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TL;DR – China vs Korea

June 6, 2014

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So, we tend to do these TL;DRs whenever we come back from traveling. We’ve done them on Australia, Japan, Europe, and Toronto. Now for one on Beijing and China. Hooray! I’m sure we’ll do one comparing LA’s Koreatown to Korea’s, umm, Koreacountry when we get back at the end of the month!

Back to Beijing, though, apart from the things we mentioned, there were a few other things we found interesting that we hope maybe you could help shed some light on.

Namely, we spoke with one of the event organizers at the conference we were attending. She’s a German girl living in Beijing. We asked her if she has a similar experience to us, in that Korean people often ask us if we’re American. She said no, people in Beijing often ask her if she’s Russian. Russian saram? Russian saram!? We asked her if there was the same kind of connotation there with asking a girl if she’s Russian as there is here in Korea, and she was totally shocked. So, for those of you in the know…is there a similar connotation in Beijing and China, or is it just what we’re experiencing here in Korea?

Another difference we found in Beijing: taxis. They’re still pretty cheap like taxis in Seoul, but it seems so much harder to get a taxi in Beijing than it is here. We only got into a Rickshaw after waiting for 20 minutes and not getting any taxis at all. I’m glad we didn’t get a taxi that night, though, because it was an absolutely wonderful experience and I’d gladly ride those instead of taxis for the rest of my life. SOOO FUN! We also saw a lot of “black cars” or something along those lines: black cars would stop in front of us and ask us where we’re going, but our guide would ignore them and only try to get the regular taxis, supposedly because the black cars aren’t licensed or something like that. Anyone have more info on this? We never experienced anything like that in Seoul.

Anyhow, we’d love to hear what you guise think. For those of you who have been to Beijing, what was your experience like, and what was different? We’d love to go to Beijing again. The food alone is reason for us to go. Korea: y u no have Chinese food here? YOU’RE SO CLOSE! Bring me some deep fried beans! Do it!

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  1. Ah, shirtlessness. You know it’s summer in Ireland when you’ve seen men ages 12 – 90, toned or beer-bellied, strolling around without shirts. Any day when it’s not raining and moderate temperature means that it’s time to go to the beach or chill in your front garden with a six-pack. The other day, I looked out my window to see what my dog was barking at and saw my 40-something-year-old neighbour with a beer-belly shirtless. I’m sure you can imagine how fabulous that sight was.
    I think the Irish just get excited when there’s some sun though. We’re like little kids when it snows (I’m still like this but to be fair it hardly ever snows in Ireland).
    I don’t see girls going around in bikinis though, it just seems to be the boys.

    2 years ago
  2. Here in Puerto Rico guys can be shirtless around their own home…some don’t care to show the beer belly but you can’t go into a store or mall shirtless…so is safe there

    2 years ago
  3. Shirtlessness in Israel is more common than in the rest of the middle east becaust there is a secular majority. Traditiona/orthodox religious people be it Jews or Muslims are not keen on exposing their bodies. Generally you will encounter it in more acceptable places such as the gym or the beach. Sometimes you would, on a really hot day, see construction workers shirtless as well.
    Regarding to driving in china….. oh man…. been there, done that survived and was scared most of the time. Even crossing the road is a life danger. Ive been in china for a month and during that time i have seen at least 4 accident involving delivery mopeds and cars.

    2 years ago
  4. In the UK (i’m in England) it’s farily normal to see blokes with their shirts off if it’s very sunny outside or maybe if they’re running round playing football or something at a park. That said it’s more like there’s a time and a place for shirtlessness like if you try to go into a fancy pants resturant with your shirt off it’s probbaly not gonna happen.

    2 years ago
  5. I am from Merica. So people are without shirts all the time. Especially in Texas, where I am from, it can get up to like 115F in the summer, so you will see boys with out a shirt, and girls in bikinis, or just a sports bra. Doesn’t matter if they even have a beer belly. Those bellies are giggling for everyone to see.

