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Around the World in 80 Days (and 32 Pictures)

by Mark Schatzker

LOOKING FOR A CURE IN HONG KONG

I stopped in at a traditional Chinese medicine store with a sign that said it was "government certified." A middle-aged Chinese man poured himself a cup of tea, then walked over to me. I told him I had a sore back. He pointed at his lower back and I nodded. He opened a cabinet and pulled out a small box of cream. I had fantasies of brewing tea from dried sea cucumber. But a jar will be more practical.

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