With roots in history that can be traced as far as 3,000 years, I have to admit that even the rich Catalan history languishes compared with what is today’s China.
One country, one flag. Many cities, one flag too.
There and back again
Always lurking around the stairs to the lower levels of Gongbei Underground, these professionals are a helping hand dodging border restrictions at Gongbei’s Port.
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…
The maps and guide for Gongbei’s Underground Market, Zhuhai – 拱北地下广场, 珠海
Extremely traditional and very popular in China, ‘Big white rabbit milk candy’ proves that in China, everything has a story.
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…