    2 years ago
  6. Please come to Hong Kong, if you have times :) SO MANY NASTIES IS WAITING FOR YOU

    2 years ago
  7. I’ve wanted to someday visit China. Not sure where (or when, because what am I doing with my life *sobs*) but everything I’ve heard about Beijing, on top of what was said in this TL:DR comparison is deterring me from Beijing… Can’t be all that bad… right? ; u;

    I have a shirtless story to tell! Story time! I’m from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) so back when I lived in Markham, there was this kid from my school who lived down the street from me, so whenever I walked home from school in the afternoon during the summer, I would almost always see his dad mowing or watering his lawn in just his shorts. JUST his shorts. No shoes, no shirt, just… lawn service (ahh, jokes). This was on a daily basis. I wonder how he’s doing now…
    As you mentioned in your video, you don’t really get shirtless people in Toronto unless it’s hot and it’s a (rowdy) festival. But shirtless guys at festivals are usually painted on so… yeah.

    2 years ago
  8. It’s cold in Washington for pretty much 90% of the time. But when it starts to get warm, about 60s and 70s, some shirts will come off on high schoolers boy. Otherwise, mostly dressed.

    I went to Ukraine on a VBS trip a couple years back, and the air was nice there. It was summer and HOT!!! So many shirtless men and scantily dressed women! I joined them, trying to stay cool. The beach… lots of nakedness and no shame……

    Question: Would you allow a hedgehog in your coffee shop? ;) Are hedgies even allowed in Korea?

    2 years ago
  9. As an American living in Vietnam, I am constantly asked if Im Russian. I asked my husband if it meant the same thing as it does in Korea and he was surprised. He told me that historically Vietnam and USA havent always been super friendly and that Russians often would go on trips to Vietnam WAY more than Americans would (my guess because of Vietnam (and China’s) Communist governments have had a lot of exposure to Russia). Maybe its a similar deal in China?

    Also, having been to Shanghai, China and India, I can say that driving in India is X1000 times more horrifying. I was riding in a rickshaw and a SUPER PACKED bus pulled up next to us and someone vomited out a window mere inches from my head.

    2 years ago
  10. Driving in China is a FREAKIN NIGHTMARE. Even when you are in the taxi you are on the edge of your seats. Also those scooter drives just weave in and out. People in China driving are scary as hell.

    Yeah, Beijing’s air quality is really bad, even the people in the city themselves said it was bad.

    The Shirt thing is all over china really. Many of the building and homing complexes don’t have those rectangular air conditioning things, but this is just one of the many reasons. My old study abroad mates told me that one guy did that and wore slippers at a KFC late at night. They were laughing hysterically.

    Shanghai is very similar in the shady nighttime “taxi” thing.. I was with a classmate when we were hanging out with a group at the Bundt and we got separated from our group that night (we were studying abroad). Being that my friend was Caucasian, everyone assumed he was tourist. It was also hard to find a good and Honest taxi because we did have those black vans come in and ask us to pay more than two to three times the regular taxi fare. We ended up having to walk three blocks away to find a honest taxi guy who charged us the regular fare and was nice enough to drop us off . Not going to lie, it was kinda scary because also when we were looking for a taxi, a random guy across the street yelled out something in the Shanghai Dialect at us and stared. I think it was because the both of us were just weird looking, a Chinese girl accompanying a Caucasian guy. You can leave your imagination to just imagine the rest. We just ignored him because we were more worried about getting home.

    Go to Shanghai next time! It’s like Beijing, but it is also different and cleaner!

    2 years ago
  11. Congrationalions on the succesful promposal! So cool! >.< And I have to say I had a good laugh at that word :P, I never knew it was a thing.
    Also I wish I could travel as much as you guys! I've been saving for over a year to go to Japan but I recently had to postpone the journey another half year because of my boyfriend's uni schedule (bad uni is bad!). I'm excited to see the Beijing adventures though!
    As for shirtlessness here in the Netherlands. It's not uncommon in hot weather. And since we have miserable weather most of the time, everything above 20 degrees is considered awesome weather! So then you'll start seeing people in t-shirts and shorts and flipflops and bare legs and whenever the temperature permits you might see shirtless guys. Not the belly scratching kind but let me tell you, no 6 packs are required.
    Also a while ago I was taking a walk around a recreational lake near my parents' house and opposite from where kids were playing in the sand was a nudist beach section. Yeah.. that surprised me.. there were like a dozen nude people chilling there..

