SNAP! CRACK! SLAP! CRACK! The sounds became louder as we approached the plaza that was along the riverbank in Yichang, Hubei Province. Curious to find out the source of the unique sounds, we crossed the broad avenue to have a look.
What we saw were a half dozen men wielding large sticks with ropes attached to the ends — using the rope to whack the tops that were spinning in front of them.
I love the fact that, even after living in China for 28 years, I can still see things that I’ve never seen before.