Monday, February 13, 2012

tax trade

As taxes and prices on most goods is lower in Hongkong than on the Chinese Mainland side people walk back and forth across the border with boxes filled with everything from electronics to pampers. Hundreds of people loaded with cardboard boxes gather on both sides. An underground trade system is put in place. In the open.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

selling your body

There are many ways to sell your body. This lady is not taking the recession laying down. I admire people who in good spirit do this kind of work. A living, walking temporary ad medium. 125th street, Harlem, New York City.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

sea food in hongkong

What's truly wonderful with a walk through the street markets in HK is that it smells fresh. No old stinky fish smells from the seafood stalls. No rotten meat at the butchers. The strongest smells come from fresh herbs and dried mushrooms and other dried stuff. Fresh is truly fresh in Hongkong. I love food in Hongkong. Especially all things Chinese. But they also have some of the best western, Japanese and Indian chefs working in brilliant and upscale restaurants. But what's really amazing is that you can get a truly wonderful seafood or chicken noodle soup for next to nothing in a myriad of small back street joints close to the street markets all around Hongkong. The beer is cheap too.

bus on street in hongkong's soho district