A day in Chinatown - New York City
I had a great time in New York City this past Saturday. It is incredible how much I love that city and how it reminds me of my hometown, Sao Paulo. The excitement and craziness of Manhattan brings back memories of the when I used to live in Sao Paulo. Although I really like living here in Boston, every once in a while I enjoy the feel of the excitement the I find in the Big Apple. It recharges my body energy and I think I need that every once in a while. It amazes me that every time I go to that city, I see it from a different angle or perspective. Each part of NYC is a world inside of a city. When I was there, I had a chance to learn a little more about Chinatown. On the down side it is a part of Manhattan that sells lots of counterfeit goods. On the other hand it is a place where one can find good food, a good atmosphere and interesting people. It is a place where people came to work, live and change their lives. It has a special cultural place in a fantastic city. While I was there I got discouraged when I saw so many ads, street signs, and store signs that were written in Chinese. Luckily, it only took a short time to immerse myself into that world. I believe a visit to Chinatown is an opportunity understand how big the world is and how important China is in this world. I think everybody should get the chance to walk through these streets and get to know a bit more about this "country" inside the island of Manhattan.