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At the Heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown

Vancouver’s Chinatown covered more than three square blocks. Its heart was either side of Pender East, but there were other streets where I glimpsed every kind of remedy inside Chinese herbal stores as well as grocery shops stocked a variety of Chinese vegetables. Continue reading At the Heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown

Seoul’s Dongdaemun and Namdaemun markets

This market was over 100 years old, but had been destroyed during the Korean War (really it was the U.S. war on Korea). In the late 1950s rebuilding commenced until decades later when more shops had been added, it became larger. Continue reading Seoul’s Dongdaemun and Namdaemun markets