Tag Archives: Markets

Of Hammams, Ports and Fish Markets

In a room, “Careless Whisper” played in the background, hot water ran from a faucet onto a pail, steaming the room.  On a bench in one side of the room, I sat and waited. Soon after, a lady entered and … Continue reading

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Meandering Through Old Fes

You hear the bangs of coppersmiths in the labyrinth souks combined with the beat and clangs of Moroccan music and the constant calls to prayers, add to that the intoxicating smells of fruits, spices, fresh innards and dung, then you … Continue reading

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Nishiki Market

Kyoto has a kitchen in a vibrant retail market specializing in all things related to food – fresh seafood, fresh produce, fresh fruits, sweets, knives, cookware, etc. – 5 blocks long, lined with more than one hundred shops and restaurants.  … Continue reading

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My Wonderland

If I lived in San Francisco, I’d be hanging out a lot here, spending all my hard-earned money on everything on display.  This is my wonderland. Located at the foot of Market Street is Ferry Building Marketplace.  Shops in all … Continue reading

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On Market Day

Saturday is market day for the T’bolis and a smattering of them still turn up in a semblance of a traditional ensemble.  Take out these lingering few; market day in Lake Sebu was quite a let down.  Without them, the … Continue reading

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Market, Market!!

I love visiting markets, especially if it is the local market.  It is for me, the soul of a city.  The market reveals so much about the culture of a place.  It is, after all, where the locals go to … Continue reading

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