Hong Kong: Fragrant Harbor

As any good travel agent will tell, Hong Kong is a paradise of sights and sounds and is perfumed with the scents of opium, spices, incense and the special sensuous fragrance of warm silk. The tourist who arrives by plane and is whisked along an airy boulevard to an air-conditioned hotel may not disagree —until he explores the island colony. Then he will wonder why it was ever called Hong Kong, which means Fragrant Harbor.

Nowadays the fragrance of Hong Kong comes from dead fish, firecracker dust, rotting cabbage, auto exhausts and night...

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