British young man's vendor life in Beijing
Updated: 2012-12-14 16:41
(People's Daily Online)
Jamie (R, Front) makes "pitta and hummus", an Arab snack, in Shichahai, a historic scenic area in Beijing, capital of China, Dec 1, 2011. [Photo/Xinhua]
Among numerous street vendors in Beijing, Jamie Bilbow is the one that makes distinctions. Attired in a green army overcoat and white rubber-soled sneakers which give a tinge of China in the 1970s, the 23-year-old Englishman hawks "pitta and hummus", an Arab snack, on a tricycle that he wheels along Hutongs at the heart of the capital city.
A fluent Chinese speaker, he even composed a rhyming jingle to promote his business to the locals. At the age of one, Jamie moved with his parents from England to Hong Kong, where he lived for almost 18 years and developed an interest in cooking and the Chinese culture.