22 February 2012

weird stuff

Sooo much crazy stuff in Asia!  These little medicinal shops are all over Hong Kong.  The stores are lined floor to ceiling with jars and glass boxes full of I don't even know what!  There is ginger, ginseng, nuts and mushrooms of all shapes and sizes, rosehips and jasmin for tea, and then there are the weirder things... little black sea cucumbers (or petrified penises)? and what is the obsession with reindeer antlers??

Have I been missing out on something wonderful my whole life?  Some tea that will cure my aches and pains?  An infusion of something that will make me live till I'm 200?  The ingredients for a love potion?  Somebody has got to tell me what all this stuff is for!

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