lardbucket: markets, part 2

3/12/2017

Markets, Part 2

Filed under: Travel — Andy @ 5:05 pm

I had intended to do my laundry last night, but ended up waiting for this morning, as it was in use yesterday evening. This ended up taking longer than expected, but otherwise mostly worked out. Breakfast was a few of these muffin/cupcake things, a glass of orange juice, a glass of milk, a fried egg, and a piece of fried bread. 


The laundry takes quite a while: about 50 minutes for the washer, and about 40 minutes for the dryer. The dryer, however, appears to have a blocked air exhaust, as it only really gets clothes from “wet” to “damp”. I ended up sprawling my clothes out over my bed, luggage, and the small clothesline in the shower. (Luckily, having been warned of this in advance, I just washed what I will need for the rest of my trip, not everything.)


Today, we took Xiao, my coworker who knows Mandarin, to the electronics markets. I picked up an SD card my parents wanted, and we got a couple odd devices for the office to play with. 

I also managed to get a few photos of the markets, but they were largely from ends of the market where most stalls were closed for the day, so it looks a bit more abandoned than usual. (On the other hand, at both of the two large markets we went to, the first floor was almost completely devoid of signs of commerce, complete with empty storefronts that appear to have been torn out years ago.)

I do somewhat want one of those large format printers, but I have no idea what I’d do with it. 24″ is fine for now. 

There was also a Wu Mart in the basement of one of the markets, so we walked around that a bit and got some more photos. The market had a bakery section I wish someone would replicate near my house, complete with probably a few hundred different baked goods, from basically compete meals to dozens of different cookies. They also sold bulk rice and beans by the scoop, which was somewhat unexpected but not unreasonable. An impressive candy selection, too.


They also had an imported foods section, so we had a peek at the US representation for entertainment. 


For lunch, we stopped a bit late in the afternoon at a halal joint, and got some skewered meats and bread. Xiao got a mutton leg. Everything was spiced more than I was happy with, but I ended up eating it anyway. (The bread was spicy! The bread!)


After we returned, I grabbed a somewhat quick dinner at the hotel restaurant with Graham. I got beef and egg, which was fine besides the deep layer of oil(?) left at the bottom of the plate. I mostly didn’t eat down that far anyway, not being all too hungry from lunch. 


Fun fact, there are a lot of small rickshaws around, although I’m not sure I’ve gotten any photos that focus on them exclusively. They’re mostly built on a motorcycle base, often with two rear wheels, but they keep the handlebars as the steering control. 

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