Today I got a fish pedicure. It was awesome. I don’t really know what to say about the experience, you just had to be there. It’s the weirdest feeling in the whole world, but this has probably been one of my best days so far in China. There is something about having a hundred small fish sucking the dead skin off your toes that is exciting, and hilariously funny and a little gross at the same time.
It was kind of my idea to do this, but I don’t know what I was thinking… I pretty much chickened out before the guys made me go through with it. Several of our friends had gone to this place earlier in the week and I wanted to take Benjamin while he is in town from Jinhua for the National Holiday. Somehow when I heard the term “fish pedicure” I was thinking the little water tubs with foot massager that they have in the U.S. When we walked by the place and I saw actual fish tanks I totally freaked.
Jim and Benjamin jointly decided that I needed to be the first one to stick my feet into a tank of hungry fish. They come to the surface when they know it’s time to eat, (ie when your feet get close to the water). I have not laughed this hard in a really long time.
The pictures tell the rest of the story. Thanks Benjamin, for making me go through with it when I really wanted to chicken out.