As promised, here are some more pictures of my trip in China. After 2 days in Shanghai, we took a plane to Lijiang (province of Yunnan). It is a very touristic city, with a large area of ancient houses. But the tourists are all Chinese and my boyfriend and I were practically the only western people in there!
This woman sold the vegetables she was carrying on her back for 1 ¥ the piece. It corresponds to about 10 cents (euro)….! In the background you can see a tea shop: the discs covered with white paper is fermented tea. It tastes quite strong but nice, and the price varies with the age of the tea (I bought a 10 years old fermented disc in Beijing for 300 ¥).
Yunnan and Sichuan are worldwide well known for the traditional spicy food. On this stand are powders made of pure hot chilis and other spicy stuffs. If you would eat a full hand of one of these mixtures, you would directly land in the next hospital!
…and a local building supplies store!
To be continued…