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

Gongbei Underground Market (officially called Zhuhai Port Plaza) is a market comprised by two underground levels, and for me, it’s the Land of Chocolate, but with consumer electronics, Chinese memorabilia, food, traditional Chinese pharmacies, illegal bureaus de change, and way, way more…

Suanpan – 算盘

The suanpan (算盘; suànpán) is the Chinese ‘brother’ of the western abacus; and which one influenced the other remains unclear: if the trade between China and the Roman Empire motivated the exchange of ideas, or if their parallelisms are mere coincidences from counting with five fingers…