    2 years ago
  12. oh my goodness. driving in india. im from the south, so i dont know what its like in the north because ive never been there but in kerela (the south) i swear ive only seen one traffic light in the places ive been to. one. out of the whole of kerela. they most use police men and women who control the lanes that can move and which lanes have to stop and thats okay, people still obey that because indian police are quite scary. BUT LANES ARE THE BIGGEST THING OMG. generally theres only one lane for each way you’re going. so you know, you’re driving and theres this really slow truck in front of you, what do you, YOU DRIVING INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC TO OVERTAKE THEM. there are no lane barriers to seperate the two oncoming traffic. my dad usually drives us everywhere and he’s immune to all this and knows how to drive but i always get a heart attack. Also, the roads are horrible! in comparison to a place like dubai (where i currently live) it ridiculous! POTHOLES EVERYWHERE. it feels like a four wheel drive up mountains…

    2 years ago
  13. I normally visit China’s coastal region so its not ‘too’ bad. Also yes, the sessual belly yoo hooing for the cooling is very ingrained and is a strong cultural identifier of mainland China… dad has been in Australia for 22 years and still, come summer… self temperature regulation via the shirt curtains and slapping the tummy like some king kong mating call… sigh…

    2 years ago
  14. Where you recognized by people there? With all the no youtube policy.

    2 years ago
  15. In the US shirts seem to be optional for guys. You know that whole “No shoes, no shirt, no service” yeah that just doesn’t freaking apply at a lot of places. Working outside, runners, ect ect. Swear to God I was on my college campus one day walking near the Union and 6 or 7 guys ran past me in nothing but running shoes and little running shorts. Not gonna lie totally checked them out. I couldn’t get my camera phone on fast enough though…cause they are on the track team.
    Shirts and skins is also used heavily in all sports. I played Ultimate Frisbee with a group of guys and I was one of maybe 3-5 girls. We(girls) would where long sleeves when we played shirts and tank tops/undershirts when we played on the skins side.
    My brother has been an athlete his whole life and for a time worked in manual labor. I think he has a thing against shirts. He never wears one in the house.
    The south is just too hot and humid to worry about who does and doesn’t wear a shirt.
    And tbh…i’m not complaining when the sports teams run by…can i just say that soccer players are well fit man…damn…Equal opportunity ogling.

    2 years ago
  16. as someone who lives near Detroit (and frequents Windsor to see family) i can confirm that there are lots of shirtless people on both sides of the Detroit River, and in the suburbs north of Detroit.

    2 years ago
  17. I went to China for a school trip last year for 2 weeks and I came home with a weird cough afterwards. Otherwise, yes, Beijing had a lot more foreigners and all, but when we were in Tianjin, which is a 3 hour bus ride from Beijing, I saw no foreigner people other than our group. Therefore, we were stared at A LOT and people would come up to us asking for our emails, QQ numbers or to have a picture taken with them. In Beijing that only occurred here and then with the picture taking. Also, in Beijing and Xi’an there were so many people selling random trinkets at every famous site!
    Lastly, I’m planning on doing an internship in Guangzhou next year for three and a half months, so hopefully my lungs with survive the air quality down there. :)

    2 years ago
  18. I live in Vegas. Gets way hot here. I regularly see guys walking around without t-shirts. But I don’t really mind. In fact, I feel bad for them. It’s so hot! And the sun so harsh! It’s just starting. Barely hitting 100(37) degrees, soon it be 110(43). Some days it’s even hotter, I think the official record is 117(47) in 2005.

    2 years ago
  19. i live in america, new york to be specific so yeah. everyones shirtless all the time haha

    2 years ago
  20. My roots lie in China, Beijing and I would go there to visit my family during summer vacation. It’s been a few years since I’ve gone there, but I remember the day I stepped out of the airport, I had trouble breathing. I felt heavy and thought I had a cold because my nose got stuck for a few days. Since I grew up in Belgium (Europe), the air difference was too big. After a few days, I got completely used to it though. After three weeks staying there and walking out of the airport in Belgium, I felt like I was breathing fresh air for like in ages! It felt good, really good.
    About the shirtless, it’s Europe, guys go shirtless during hot days and when the sun is shining, they even go shirtless in the park and girls would go with like a bikini top with super short shorts, sunbathing. So over here it’s totally normal. Guys do it all the time and it’s no surprise anymore seeing girls wear bikini tops around during the summer though really into the city, they mostly wear tanktops or something that doesn’t keep the warmth

    2 years ago
  21. I live in Georgia, and shirtless men is not uncommon. The temperature is also 95-100 most of the summer so you wear as little as possible. And oh the humidity! We’re also right by the beach which makes the whole no shoes, no shirt, no service thing obsolete most places. Korea doesn’t go shirtless, but do they go barefoot?

