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Describe a time that you were shopping in a street market
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Where it was
What you bought
How you felt about the shopping experience
A street market that I have been to that I really loved was an indoor street market in Chengdu. Though it was indoors, the reason I call it a street market is because it was built to look like an old Sichuan town street. It was amazing actually, and featured all sorts of stalls selling local produce, souvenirs, snacks and there were also eateries too. The whole indoor ‘market area’ was divided into different sections, you see: a vegetable market, a meat market, a fish market, then a crafts market, a small antique market section, then a street lined with restaurants that specialized in local snacks and famous Sichuan dishes. There was also an area where there were small performances – people dressed in local costumes and playing instruments and performing skits. It was fantastic really, and it isn’t just a tourist site, it’s a great market that the locals also use, at least the locals that live in that central area of that part of the city. I enjoy the fact that in my city the local governments have spent time and money to design and create these kinds of cultural spaces, which also have a very practical function. Usually street markets are a lot more rough and dirty and not very organized, so this one in Chengdu was especially nice, and I felt I had experienced the real flavor of what old time chengdu might have been like.
The street shopping experience Laokaoya is going to tell you happened two years ago. It was during the summer vacation. Originally, I was going to find an internship in a company to gain some working experience, but my father suggested I visit my grandparents and spend some time there. After all, I had not seen them for nearly a year.
They live in a remote village and far from the city center. Since shopping is not very convenient, the village has gradually developed a custom that on the 1st and 15th of each month, villagers would take their home-made or home-grown products to the central street in the village. From Laokaoya. They usually built up a hut and displayed their goods on desks that they bring from their own house. This article is from laokaoya website, do not copy or repost it.