Alleys of New York City’s Chinatown

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Alleys of New York City’s Chinatown

NYC’s Chinatown alleys, like the historic “Bloody Angle” of Doyers Street, blend rich history with modern vitality, offering a peek into the neighborhood’s enduring legacy. Cortlandt Alley, with its industrial charm, and Catherine Lane, named after Henry Rutgers’ wife, further enrich Chinatown’s alleys with their unique stories and characters.

One of Many Night Markets of Penang

The night markets of Penang, Malaysia, are a vibrant showcase of the region’s culinary diversity, where the aroma of satay fills the air. These skewers of marinated meat, grilled over an open flame and served with a delectable peanut sauce, are a testament to Malay culinary traditions and a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Scenes at Ameyoko

I enjoyed my time at Ameyoko, where I experienced the diversity and vibrancy of Tokyo’s culture. As I walked along Ameyoko, I was greeted by the sights and sounds of a bustling market. Vendors shouted out their deals, customers haggled over prices, and trains rumbled overhead.

Shinjuku Morning Rush

Shinjuku Morning Rush is a challenge for the senses, where one has to navigate through crowds, smells, sights, and sounds, while keeping an eye on the clock. As the sun rises over the skyscrapers, thousands of people swarm the streets and subways of Shinjuku, the busiest district in Tokyo.

Ueno (上野) Street Life

Ueno is a district that never sleeps, where you can always find something to do, see, or eat, no matter what time of the day or night. A true melting pot of cultures and lifestyles, where you can encounter people from all walks of life, such as artists, students, tourists, and locals.

One of Many Alleys of Shibuya

One of Many Alleys of Shibuya

The neon lights of Shibuya’s alleys cast a colorful glow on the bustling crowds, creating a vibrant contrast with the dark night sky. As I walked through the narrow alleys of Shibuya, I felt a surge of energy and excitement, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Tokyo’s urban culture.

Rush Hour at Flushing

Flushing, Queens is a colorful spectacle of commuters, shoppers, and street vendors, who hop on and off the 7 train. The Q58 buses are a lifeline for many commuters in Flushing, Queens, as they brave the traffic and congestion of rush hour to connect them to the subway and other parts of the city.

Street Vendors of Yangon

The street vendors of Yangon are the lifeblood of the city, offering a variety of delicious and affordable snacks that reflect the diverse cultures and cuisines of Myanmar. From dawn to dusk, the street vendors of Yangon fill the air with enticing aromas and lively sounds, as they prepare and serve their specialties to hungry customers from all walks of life.

Hanoi Old Quarter

The Old Quarter of Hanoi is a bustling maze of ancient streets, where the echoes of history blend with the vibrant rhythms of modern life. As you wander through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, you will discover a treasure trove of culture, cuisine, and craftsmanship, preserved for centuries in the heart of Vietnam’s capital.

Streets of Harajuku

Harajuku is a playground for fashion lovers, where you can mix and match styles, colors and accessories to create your own look. You can also enjoy watching the diverse and creative outfits of the people who flock to this vibrant area.

Milano City Life

Milano is a city of contrasts, where ancient monuments and modern skyscrapers coexist in harmony. The streets of Milano are full of life, culture, and fashion, offering something for everyone. The streets of Milano are a reflection of its history, its diversity, and its creativity, inviting you to discover its secrets and its beauty.

Streets of Mexico City

Mexico City is a metropolis of contrasts, where ancient and modern and traditional and cosmopolitan coexist. The street life of the city reflects its diversity and dynamism, offering endless opportunities for exploration and enjoyment. You can wander through the historic center, admiring the colonial architecture and the Aztec ruins, or visit the trendy neighborhoods of Roma and Condesa, where you can find hip bars, restaurants, and galleries.

Streets of Flushing

Flushing is a vibrant mosaic of cultures, colors, and flavors. From the bustling Chinatown to the serene parks and gardens, there’s always something new to discover and enjoy. You can shop for exotic goods at the New World Mall, sample authentic cuisine from all over Asia, or sing your heart out at a karaoke bar.

Honolulu from Diamond Head

The view from the Diamond Head hike is a breathtaking panorama of nature and culture. You can admire the beauty of the volcanic crater, which is home to many plants and birds. You can also appreciate the history and significance of this place, which was used as a military lookout and a symbol of Hawaiian identity.

A Day at the SCG

Watching ODI cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground is a thrilling and memorable experience. You can witness some of the best players in the world compete in one of the most historic and iconic venues in cricket. You can also enjoy the atmosphere of a passionate crowd and a scenic location.

HK Star Ferry

The Star Ferry is a classic and iconic way to enjoy the beauty of Hong Kong’s harbor and skyline. You can hop on a historic double-decker ferry that has been running since 1888 and cruise along the water between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.

Kowloon Walks

Kowloon is a melting pot of different ethnicities and religions, where you can discover the diversity of Hong Kong. You can walk through Chungking Mansions, where you can meet immigrants from all over the world and taste their cuisines, or visit Kowloon Park, where you can see flamingos, a mosque, and a pool.

Tennōji Temple

Tennōji Temple is a peaceful and serene place in the midst of the bustling city of Tokyo. It is surrounded by Yanaka Cemetery, which used to be part of the temple grounds. You can see the giant bronze Buddha, known as Tennoji Daibutsu, that survived the civil war and the fire that destroyed much of the temple.

