So I'm back in Chinatown, but this time Brandee, a friend from work, came with me.
He knew where to go for a certain few things that I couldn't find in my previous trips, and he needed to pick up a few things too. Here is a Buddhist temple that we used to orient (!!) ourselves.
While we stopped for some cold beer I managed to get a good look at the cigarette wrappers. They have a pretty strong advertising campaign, as each pack shows different ailments from smoking.
Whatever you want to buy, Chinatown has it. Tailors around every corner; electronics and camera shops everywhere; junk; old stuff; silk. Here is a typical clothing shop, and it's packed with stuff. Some of it is okay, some is awfully gaudy.
There are plenty of artisans around as well. People are painting things, sculpting things, carving things, basically everyone is trying to make a buck, and they are willing to deal. Here is this guy carving me something.
The beer shot is from a stall across the alley from this guy. It is hot!