Nanjing city Centre

Trip Start Oct 07, 2012
Trip End Dec 14, 2012

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Flag of China  , Jiangsu,
Friday, October 19, 2012

Went into Nanjing centre on the number D2 bus. Oh my the buses are crowded! stood all the way into town about 40 mins maybe.

Passed the area where the Youth Olympics will be held, they are building a tube between there and city centre.

The weather is hot - really hot - yest still the locals wear jumpers and coats! The streets are busy; there are trucks, buses, cars, bikes and bicyces and so many people everywhere! and the bikes, and more bikes!!! Really need eyes in back of head when crossing a road here. the lights change so its meant to be ok to walk but the vehicles just keep coming... from all directions!!!  It makes being in a city even more tiring, yet the locals seem to just take it in their stride - they just keep walking, or stand in the middle of the road while a truck passes closely by to one side while a bus passes closely on the other. The Yangtze bridge was packed, again so many vehicles, it seems there's a special lane for bikes and bicyles, and its odd to see the occasional one going over on the wrong side against all the other traffice - its crazy!

There is a nice mix of large retail shops, small shops and street merchants which makes it very interesting. but hmmm mcd's, kfc and pizza hut pop up in a few places! typical!!!

Was offered green tea in one of the shops. I find it strange that i like it when i dislike tea at home so much!!

anyway its late i am tired and i am going to post this

hope you enjoy :)

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