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Fresh vegies at the wet market  
   

Fresh vegies at the wet market

The fresh vegies are so unusual, plentiful and colorful. This Chinese woman is my favorite. Always happy to see me and always puts more vegetables in my bag than I pay for. She'll add green onions, garlic, or fresh ginger free of charge with a large smile all the while talking rapidly to me in Chinese. The cost for 2 large bunches of broccoli - with extra vegies thrown in - 50 cents!
Foraging For Supplies

March 21st 2007
So where do those expats shop for their daily food anyway??? After living here awhile, I’ve discovered there are many approaches to buying food. Some prefer to have their ayi’s do all the shopping and cooking and they never set foot in a food store. Some only frequent international food stores, believing the quality to be higher and (most importantly), safer. Some only shop Chinese locations ... read more
Asia » China » Shanghai

Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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