A Night at Hong Kong’s Notorious Chungking
A Night at Hong Kong’s Notorious Chungking Mansions
Picture a group of muscular Nigerians in tank-tops and flip-flops, a Sikh man in a freshly wrapped turban, an entire Filipino family, a group of African mama’s dressed in traditional West African dresses and dragging blue and red plaid gunny sacks, a couple of Japanese tourists sporting “Hello Kitty” with rolling suitcases, Indians in overly fitted bell-bottom tailored pants and tightly knitted shirts, a Caucasian world traveler in hunky hiking boots and a worn out rucksack, Somali’s in their long dresses, and Arabs in their keffiyeh checkered scarves…
Within the multitudes, everyone is attempting to sort out some form of business, searching for a way to send something back to their far-off homes and families.
Under these circumstances, everyone is in need of money exchanges and they are plentiful. People shout on their mobile phones in fifty different languages trying to take care of things while others calmly spectate the scene.
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