Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lakes, houseboats, and crabs.

This last weekend Brielle, Abby, and I had the opportunity to go with one of our students, Julie, to her Grandparents village for the day. We went with several other Chinese people on a boat ride out on a lake. The lake was really neat. It was filled with many house boats where the some people live and they catch fish for their living. After our trip to the lake we went out to eat with the family. I ate some really crazy things at this meal! For any of you that know me well, you know that I am extremely picky and don't ever eat anything crazy. Well.... not anymore. I am not a seafood person but I still eat fish a lot here in China. At this lunch we had; crab, snails, pig lung, chicken stomach, jelly fish, chicken fingers (not the yummy kind like at Wendy's), bamboo, and many other fun dishes. The meal lasted around two hours, I felt like they would never stop bringing out more and more colorful dishes. It is always fun for us to experience these Chinese traditional meals. They eat so much! 


Laney said...

Carly, I'm surprised you are still alive after tasting so many "delicacies." Being a pick eater myself, I would have died a long time ago in China.

We're so glad you are having such a great time!

Rusty has less than a month to go before he leaves. Hopefully he'll enjoy the next 2 years as much as you are enjoying your time in China! Love, Marlane

prism said...

Carly, you are amazing! I'm so glad you're having a good time.