Yichang Market

Yichang Market
 
 
 
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Yichang is a city of four million, tiny on Chinese reckoning, a place you need a car as most ‘attractions’ are out of town. Fed up with walking along the river, not wanting a massage or to look in shops and still needing to kill time before heading the the airport for our flight to Shanghai, we saw a market down a side street and went for it.
 
 
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The butcher did not disappoint, next to the stall was an alley to the indoor market. In we went.
 
 
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Multi-coloured corn and all things spice.
 
 
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Another busy, colourful stall. Then we took a turn, deeper in the market.
 
 
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Big, fat toads, in a bag to stop them hopping off proves once again that the Chinese will eat just about anything, although, we didn’t see dodgy fried stuff on cocktail sticks.
 
 
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Although we did see fried pig’s noses and other dodgy stuff on this stall.
 
 
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In the scaled were two chickens and two ducks on top of them. Then came the fishy area starting with crayfish.
 
 
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Fish that would have been frisky this morning, now barely gasping.
 
 
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Clams, squid and snails.
 
 
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Luckier crayfish in tanks. Dried black mushrooms.
 
 
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Afternoon Zzzz’s after an early morning start.
 
 
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Even the cat was exhausted. So many different types of rice.
 
 
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Chillies and tobacco.
 
 
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It was with dull relief that we made it through a full three-sixty and ended by the pulses.
 
 
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Hooch shop, at this point we gave up and went to the airport.
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL AT LEAST THERE WAS ‘STUFF’ WE WOULD EAT
                     TYPICAL, SMALL ASIAN MARKET