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People of Changchun

People here love taking photos of foreigners, and they are very open about it. They don’t hide the fact that they are taking a picture of you eating, or talking, or just simply sitting down enjoying the day.
I also love taking photos, and recently started taking pictures of some of the people here in Changchun. The faces are from all walks of life, which makes it so interesting for me. Street vendors, shoppers, workers on a break, students ~ so many faces, different struggles, but all human like you and I.
No matter where we are in life, remember, we are all human, and we all go through struggles and through joys. 

From the delicious to the bizarre…

There are many unusual things to eat here in China, some more unusual than others (BBQ scorpion no thanks!).  The fun part of traveling is leaving your inhibitions aside and trying new things, if you are brave enough!!


Chicken gizzards ~ no.  BBQ scorpions ~ no. Unknown meat ~ well maybe.  Unknown seafood fried on a stick ~ yes and it was delicious!!  I know I ate chicken feet at one point unbeknownst to me. It was okay but doubtful that I will have it again willingly or knowingly!!

One of the more unusual fruit here is dragonfruit.  Its skin is bright pink, it has spikes all over it and doesn’t look like fruit at all!!

Inside it’s white with little black seeds (?).  It has a nice light fruity taste. It is not overly sweet, definitely not sour, and is quite refreshing.  It has a soft texture similar to a ripe pear.  I had tried it back in Calgary and thought it was tasty so I knew what it was like.  Of course, being in the country where it’s from, I had to try it!!  And it is more delicious here!!

Next thing to try ~ octopus in Chile!!