Saturday, November 10, 2007

Asian Influence

There is a strong asian (Chinese, Japanese, Indian...) influence in Auckland. The area that I am living in is predominantly east Asian, having been built to accomodate international students. I've heard it called "little Hong Kong" - a reference to the high density of the apartments. There are a number of heavily used internet cafes:


And just around the corner from my building there is a "New Zealand Tourist Shop" that is pretty far from the usual tourist shops near the harbour. It sells a few tourist items but also a lot of mysterious cosmetics, like, for instance, "placenta cream."

1 comment:

Amy said...

i'm dying to know what the purpose of this cream is...