Chinese New Year

As I’ve said in the past, one of the best things about London is the merging of cultures.

This afternoon, I walked through Chinatown for the New Year celebration with an English friend and four Estonians – three of them couch-surfing at his place. We ate in a restaurant nearby – a Chinese buffet with Chinese karaoke of some sort on TVs in front of us. While there, two of the Estonians were speaking Russian with people at a table next to us.

Like the area of East London where street signs are written in both Bengali and English, in Chinatown, they are written in Chinese and English.

I took a few photos, but it was raining, crowded and we didn’t get to see much because we were there a bit late, but here’s a couple.

[It’s also Mongolian New Year so happy New Year to my Mongolian friends as well! :)]