I hailed a taxi and my first stop was the Huahsi night market where I decided to spend 1 ½ hours. I walked through the entire market taking photos, ate dinner, shopped, and sampled some Durian fruit from a street vendor.
Part of the Huashi night market
Some Dinner choices in the night market
I asked him to select some shrimp for my dinner, but I don’t think his hands are clean
Ok, here is my dinner-half eaten! That is one big shrimp!
I am not sure this little guy is going to survive the night!
The highlight was a demonstration at a store front where there was a highly animated pitchman screaming about a red liquid in a glass, claiming it was snake’s blood, and would do great wonders for our health. Even though he was speaking Chinese, I caught the drift.
For effect, three large boas lay in a glass cage in front of him. I was the only Anglo in a group of perhaps 100 Chinese spectators. I was 6,000 miles from home, by myself, and watching someone drink snake’s blood!! I passed on the purchase. I remember thinking, “how cool is this! A little more than 24 hours before, I was sitting in Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City”.
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