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... a full range of fresh vegetable and fruit produce and meats – both live and butchered.
Again, in the way of Asia, housewives buy meals each day and fresh cuts of meat, fish and poultry are laid out on tables in the open air for sale. Our Western standards of refrigeration do not apply and the local folks seem none the worse for this "appalling" lack of WHS and food standards !!
Back on the buses at 12 noon ...
... br> I wanted to try and find another cluster but there wasn't any form of transportation around - the roads were so quiet here, so I just started walking along the road and hoped I'd come across something. Eventually a motorbike came along - I've started to get a bit afraid of motorbikes here but I was out of water, it was hot, and there was nothing else around, so I didn't really have a choice! We whizzed along the beautiful rolling hills of the Fujian countryside and ...
... jumped up and down along the keyboard and obviously had fun. This is a tourist destination for Chinese. Chinese don't like brown skin. To them, it shows that you are poor, having to work in the fields. And so they cover up as much of their body as they can. And so to the silly hat brigade. We have never seen so many men wearing women's sun hats. You know, the ones with pretty pink lace, flowers and veils on them. I have wanted to take photos, but am too polite. It has, however, ...
... lane ways. Unfortunately our planned guide was a no show, so while we didn't get to see the botanical gardens, we were able to have more time to wander the heart of the city and it certainly showed to be a first world city, with modern amenities and a rich cultural heritage.
The people were extremely welcoming and we didn't see the crowds we expected as most streets were wide walking boulevards that were only moderately busy. We then ventured onto ...
... actually cross the road, well that was fun!!! We managed to not be run down by pushbikes, motorbikes, cars, taxis, buses and trucks!! And I forgot all the pedestrians that just barge through anyway!
Once we got to the Temple entrance, our tour leader said we could either do our own thing or he will explain along the way so we decided that would be better. The first area had a few ponds and they had fish and so many turtles of all sizes. The first main ...