Travel in general, and China in particular, is all about surprises. And surprise was the common thread between witnessing hundreds of brides being photographed on a single beach one day here in Qingdao and finding ourselves eating bugs for dinner in a tiny Shandong town.  Pretty suibian, but why not?

 

First, the brides:

The four or five chilly brides visible in this shot represent just a tiny fraction of all the brides on the beach.

The four or five chilly brides visible in this shot represent just a tiny fraction of all the brides on the beach.

 

The photography was clearly a labor-intensive process.

The photography was clearly a labor-intensive process for all involved.

 

A reclining bride.

 

But there were still touching moments.

But there were still touching moments.

 

Wedding photography is a tiring pursuit.

 

Wrapping up the day with a little romance.

 

 

And now, the bugs:

This was our plate of bugs, before we dug in. Take a good look. This really happened.

This was our plate of bugs, before we dug in. Take a good look. This really happened.

 

Thinking about it.

Thinking about it.

 

Taking the plunge!

Taking the plunge!

 

Yummy!

 

Our taste for bugs developed almost instantly.

Our taste for bugs developed almost instantly.

 

Yeah baby!

 

So good.

So good.

 

This is what a plate of bugs looks like when you're done eating it.

This is what a plate of bugs looks like when you’re done eating it.

 

2 thoughts on “Brides and Bugs

  • July 13, 2008 at 4:25 pm
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    ive got to say, the photos of the bugs, even the concept of the eating the bugs, was far more appealing then close up shots of you two eating bugs. you could have been eating cereal for crying out loud, and still, close up shots would have made me somewhat grossed out. nice job.

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