February 04, 2005

Guilin 4


when I first saw these countdowns at intersections, I thought what a great idea. You would know exactly how many seconds you have to cross a street. The catch is that the intersections are insane. Like 6-8 way intersections and sometimes you have the light but there are cars turning in your direction anyway. And bikes and scooters go whenever they want to.

Some busy streets in Guilin had no traffic signals. So you had to just cross sections of the street when the traffic somwhat slowed down. For the most part, cars in Guilin did yield to peds, a welcome change from HK drivers where they act like they have no regard for human life. Prices for petro are much less than they are for HK- almost half. In HK, it costs about $1.40 USD a liter.

Cars in Guilin also drive on the sidewalk at times which was a bit unnerving for me.

Posted by Christine at February 4, 2005 10:01 PM