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We know that travel is supposed to be broadening but especially for the hips. Food is one of the most fascinating aspects of this trip; what we see, the street and market food which we are warned about but I have eaten.

I enjoy food markets much more than other markets and here I really get a sense of the Silk Road and trading. Men and women behind careful piles of vegetables, bags of rice and grains, piles of spices and trays of dried fruit.

Then there are restaurant meals some more successful than others. We are still not sure whether one dish was pigs ears in China, cut into thin strips and very chewy with not a lot of taste.

I have discovered how tasty garlic tops are. Why have I never eaten them before especially as I grow garlic?


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