This is the local market area. It is about a 15-20 minute walk from our apartment, and you can buy anything there — fruits, vegetables, meat (open air vendors, so probably not something we’re ready to try), noodles, rice, oil, household supplies — even Oreos, Pantene, Tide, and Tang! We bought some tomatoes and apples from this particular vendor, and both were excellent. We spent 7.50 yuan on about 8 apples and a half pound of cherry tomatoes. That equals about $1! Veggies are cheaper than meat here, from what we can tell.
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