Sunday, February 28, 2010

The QingPing Market

OK, I was wrong . . . . . .

When we first got here, and our only impression of Guangzhou was Shamian Island, I viewed the city as a sort of Chinese- lite, at least after our time in Kunming.

However, today we ventured across the foot bridge into the city proper.

We explored the Qingping Market. I did not film the bear claws, or what surely must have been an animal penis. Most everything was dried in some fashion, for use in cooking or for medicinal use. Mushrooms, roots, star fish, etc. We went down a couple of side alleys. I am not sure what constitutes a ghetto by Chinese or Guangzhou standards, but if it is beyond what we experienced, I don't want to see it. At least not pushing a stroller.

But once again, people were polite. As you can see, we continue to attract youngsters. We were the only caucasians throughout our late morning adventure, and Ella Man Li continues to attract compliments and new friends.

QuingPing Market Video

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yes, I remember the Qing Ping market well. It looks pretty much the same as it did 9 years ago.

    Can't wait to read what you all did on your Monday as we begin ours here....