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A Friday in Hong Kong: Birds and fish and puppies, oh my!

GlobalPost's Benjamin Carlson takes us through the bird and fish markets of Hong Kong's Mong Kok area.

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The entrance to Hong Kong's fish market, aptly called "Goldfish Street." (Benjamin Carlson/GlobalPost)

Not every city has a "goldfish street." But then again, as senior correspondent Benjamin Carlson shows us, Hong Kong is not just any city.

From the view of his office window, Carlson took a ferry journey to the city's bustling Mong Kok neighborhood, home to a dizzying array of fish, birds, and even puppies for sale. 

The sights and smells — "ah, the smell of stinky tofu in the air" are mesmerizing (and, in the case of the puppies, adorable.) 

What do you think of Hong Kong? What are your favorite markets around the world? Let us know in the comments. 

GlobalPost's @AFridayIn Twitter feed showcases the voices and personal experiences of our correspondents based around the world each week. A different correspondent takes over the @AFridayIn account each Friday and tweets about his or her travels and daily activities.

Check out previous Fridays in the series:

"A Friday in Jerusalem" with Alex Besant

"A Friday in Tokyo" with Justin McCurry

"A Friday in Karachi" with Mariya Karimjee

"A Friday in Joburg" with Erin Conway-Smith

"A Friday in Cambodia" with Faine Greenwood

"A Friday in Berlin" with Kristin Deasy

"A Friday in Sao Paulo" with Jill Langlois

"A Friday in Caracas" with Girish Gupta

"A Friday in Munich" with Jessica Phelan

"A Friday in Montreal" with Talia Ralph

"A Friday in London" with Barry Neild

"A Friday in Cairo" with Erin Cunningham

"A Friday in Bangkok" with Patrick Winn

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