    2 years ago
  22. Tropical island here so shirtlessness is pretty common, once you are in your own neighbourhood, or are near a beach. Otherwise, men must have a shirt on if you are going into most business places or restaurants. Of course that doesn’t count for the ones near or on the beach. Actually they warn tourists not to go around in bikinis and bathing trunks off the beaches because we are more conservative.

    And driving is not so bad here, just that the roads are very narrow ( due to the island being so small) and lanes are not always marked so you have to be vigilant and make sure that you are in the correct lane. Plus the buses are huge and take up a lot of room. Also even though we are small, we tend not to have very tall buildings. Most places have 3 to 4 floors tops, and the tallest building is the central bank which has 8 or 10 floors. Maybe because we are a limestone/ coral island and cannot support larger buildings?

    2 years ago
  23. I was in Beijing for a week and I have to agree with most of what you said in this video. Number one, the air was horrible. There were things flying in the air the whole time i was there, always looked cloudy never clear. At one point I finally ended up getting sunglasses because something flew into my eyes. That is why I have never understood why people say the air in Korea is bad, cause Ive been here for almost a year and I have never experienced it, it has always seemed clear to me and I have never felt affected by it. Number 2. The driving in Beijing is the worst I have ever seen . I have been in different countries, and not even New York City driving hold up a candle to how bad it is in Beijing. If you want to be at work on time you better leave two or three hours early cause otherwise you won’t make it.Number three. Smoking is allowed everywhere. There are no smoking prohibitions and people can just smoke inside restaurants hotels, pretty much wherever they want. Number four. Guys are really gross in Beijing. I saw it constantly everywhere guys picking their noses. It was just disgusting but it seemed like it was normal. I couldn’t believe it. I had a different experience with the food, not because it was bad, but it took us a while to actually find food that we liked because we went by pictures since everything is in Chinese, and when we did so it didn’t go well. There it was not like Seoul that almost everyone knows basic English. In Beijing no one knew English therefore it was very hard to communicate. Those were the worst things I experienced in Beijing, having said that, I loved it there as well. The architecture was beautiful. I loved the traditional temples, the tea houses, the mall we went to was gorgeous. The most beautiful mall Ive been at. The taxis were harder to come by than in Korea, I agree on that, but everything was very cheap and there were a lot of pretty things. I saw a lot of foreigners but mostly at the touristic places, not that many walking around. Overall I would go back to China. It is a beautiful country.

    2 years ago
  24. Growing up in the desert of Southern California I never understood why my Mom (who is Korean) was so offended whenever we saw a man without a shirt on. I finally went to Korea with her about 15 years ago for a Pottery Festival and there were artists from all over the world participating. One day a Japanese guy took his shirt off (it was hot as hell so no wonder!) and someone told him that was a huge no no so the next day he apologized to each of us personally. He was so embarrassed! Any way thats my shirtless Korean story.

    2 years ago
  25. Hey you guys!!

    I’m from Finland and the topless thing is pretty common here…I mean among guys. No topless women!! During summer when it gets really hot in here men in pretty much all age groups walk around topless but it usually happens at home or on the beach etc. You can’t run errands if your topless. I mean you could but it’s not very appropriate. And if you’d go to a store to buy stuff you’d probably freeze your nipples off.

    Another thing about being naked in Finland. Here we go to the sauna naked and if you are close to a group of friends that have males and females in it you still MIGHT go to the sauna together naked. NOT ALL FINNISH PEOPLE DO THIS but some do.

    2 years ago
  26. I lived in Beijing for about 2 months and I lived in Northern China for another 8!
    The pollution never bothered me but I did get a random eye illness during my time in Beijing, where my eye had similar symptoms to conjunctivitis and I couldn’t have it open for more than 2 minutes!
    In Xinxiang, the town(city) where I lived in China, it wasn’t necessarily polluted but the amount of dust that was floating around was ridonkulous! If you fell on the ground with a white suit you’re buggered. That’s all I’m saying.

    One thing that really REALLY freaked me out was my journey home from my hostel, which was fantastic, to the airport! They ordered a Taxi for me and the driver was LITERALLY falling asleep every 1-2 minutes! I almost grabbed the wheel on several occasions but he called me a stupid white guy. I couldn’t do anything but laugh at the whole situation! “HAHAHA I’m going to die!”

