Thursday, November 17, 2011
Christmas Shopping for...bugs, birds, and what not!
Bridget, Josephine and I took the subway into Shanghai last Sunday to do some mild Christmas shopping. We thought we could get some ideas of things we could send home to family. We were looking for this little Market that Bridget had found earlier in the year when we stumbled upon a bird, rabbit, rodent, and bug market. Wow this place was happening. The bugs were a hit. Bugs of all sizes. All Colors. All LIVING. Each in their own little bug container and for sale. Men gather around the venders and discuss the varoius offerings like they were rare postage stamps for collecting. Beetles, locust, grasshoppers, and plenty more. Then there are the birds. All types of parakeets, parrots, finches, love birds and on and on. And they are squeeking and squaking all the while. There are rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, mice, rats, chinchillas, and more!!