Photo by Emily Chu
Blooming CartfulsShanghai's streetside carts are often filled with things you never knew you needed: ceramic bowls, DVDs, notebooks, even small pets like rabbits and hamsters. But flowers, however - everyone needs flowers!
Shanghai's flower carts are the indicators of the best blooms in season. Keep and eye out for beautiful, bulbous lotus flowers that open up the eye-catching layers of petals. Carnations, daisies, ranunculus, and tulips, when in season, also encourage a spontaneous purchase. Prices here, of course, are the best you'll find in town. But the more you buy, the better position you'll be in to bargain for an even better price.