on May 18, 2006
I have never been to China, but I could only imagine this is what it would be like, minus the steep streets. Most of the residents here speak very little English, if any, and they are obviously first or second generation from China, or other Asian countries. All in all, the residents are very friendly if you take the time to get to know them. The area has an equal amount of tourist shops, as it does authentic markets. They sell everything from gorgeous dresses, to traditional Chinese weapons, to medicinal herbs and concoctions. I definitely recommend stopping to eat at one of their many authentic restaurants in the area. The food is top notch, and usually dished out in large portions. Last time I was in Chinatown, I had my haircut. It was a great value at only $7. So, if you need your hair trimmed on your next vacation...
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