Day 388 in Beijing: Crazy Cab.


The view from the backseat.

The view from the backseat.

I recently took a cab for work.

I was on the suburbs of Beijing and needed to get back to downtown in a hurry.

The taxi drivers tend to take their time, since they don’t get tips in China, and that means they can make more money.

The taxis are so cheap, I don’t really care about a few more nickels or dimes.

This guy had a different idea of how to drive.

He kept the pedal to the medal and basically drove on the shoulder the whole time that he could.

On the freeway he was changing lanes and cruising through traffic like he was a fish in water.

He noticed me taking a video and started laughing.

Strangely enough,  I felt more safe with him than the slow drivers that don’t seem to really be paying attention.

This guy was like Mario Andretti and knew exactly where to go, what to do, and how to get it done.

It was actually a lot of fun.

Although, like almost every cab in Beijing, there aren’t any seat belts.

Sorry to scare you, once again, mom.


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