it – ANYTHING.

Outdoor hair salons.

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There is a lady that I pass by every morning. Every day she would stand under the bridge of ring road and offer people a haircut. A Haircut. Bizarre! Just under the bridge. She gets quite a few clients by the way.

Weird shops.

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I guess this is more of a Japanese influence. They have got shops here in Beijing, which sell really scary and weird stuff. And this is kind of a kid’s store…

Food.

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Seems like in China anything can be eaten. Wangfujing food street proves it. Snakes, star fish, scorpio – I had an entire post on it.

Everything connected to 4.

The unluckiest number in China is 4. Just because the transcription sound like “death” in Chinese. Therefore, there is no 4th floor here, just as there is no row 44 on planes.

Now we are renting an apartment on the floor, which is considered 4th  it is much cheaper than other apartment because it is here… Back In the days, I used to live in the hotel on the 4th floor , which was dedicated for staff members only as you cannot accommodate a guest on the 4th floor.

Best advice.

For the entire month of April I was extremely sick. My cough just would not go away. The only advice I got from everyone was to drink some water. If I have headache – drink water. In case my leg is hurting – drink water. Even during my doctor appointment, her best advice was drink water.

Now I have noticed something else, if anyone complains to me about something, I also say  to drink water… What is happening to me?

Spelling.

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So we had a team outing not that long ago. We order a cake in one of the cake shops of Beijing. We actually gave them a paper stating what they need to write on top of the cake. So guess what? When we came for dinner and opened cake, we were so surprised as it was Ama Zing, instead of amazing…

When you are in Beijing you can see funny boards quite often. It can actually be entertaining.

What are the bizarre things that you see while travelling? Is there anything that made you laugh in other countries or just not understand?

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