Each of the narrow streets that we meandered through specialized in a different type of product. Some streets had fruits and vegetables, others specialized in spices, fabrics, clothing, flowers, paper goods, decorations for the upcoming Chinese New Year, hardware, or scooter repair.
Driving down each of these streets in an open vehicle allowed us to experience each of the businesses with multiple senses. We could feel the excited hustle and bustle of the crowds. The colors and shapes were vivid and the sounds were sharp and clear. We could smell the pungent spices, the musty paper, the fresh fruits, and the beautiful perfume of the flowers.