Driving The Streets of Punyu

Man, I thought driving on the streets of Shanghai was scary. However, Punyu and Gungzhou is at least twice as scary. While I am visiting my childhood home, I have access to a full time car and driver who can take me anywhere I want to go. It’s not as glamorous as it sound. The car doesn’t really give off that VIP look. However, it sure is a lot of fun!

So far, we’ve been visiting a lot of historic sites and eating. One thing about the Chinese. We love to eat! I’m pretty sure I’ve gain weight on this trip. In the video below, I show you the type of traffic you can expect if you decided to take a trip here. Crossing the street can make your entire life flash before you eyes!


27 thoughts on “Driving The Streets of Punyu”

  1. Paul U says:

    I didn’t see anything scary about it. it is just common.

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    1. Ryan McLean says:

      You better make sure you tread carefully
      We don’t want you dying while over in china
      Take care of yourself John

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  2. Arfan says:

    hahha thats not that badd,

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    1. LOL yea try driving in markham lol!!! I have to get one of these flip HD things – they do sweeeet video

      1. Arfan says:

        hahaha Markham, yeah they amazing I want to grab one as well too =) wonder if we can get these from some local stores?

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  3. Tea Reviews says:

    Ha, that’s nothing really – try crossing the street in Hanoi rush hour sometime!

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  4. Joe says:

    Wow what’s with the ditches on the side of the road in the neighborhood? What if your tire got stuck in one?

    1. The ditches you see on the side is the sewer system. I am from St. Lucia and the roads are very similar. The ditches usually lead to a river or the ocean where your garbage is sent out to who knows where. hmmm great.

      To most people the video looks like a regular street. The only difference is there are no clear visible markings on the street, no cross walk, no speed limit posted and its like looks like everyone is driving by their own rules and standards. To me that’s a deadly mix and the wrong move or not paying enough attention could cost you your life.

      Julien Jean-Pierre

  5. Darin Carter says:

    ha ha ha, go to the bahamas … or even better, costa rica!

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    1. fas says:

      Or better still India :p

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  6. Wow, every time I see new footage or photos of China, it becomes more and more apparent how the use of vehicles is growing everyday.

    I remember seeing older photos from the 90’s or even 80’s and pretty much everyone was on a bike or walking.

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  7. Mortgage Guy says:

    The narrow lane was scary. What if another car came from opposite?

  8. reminds me of the traffic I experiences in India and even to an extent South America in some areas…its insane!! People complain about traffic in L.A/NYC/etc but be happy its not worse lol…

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  9. At least there is a center line, I’ve seen worse.

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  10. Tran Harry says:

    I seen videos of the streets in Vietnam crossing that seems unbelievable.
    I saw the locals on video crossing like it was nothing.

  11. Silvia says:

    Are there any rules regulating the traffic?And for cyclists?

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  12. It’s not too bad traffic. At least the traffic is not extremely fast. Hope you enjoyed your stay there.

    Peter Lee

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  13. Ben Pei says:

    Man food in china is just awesome.. Whether you enjoy food hunting or not.. Its the place to be!

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  14. Agent 001 says:

    Video not available. John please check. I want to see the video.

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  15. Essai Selvan says:

    The streets are just as in my Village. But Our market is better than this. (sometime 😉 )

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  16. Silvia says:

    Wanted to show this funny video to my girl-friend.But something has happened to it.

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  17. Isn´t there a light to stop the traffic? That really looks like a problem.

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  18. That is a really scary traffic!

  19. Silvia says:

    I think that is funny traffic.They can not go fast,it is not risky.

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  20. Was everyone doing the speed limit? Some people seemed to be driving slow as hell!

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  21. Silvia says:

    It is better to go by bike there or just walk.

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  22. mike says:

    I would love to visit there one day.

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