The immediate area around the city center are honeycombed with funky side streets and alleyways that look unchanged for generations.
Although you have to pay attention to the cars making their way along the narrow single lane or motorcycles and scooters competing with them.
Call it a Farmers Market melded with a giant flea market as all sorts of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats (cooked and still running around) are available all along the way.
Some of the buildings house mini open markets as well, so this is all probably year round activity.
As the only Americans in sight we stand out. As Americans with two Chinese daughters in a nation that enforces a One Child Policy we stand out all the more.
A few folks even came up and took photos on their cell phones (that, like cigarette smoking, are ubiquitous).
No, I did not consider that stalking.