    2 years ago
  27. Oh, China, the motherland. Yup, the belly hanging out is a Chinese thing. My friends FROM China talk all the time about the lack of…(what’s a good word?) you find among the general populace. Granted, one of them is a Japanophile and the two countries are of stark contrast. But yeah, you’ve got full-on lip/mouth smacking with open-mouth chewing (food bits flying into the communal dinner dishes as you talk), no shame of belching or farting in public. And Beijing is the only place where I had some drunk dudes on the street in broad daylight, as I walked with my family, try to grope me as I passed them (I was 14). My mom was appalled.

    Funny story about India, though. My friend’s girlfriend was there once, taking a taxi. His brakes didn’t work, which I guess was…okay? Naturally he had to stop like 50 feet before impact, and he didn’t, so he rear-ended someone. The other guy came out of his car and they had a casual talk. The taxi driver explained his brakes were out and the other guy was just like, “Oh, yeah that’s totally fine. Mine too.” And they just got back in their cars and went their ways.

    2 years ago
  28. Well I don’t know about the shirt thingy but what i will say is that all the men in my family all walk shirtless. They are literally walking around in just shorts or shorts and a tank top. My family is Ghanaian, so it’s not just them. In Ghana, the men can walk around in their house shirtless. Nobody says anything though because it’s a natural thing and IT IS HOT AS SATAN’S SWEAT OVER THERE. So if a Ghanaian guy comes over to America, they will walk around their house shirtless since it has become a habit.

    2 years ago
  29. hmmm…guys here are pretty comfortable being shirtless/nipple exposure here (in trinidad). its normally hot; but we dont have the belly itching and crop tops lmao

    2 years ago
  30. I visited Shanghai before and it was super diverse! It seemed like every 4th or 5th person was a foreigner. Why is that??

    2 years ago
  31. Oh wow.. guess I’m glad that europe kind of cares about air pollution. o.o
    Shirtlessness.. it’s not ‘normal’ in the city or sth but… no one cares if you’re shirtless at a park, sea, ect~

    2 years ago
  32. In the US of A, It’s pretty common for men in small towns or a more rural setting to be shirtless. Which isn’t the most… ah, thrilling thing to see, in my opinion :P ehehe but yeah. Can anyone vouch for U.S. cities? There’s a few nearby for me, but they aren’t the largest, nor do I spend enough time in them on a regular basis to determine if guys actually go shirtless. Can’t really say I was looking for it though X’D I -DO- know that the whole shirt-lifting-stomach-scratching-in-public thing is not prevalent here at all, at least where I live. :)

    2 years ago
    • In Chicago the only time you’re going to see a guy shirtless in public is if he’s 1. at the beach 2. doing something sports related (jogging, basketball, volleyball) 3. in a neighborhood with high poverty.

      2 years ago
    • NYC here, men do not really walk around shirtless. You might see a young guy here or there, trying to show off how muscle-y he is, but nothing beyond that really. (Barring sunbathing in the park/beach goers.)

      2 years ago
  33. Black cars is taxis which lure the tourists into the expensive death! No, im just kidding, but really. They are targeting tourists, because they pretend that they are real taxi drivers! They wants you to pay overprice, and sometimes they don’t lead you that way you wanted!

    2 years ago
    • It’s true! In Shanghai, my boss had the experience of getting into one of these cars because he was desperate for a ride but they took him somewhere out of the way (not his destination) and then tried to extort more money from him or else they would not bring him back to civilization. I, myself, took an “illegal taxi” out of desperation as well (stuck in downtown Shanghai in the rain by myself, night is falling, no taxis stopping for 2 hours, no map, no bus drivers speak english, etc.) but this guy was happy to take me since I didn’t try to haggle down his ridiculous price and he even slowed down at monuments so that I could get clearer photos. One really noticeable difference in the taxis in Shanghai were the plexi-glass and steel crash cages around the drivers – I have never seen that anywhere else, was it the same in Beijing?

      2 years ago
    • Whoa. That’s shady as hell!

      2 years ago
  34. Black cars are for those unlicensed Taxi that will rip off your money because they know you are foreigners and don’t know much about transportation system in China. Basically they will ask you for 1.5-2x the normal price and will take you the long way towards your destination.

    And yes, shirtlessness is a thing in China, even in Hong Kong (I live in HK btw). I’ve seen a lot of uncles and grandpas with just undershirt/tank top thing rolled up to their chest area, and sometimes even delivery workers (not mcD or pizza hut delivery, but like bulk purchase delivery guy) and movers working shirtless, just casually loitering around my apartment building without giving a shit.

