So we went over and haggled the price down. We rinsed our shoes off and stuck our feet in the tanks. Nothing really happened. The owner noticed we were declining the water/electricity risk and told us to move to the tanks in the windows of the store where the fish were "stronger." So we did. It was an absolute hoot and we drew a huge crowd. Many people took pictures and many people talked to us through the glass. A few came in and had a pedicure, too. I told the owner that we should get a cut of his business.
It was weird, it felt odd but you get used to the feeling after a while. Here are some of the pictures.
Front window view.
The fish are some kind of carp. They don't have teeth but they kind of nibble at the skin. I thought they'd go straight for my heals but they nibble all over the feet. At first it was odd but then you get used to it. However, I couldn't watch them.
Neighborhood kids playing on the internet. Very few of them actually kept their feet in the water but were more into using the computer.
A man stops by and looks at Elisabeth's feet. He was a little taken aback, I think.
One of the many large multi-national crowds that gathered to watch. It was really fun to interact with them.
This picture gives me the heebies-jeebies. It reminds me of the movie "The Birds" except in fish form.
Good advertising for their business!
And speaking of weird things in our lives..flying back from Chiang Mai to our city is a two day affair. We left on the 7:30 flight from Chiang Mai to KunMing, China. We found a fun hotel on e-long. The Saga Inn. http://www.wego.com/hotels/china/kunming/saga-inn-jinbi--605674/photos However, we arrived in KunMing late and it took our taxi driver forever to find the hotel. When we got to the hotel, they didn't have an extra bed for Elisabeth. So she slept on the too short fold out sofa. She was a great sport about it.
This was our bed- "Love American Style" flash back, anyone? It was less than comfortable. But the hotel was cheap!