If elbow-to-elbow people and plastic trinkets are what pre-modernization canal life is about, well then we experienced it today. While we did have some amazing crab and shrimp dumplings there, our main mission was to see a shadow puppet show, which took place at an actual shadow puppet museum.
These people clearly knew their business. One of the most interesting things to me was the ability of the shadow puppets to be broken down and used in different configurations, mainly the replaceable heads. There was many cabinets filled with different interchangeable heads.
More to come…