I’ve been missing Hong Kong desperately this week. A stroll through London’s Chinatown last night only intensified this feeling.
My longing stems from the fact that Chinese New Year celebrations have been in full swing all last week in Hong Kong; I am sad to be missing out.
I walked from Leicester Square and through Chinatown, which occupies the area in and around Gerrard Street.
Loud music, a diversity of food aromas, smatterings of Cantonese, and almost-too-bright lights assault the senses. It is crowded, but I love it.
I’m grateful to have a bit of Hong Kong in London when I need it most. Kung hei fat choy and happy new year.
Do you have a Chinatown in your area? Have you ever celebrated Chinese New Year?
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