Everything Gongbei Underground, Zhuhai – 拱北地下广场, 珠海

Gongbei Underground Market (拱北地下广场), is the unofficial name for the Gongbei Port Shopping Plaza (拱北口岸购物广场), a subterranean shopping mall located next to Gongbei Port Authority, one of the many Zhuhai’s crossings to Macau and China. For the Macanese, tourists, foreigners, as well as gamblers from the mainland passing by, it’s the Land of Chocolate, but with consumer electronics, Chinese memorabilia, tons of exotic food, illegal bureaus de change, and everything in place to get yourself happily lost instead…

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Maize culture, Mexico

Virtually every dish in the Mexican cuisine uses maize one way or another, and its key importance in Mexico’s kitchen and culture can be traced up to 8000 BC.

Maize ears and seed of the Mexican landrace "Conico Norteño". (more…)

Mapping Gongbei’s Underground Market, Zhuhai – 拱北地下广场, 珠海

Gongbei Underground Market conforms an entanglement of narrow corridors, hidden doors, empty spaces, stairs going to nowhere, and an endless list of apparently chaotic distribution.

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Homeward

Well people, the time has come yet again… I’m moving back home!

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Esquites, Mexico

Keeping on with Mexican maize, from the náhuatl word ‘izquitl’, esquite is the name given to boiled maize kernels served in a cup and condimented, usually sold by street vendors.

Esquite con chile (more…)