Yousuo Market, China

What is my favorite travel attraction? Its not a cable car or even a picture perfect view. What I like to see is real people going about there everyday lives. Unfortunately a lot of this everyday life occurs behind closed doors. But now and again we get a peek in, and the best place for a good extended peek is a local market.

Not any old market will suffice to float my market voyeur boat, I need a real market. A market that people need to sell, buy and eat to survive. As a matter of fact Australia my not have many of these markets left.

But China does, and the Yousuo Market is a great pick if you like a little market viewing. Yousuo Market occurs every Friday, we hired a mini van to take us for the 40 minutes drive from Dali.

Breakfast first of fried bread with egg and spring onion.

Yousuo Market is actually pretty large and we wandered around for a couple of hours, and probably could have kept going. I will let the photos do the talking. If you would like to see a photo a bit better please click on it and it will take you to a larger version.


Mmm, blood sausage.

Yofu and another popular ingredient, which may be cheese or lard?

A balloon vendor.

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Growing veggies, keeping the solar going and listening to music; one might think Roy never leaves his home with his green thumb yet he is an adventurous foodie who loves trying the weird and wonderful cuisines of any culture. An electrical engineer by trade his nerdiness also crosses over into his love for folk music and playing warhammer.

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