Then we cut into a side street and we found a wet market. These are basically streets where locals do most of their grocery shopping. The food is fresher and cheaper but it's also not as clean. The streets are filled with shops like fish stores, butcher shops, and vegetable stores. You will see the fish still jumping around or swimming in tanks and you will see butchers cutting up meat in front of you. The streets are dirtier and wet because people just pour dirty water out on the streets. Hence the name wet market or gai see in Chinese. I'm a bit squeamish, so I did not like the sight of all that blood. The smell of everything was also quite overwhelming. I would describe it as the pungent smell of death. I think I'm being pretty mean there hahaha. But in all seriousness, the place really smelled. I wouldn't be able to do any grocery shopping here honestly.