Sunday, April 20, 2008

Put it on a stick

BJMar 085
Originally uploaded by mgaston123.

I was not kidding about the "if it'll go on a stick you can grill it and eat it" mentality around here. My recent trip to Beijing proved that whole heartedly. Along with the usual fare of squid, beef, lamb, and veggies, we also saw starfish, cockroaches, grasshoppers, seahorses, and well, I was chased halfway down an alley by a man with a handful of scorpions-on-a-stick, still wriggling. He thought my screams of terror were just delightful. As did everyone else. But me.

We also saw the Dodgers play the Padres, went to the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and all kinds of other touristy things. I've posted about 500 new photos if you want to check them out.

But the scorpions. That is the memory that will stick with me for a while. (ouch, did I really just make that bad of a joke?? I did, I did.)


Hedgehog said...

Hi! Nice to hear what you're up to! My favorite on-a-stick treat is fried mussels on a stick, eaten in Istanbul. Hope to catch up with you online soon!

madhu said...

you know, we went there with another visiting friend the other night and the SAME IDIOT was there doing the same "chase the laowai with scorpions on a stick" thing. i think the tourist bureau has him on payroll.