Day Trip

Last weekend, I took a day-trip with my friend to a nearby town. It was a quaint little place with very interesting sights. I like going to where there are a lot of people whenever I visit a place in China, so we naturally gravitated towards the marketplace.

This man was looking to buy some socks while holding on to his chicken in a basket cage (there are a lot of people who carry their chicken this way):

live chicken

While walking around, I noticed there are a lot of roadside dentists. They offer dental care and on-site dental work. You can see them selling fillings and fake teeth. It was interesting how easily accessible they are! I felt a little self-conscious taking this picture so I tried to be discreet about it. Don’t worry, they didn’t mind!

roadside dentists

Another thing I saw was this street selling medicinal herbs, specifically from exotic animals. I’ve seen these kinds of vendors in other places, but not as many as this town. This type of medicine is from a turtle. the vendor even had a dried-up turtle on display:

turtle medicine

Upon walking further, I saw one that is from an alligator and he had a live alligator. I even asked the guy to confirm that it was alive. That’s why its mouth was bound.

alligator medicine

Here’s a close-up. It looks like a baby one.


2 Responses to “Day Trip”

  1. Sue says:

    Interesting trip!
    Where are you now? Are you back?
    Merry Christmas!

  2. mbcohao says:

    Merry Christmas, Sue! Yes, I’m back! :-)

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