Saturday, September 01, 2007

Sometimes a few languages

The Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang province is certainly getting commercialized. Next to the KFC is a Carrefour. That means a Starbucks or three can't be far behind. But there are still some great things to buy in this immense market.

All signs in the city are tri-lingual (either Chinese, a form of Arabic (I think Turkic), and English or Russian). Unfortunately, I couldn't find a sign that had all four languages.

For anyone wondering, I have not discovered what they call Col. Sanders in China. Apparently he's just some really white American who makes chicken.

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