Narrow Streets of Venice

Venice is a city that invites you to get lost in its narrow streets. You can discover its history, culture, and traditions by following the signs and symbols that mark its walls and doors. You can also find unexpected views of the canals, bridges, and squares that make this city a masterpiece.

Lounging in Venice

Venice is a city of romance, art, and coffee. You can enjoy a relaxing break at one of the many cafes that line the canals and squares, sipping a macchiato, a local specialty that is halfway between an espresso and a cappuccino.

Milano Streets

If you want to see Milan from a different perspective, take a tour by tram. You can enjoy the vibrant street life, the fashionable boutiques, and the delicious cuisine of this cosmopolitan city. You can also discover hidden gems and local secrets along the way.

Doyers Street Chinatown

Doyers St is a historic street in NYC Chinatown that curves like a snake and hides many secrets. It was once the site of gang wars, opium dens, and speakeasies. Today, it’s home to some of the best restaurants and bars in Chinatown.

Fresh Produce by Manhattan Bridge

Experience the vibrant colors and flavors of NYC Chinatown’s fresh produce market, located near the Manhattan Bridge. You’ll find a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices that will inspire your culinary creativity.

Wah Fung Fast Food

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering meal that won’t break the bank, head to Wah Fung Fast Food in NYC Chinatown and order their famous roast pork, served with fluffy rice and tangy cabbage. It’s a Chinatown staple that will leave you satisfied and happy.

Climbing Xiangshan

The Xiangshan mountain hike of Taipei is a cool and thrilling adventure that rewards you with stunning views of the city skyline. Xiangshan, also known as Elephant Mountain, is part of the Four Beasts Mountain trail system that covers different peaks and terrains. You can reach the trailhead easily by taking the MRT to Xiangshan Station and following the signs.

Old School Bangkok

Old school Bangkok is a world of contrasts from the many skyscrapers of Sukumvit. Bangkok is a city where tradition and modernity collide. It is a place where you can find ancient temples and palaces, bustling markets and street food stalls, lively boxing matches, serene flower gardens, and these old school trademark non-airconditioned red buses.

Street Life of Bagan

The street life of Bagan is vibrant and colorful, reflecting the diversity and resilience of its people. From dawn to dusk, the streets are filled with activity, from farmers selling their produce at the riverside markets, to monks collecting alms, to artisans crafting souvenirs, to children playing games.

Short Haul Lie Flat

Cathay Pacific provides a modern business class seat that converts into a fully lie-flat bed and has direct aisle access and a privacy screen for every passenger even on short-haul regional flights from Hong Kong to Taipei, Tokyo, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur. Make sure to check the aircraft type and the seating chart before booking, as not all business class is equal!

Asakusa Evenings

Asakusa Tokyo is a district that preserves the atmosphere of old Tokyo, with its historic temples, lively shopping streets and traditional entertainment venues. In the evenings, Asakusa transforms into a colorful and vibrant scene, with neon lights, lanterns and street stalls illuminating the night.

Street Dining at Penang

Street food is an essential part of Penang’s culture and heritage, and you’ll discover a wealth of dishes that reflect its history and diversity. You can savor the fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Peranakan influences in dishes like nasi kandar, curry mee, cendol, and more.

Takoyaki at Ameyoko

Minatoya is a popular street food shop in Ameyoko, a famous shopping street in Ueno, Tokyo. It serves up affordable, hot, and delicious takoyaki, which are batter-based balls filled with a piece of octopus, green onions, and pickled ginger, and topped with sauce, mayonnaise, seaweed, and bonito flakes.

Chinatown New York City

Chinatown NYC is one of nine Chinatown neighborhoods in New York City, and one of twelve in the New York metropolitan area, which has the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia. Chinatown NYC is home to the oldest Chinese temple on the east coast of the United States, the Temple Mahayana, as well as the Museum of Chinese in America, which showcases the history and culture of Chinese Americans.

Hong Kong International

Hong Kong International Airport is a major international airport and the primary airport serving Hong Kong, built on reclaimed land on the island of Chek Lap Ko. The airport has two terminals, over 400 shops and restaurants, and a variety of facilities and services for passengers, including art and culture exhibitions, entertainment and events, and a crystal elevator.

Wat Arun

Wat Arun is a stunning Buddhist temple on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, named after the Hindu god of dawn, Aruna. The temple’s main feature is its 82-meter-high spire, decorated with colorful floral mosaics made from broken Chinese porcelain. The temple has a long history dating back to the 16th century, and it once housed the Emerald Buddha, a sacred image of Thailand.

Sensō-ji Buddist Temple

Sensoji Temple is the oldest and most visited Buddhist temple in Tokyo, dating back to 645 AD. The temple’s entrance is marked by the iconic Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate), which features a giant red lantern and two guardian statues. The temple is dedicated to Kannon, the goddess of mercy, who is said to have appeared in a statue fished out of the Sumida River by two brothers.

Scenes at Ameya-Yokocho (Ameyoko)

If you are looking for a lively and colorful shopping experience in Tokyo, you should visit Ameya-Yokocho (Ameyoko), a bustling market street that runs under the railway tracks between Ueno and Okachimachi stations. Ameyoko has a history of being a black market after World War II, where American goods were sold at cheap prices. The name Ameyoko comes from either “ame” (candy), which was sold here in abundance, or “America”, which was the origin of many products.