A Dragon Afternoon – II
July 25, 2009 § 69 Comments
One is often a tourist.
And some unwittingly so, even in our own cities.
What do I mean?
We take the easy way out. Whether we are in our city or traveling to another one. We walk the walk, talk the talk, and point & shoot. We see the shell, not what’s within. Delving into the fabric of a place, does not come fast or easy.
The Big Apple – a city with many little worlds within – Little Italy, Chinatown, Curry Hill, Spanish Harlem and many more. Though connected, these are also islands in themselves, cradling different cultures, people, businesses and cuisines.
Do we walk through these islands, and let ourselves feel at home, or are we just the passer-bys? Or is it more like walking through someone’s living room, looking for a comfortable perch? A spot to sit back, and enjoy the drama unfold in front of us!
Did I find my sweet spot in Chinatown? Did I see the Dragon eye to eye?
Yes, I felt I did. And here I am, sharing the same experience with you, in this final part of A Dragon Afternoon (a little delayed- and I apologize for that!).
More moments with the wonderful people, the art of meandering in these streets and fun with various foods and smells that waft through the alleys of Chinatown. We will taste them all.
Come along now! :)
Share with us your experiences in your city. Or your trip to a different one. Through pictures or words.
Keen to hear your stories, whatever or wherever they might be from.
– The Juicer at work