It was good knowing China
China let us in homes, trains and hearts in the coldest North. China fed us and stayed up all night drinking with us in the wildest West. It was nice to know China when it was curious.
Now when I miss China, I go to Cambodia. Parts of Phnom Penh feel like 2000s China.
Golden Street. When people from China first started to move to China in early 2000s, they found making money difficult. They used to call Cambodia “Qian Bu Zai.” This sounds like the Chinese name for Cambodia (Jian Bu Zhai) but also sound like “There is no money.”
The smaller alleys have food from all over China.