During my trip to Taiyuan one of my lifelong dreams came true - I paid a visit to a Chinese Walmart. And it was a wonderland.
It looked much the same, but the products were slightly different. For example, the tanks of frogs and turtles in the meat section:
Or the pile of cooked... crayfish?... in the deli section:
Actually, the deli section was beautiful. Here's an area where you pick some noodles and sauce:
And your toppings:
And then grab some bread to go with it, and you're golden:
Monks shopping for new dinnerware:
Chinese flags hanging over all of the displays of Japanese electronics (in reference to the recent Diaoyu Islands dispute with Japan):
And some of the glorious snacks I came away with - Oreos, in grape/peach, orange/mango, and birthday cake flavors:
Potato chips in "Numb and Spicy Hot Pot" flavor:
Or cucumber flavor:
And my favorite - a Pabst Blue Ribbon "World War Two Edition in Memory of US Army":
Yes we can!