Typical Chinese grocery – the most popular
item by far was multiple varieties of
ginseng, use as an aphrodisiac. 

Dried gecko – showing promise in
Chinese medicine to fight cancer.
Gecko tea, anyone?  Mmmmm.

The oldest street in Vancouver’s Chinatown
welcomed immigrants in 1890.

Trying my Chinese characters – the oldest
 continuously used writing system in the world.
Chinese dictionaries are in order by radical
(the meaning of the character), then by
the number of strokes.

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