Adventures

China – the land of a lot of things.

I wanted to do a post today to show you all a bit more of where we live. We are located right in the middle of China in the province of Chongqing – in a town called Yongchuan. It’s small by Chinese standards as it has a mere 2 million people living in its ‘small’ quarters.

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I spent the day in what we call ‘Old Town’. We live in the new part of town and it’s not nearly as busy, viagra usa no rx which we like, best cialis cialis as the old town. We took a lot of pictures, trying to capture the scenes, and energy of this bustling part of our city. There are a lot of pictures. I didn’t edit any of them, but I think they showcase our world pretty well. **For any vegetarians or vegans out there – brace yourself. China is all about their meats. And not all about refrigeration/cleanliness.

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She’s making some sort of glutenous treat. (I bought it and it was not so good)

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Key cutting shop.

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A fabric store.

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So many restaurants have half of their kitchen outside and the rest inside. You also tend to eat half outside and half inside due to the small shops and lack of space for seating.

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A dentist.

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Fresh tofu!

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Fruit stand.

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This is a ‘supermarket’. There are cleaner ones, but certainly not like Canada.

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A normal scene for a restaurant. Just pop a tent and tada! You have a restaurant.

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Alley shop.

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Steamed buns. Yum!

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You can rent motorized stuffed animals, or cars and let your kid drive around for a while.

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Tai chi.

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The way he’s carrying his goods is very common all over China. He holds a bell and rings it over and over again, yelling out what he’s selling.

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She wanted me to take her picture. She was pretty cool.

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Slipper shop.

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I’ve never seen a garbage with so many vegetables in it.

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Yep. It hurts my heart quite a bit.

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That’s how a lot of vegetables and meat are sold at the daily markets.

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I believe these are all different kinds of pickled vegetables.

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These ladies were awesome. They were very excited to see us and when I gestured that I wanted to take their photo while they were playing ‘Mahjong’ (a Chinese Dominos game) they were totally into it. They even held up peace signs BUT I screwed up and missed that part. They’re still pretty darn cute.

China is a very different land from what we are used to. It’s full of, well, people. And with so many people comes so many shops, different foods, and different smells. We are getting used to it all by now, but as a vegetarian it’s still a bit hard to handle all the meats strewn about.

I hope you all enjoyed having a peek into our world. We are still continually confused, shocked and amazed on a daily basis. Each time we leave our little apartment – we go on a sort of adventure. Sometimes it’s great, sometimes it’s hard. But at least we get to have these experiences.

Happy Monday!

xo

Cori Anne

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2 Comments

  • Reply Joyelle December 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Oh those pig snouts…

  • Reply Annette January 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I really liked seeing all these pictures of where you live. It’s…. well…. fascinating. A smorgasbord for the senses? I like the veggie pictures – the meat pictures are perplexing. Looks like you’re having an adventure of a life time! Happy 2015 to you and Connie. xo hugs love cheers, Annette

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