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Bustling Beijing

人山人海 (rén shān rén hǎi): a Chinese phrase literally translating to “people mountain people sea”, or “packed”. With 21,150,000 people, my goodness is Beijing rén shān rén hǎi. Walking around Peking University campus everyday, is like walking down Oxford Street during the sales, everyone fighting to get to their favourite shop (canteen), or scrambling to find their much needed shoes (bike) amongst the masses. I recently experienced my first ‘crash and lodge into the side of another bike’ collision – Katie Melua’s song ‘9 million bicycles in Beijing’ was spot on.