One thing that I love about living here is that I can buy fresh fruit and vegetables just about anywhere I go. It’s impossible to walk through the streets without bumping into someone selling bananas, oranges, and lychee. The fruit is delicious, fresh, and best of all, it’s cheap.
People tend to buy their vegetables the day they are going to use them. I love walking through my village at 6am to see hoards of people sorting through the vegetable stand to pick the choicest veggies for their meals for the day. This differs so much from my life at home in America, when I would buy frozen vegetables so that I wouldn’t have to go to the store too often. Gas is expensive!
The other day, I decided to try a new fruit called “shijia” but I am still unsure as to the English name for it. The inside is a soft, white flesh, with big black seeds. It was surprisingly sweet and delicious. Here’s a picture: