Day 372 in Beijing: No Horses.


No horses or no swimming?  Either way, I'm staying out of the water!

No horses or no swimming? Either way, I’m staying out of the water!

This isn’t actually Chinglish but I’m going to categorize it as Chinglish anyway.

It’s my blog and I can do what I want.


This is actually a sign that shows that swimming is prohibited.

As you’ve seen from my blog, people swim here all the time.

I don’t think you could pay me enough to get in this water.

Maybe the old timers have built up a resistance to it but I’d be heading for every antibiotic available if I fell into this canal.

It is very nice to walk by but swimming is a different story.

We were hanging with our friend, Rachel, when we saw it and she immediately stated, “No horses allowed!”

We looked at it and started laughing and agreed that it seemed to be a sign that could be interpreted that way.

Honestly, if I was a horse, I wouldn’t want to be allowed in this water either so maybe that is what is meant by the sign.

By the way, we see horse drawn fruit and veggie carts around this area about once every few days.

It is always fun to see horses cruising around a city of 25,000,000 people.

It reminds us of how, until recently, that was the major mode of transportation in China.

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