My rickshaw to go home

Beijing is a town with plenty of taxis which are normally available and kind to drive you home at anytime. Unfortunately, it exists a complicated timeslot: from 10pm to midnight – just after end of subway lines.

I didn’t have the chance to find a taxi after 20/25 min so I started to discuss with rickshaw driver who waited on the street. He agreed to drive me from Sanlitun to Shuangjing. We started to bargain and as I knew the taxi price, I didn’t want to pay more than 25 RMB. I got at the end the drive for 20 RMB.

That was how the adventure started…. Inside of his rickshaw didn’t look like any other public transport that I was used to. Seat was really unconfortable and back to the road. I was not able to enjoy the sightseeing and most of all can’t keep watch on the crazy driver. It was ok as the maximum speed was 25 km/h. You should not be in a hurry if you take this kind of transport.

Rickshaw driver in Beijing View from the seat of the rickshaw

Note that Beijing’s roads are not smooth – I jumped on my seat on each bump and hole.

View from the window on Beijing's highway

This is really a public transport that you should use if any taxi is available and on a short track… Next test – Rickshaw with a guy who pedals on his bike :)