Things I have learned in Shenzhen:
— it gets surprisingly cold here…because you’re a lot further from the equator than you think you are.
— you can be in the most fancy modern shopping mall and still only have the option of squat toilets.
— beef tendons are a food.
— road rules are guidelines if that; put two cars on the same road and they will play chicken to get right of way.
— children are seen more at night than in the daytime.
— fish lips are a food.
— hawkers will stop their car on a corner and park, open the boot and sell their stuff for as long as they can. Other drivers steer around them.
— drives are constantly cutting each other off and honking, but no one seems to get angry or bear a grudge about it. People are simultaneously aggressive and patient.
— the right way to be a pedestrian is to step out when your light is green and studiously ignore any drivers who are trying to run you over. Odds are they won’t.