we find our self amazed by the variety available in a Chinese market.
If you could think of some really off-the-wall thing, or something
exotic, well, you'd probably find it in a Chinese market.
picture (left) was taken inside the market as we strolled through.
It shows rats that have been dried and are hanging from the corner
of the vendor's stall along with pressed ducks and other dried meats.
Certainly not something that would catch or fancy, but I imagine
there is a market for them to be found this way.
markets are only one source of amazement. When we were in Hong Kong
we stopped at a Chinese drugstore. Not only was there an array of
modern-day medicines and remedies, there were shelves and shelves
of traditional Chinese herbs and medicines. Among them ground antelope
antlers and numerous other things. Hundreds and hundreds of things
that could be mixed with your morning tea for one reason or another.
and if you ever get to China make sure you visit some of the markets
and drugstores. They're amazing!
the market we took one last look at the favored mode of transportation
in China ... bicycles. It's also interesting to note that in Hong
Kong they drive like the English, on the wrong side of the road,
but in China they drive like us, on the right side of the road!