Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Scenes From Tianzuo Guoji

Here is what things look like in and around the complex we are calling home for the summer. From top to bottom...

The marketplace at the bottom of the building. If we run out of toilet paper, all we have to do is run downstairs and stock back up. Only, though, between the hours of 9am and 8pm...

The vegetable truck out in front of the building. This is a new feature from two years ago, when there was no immediate place to buy fresh produce. I'm imagining if we have friends from the countryside visit us, they will not like the prices...

Chuanr tree and sanlunche. Down the nearest alleyway, we came upon this scene. A typical Beijing three-wheeler, parked adjacent to the remnants of a busy previous night of eating. That's what we call a chuanr tree. Chuanr are the sticks of meat and vegetables that are a staple of cheap, alleyway diets, the classic version being lamb kebobs. Each one of those sticks represents some seriously tasty goodness!

It's a nice little place to call home...

~Steve

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