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Because my previous upload was black and white, I decided to share now quite a colourful scene for a change. Los Angeles Chinatown is probably smaller or at least less popular than Chinatowns in San Francisco or New York. It is probably not a place which tourists in LA would intend to visit. But it is their loss. In addition to Chinatown in Los Angeles you can find parts of town called Little Ethiopia, Thaitown, Little Armenia, Little Bangladesh, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, etc. Many places do not carry explicit names but are inhabited by people from certain countries. I had the pleasure to live for about a year in Persian part of the town and I did some shopping in a Jewish area. Among Asian communities in LA the largest is probably Koreatown. Sometimes people living in those areas don’t speak English. I remember being invited by our Taiwanese friends to Sunday morning dim sum in Chinatown. We were lucky to have them because the waiters didn’t speak English at all and there wasn’t any printed menu. I don’t eat meat except chicken so to avoid funny situations I asked if they could order for me rather something sweet, a desert maybe. Much to my surprise I got some sort of dirty-green coloured jelly made of lotus. Well, I am a picky eater and I don’t like Asian food. What I liked very much in California was Mexican cuisine. By the way, over 50% of LA is inhabited by people from Mexico, that area is simply called East Los Angeles as opposed to West Los Angeles which includes the richer areas like Beverly Hills.

The photo presents a view from Los Angeles Chinatown. Further in the centre you can spot a statue of Sun Yat-sen.

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