    2 years ago
    • But in Hong Kong it’s always people who are working hard physical jobs under the heat, so like construction workers and delivery guys like you said, or occasionally poor old men collecting waste paper on the street. You are not going to see a regular dude walking on the street with their tummy exposed like in China.

      2 years ago
  35. Hugh has been to China and agreed with everything you said.

    Korean guys don’t show their chests in public but once they are inside their homes IT’S NAKED TIME! The thing is, you’ve gotta be MARRIED to a Korean guy to see it. Maybe they feel so constricted by the conservativeness of Korean clothing standards that they gotta let it all hang out once they are at home. I’ve had many many other women married to Korean guys tell me that this is such a Korean guy thing. I think I did a comic one time about Hugh taking his pants off before taking his backpack off when he came home. Also Han in one video talked about sliding out of his clothes like a snake shedding its skin once he came home.

    2 years ago
  36. This is hilarious, I just got back from studying in China! My classmates and I went to Beijing and everyone took pictures of us ALL THE TIME. When we went to the train station in Beijing we were sweating so much and dying and we all were like, “yep we understand the weird half rolled up shirt now”

    Also, oh my lord. The amount of children I saw defecating in the street made me cringe. ALSO, SO MUCH PEEING. I SAW SO MANY PEOPLE PEE. No one cared, people peed with doors open, children wore split pants so they could pop squats anywhere. Oh my gosh I was so surprised. We were at the temple of heaven and I saw a kid poop. I couldn’t deal oh lord.

    When we got to the train station it felt like our lungs were sunburnt. I feel for the people in Beijing.

    2 years ago
    • ….Yeah. Heard it was socially acceptable to publicly poo and pee in public in China. I’m not talking about the children… EVEN THE ADULTS. And a lot of mainlanders that visited HK tried to bring the concept in HK… they publicly peed in the subway and ofc Hong Kong ppl were not happy. Also it’s illegal in HK. This is issue is causing a big stir right now in mainland china and HK. A elite college student in China commented on this issue and said it was of the norm and that Hong Kong ppl are just overreacting… this makes me wonder… WHAT KIND OF MINDSET ARE THEY TEACHING IN CHINA????

      2 years ago
    • You know, we didn’t see any public defecation or urination whatsoever. I think we might have just flaked out. However, I remember reading in the newspaper an article saying that there’s a campaign now to stop public defecation. Unfortunately, they named it something like “Break the Silence” which – because this is us we’re talking about – only made us think of farts.

      2 years ago
      • Hahahaha
        We mostly saw it in Dalian, the town we were studying in. So it became a game of “dodge the mystery wet spots” on the street when we’d venture out for dinner. We were told it’s something people who can’t afford diapers do. Gotta do what you gotta do then?

        2 years ago
        • I saw a lot in Nanjing. The most memorable was a father holding his little son in the air so he can pee. It looked like a fountain >_>

          2 years ago
  37. Korean person who has been to the countryside here! I have never seen the rolled up shirt exposed belly thing! Even the farmers are always wearing at least the undershirt while they’re working. NO NIPPLES TO BE SEEN ANYWHERE!

    2 years ago
  38. woot first comment! Shirtlessness is pretty common here, but I am from Ottawa lol and as for the driving thing…WHOA you aint seen nothing if youve never seen Vietnamese traffic holy crapola. In Hanoi there can be as many as 6 cars across the road…not to mention the motorbikes that just kinda go wherever they want… wooow. Never been to China but good to know that I need to bring a mask with me :P Love you guise!

    2 years ago
  39. Hey guys!

    Thanks so much for making this video! Been wanting to go to China for AGES (especially Cheng Du…. I’ll admit it. It’s those traditional food documentaries, goddammit) but all my Chinese friends were always screaming, “NO. DON’T GO TO MAINLAND CHINA. GO TO HONG KONG.” I still wanted to go until I found out about “gutter oil” but seeing you guys enjoy yourselves so much has revived the fire inside my soul to go there one day! >:D

    Totally looking forward to the WANK tomorrow!

    PS: Totally saw the “daisy duke/crop-top” man thingamajiggy in Vietnam. This security man had his shirt rolled up outside a pho stand while he satisfyingly rubbed his belly in circles while getting up to stretch after his meal. Wish we could upload photos on here…. ; ^ ;

    2 years ago
  40. The black car thing sounds a little scary…O_O What’s that all about?

    2 years ago
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