Lori Eats a Scorpion

 June 9, 2010

Our guide Kelly offered a tour of the markets and Dart and I and just one other from our group took her up-wow are we glad we did!  We went through the food and medicine markets.  It is so interesting how central food, herbs, roots, etc are to health here. I swear it is like every cook must also have a pharmacy degree.  It seems every aliment could be cured by some root or herb or snake! Towards the end of our tour we walked down a road flanked by vendors selling "snacks" as Kelly called them.  She told us that the TV show the Amazing Race had their contestants come here where they had to eat a scorpion as a challenge.  OK I'm game!  Actually I've joked forever that when I got to China I was going to eat a scorpion on a stick and so I did.  Actually they weren't too bad. ..sort of nutty and crunchy. (Check out the video at the end.)

 Dart, Macy and me on our very own Amazing Race...

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