Sunday, August 28, 2011

This Old Town

Our first weekend in Yongchuan is nearly over and we spent it exploring our new home. Despite the heat we managed to run around the neighborhood and find the big new park and the "riverside" area of bars and restaurants. Later in the evening we went back with the gang of teachers and found the whole place violently illuminated in neon and a big sign letting us know we were in the appropriately named "Happy Drinking Place". Good times...

Today we took the bus into the old town and wandered around the back street markets away from the neon. We're looking forward to having a few useful words of Mandarin mastered so we can buy our vegetables in the crowded alleyways... 

Chili tricycle 

 A fresh duck

The proud owner of the fresh duck