The fish market in Bergen Norway is a feast for the senses. The briny smell of the water from the North sea mingling with the pungent smell of fresh fish. The creamy taste of homemade fish soup mixing with the smell of fresh grilled salmon, cooked to order (for the right price, you could have […]
One of my best memories from Casablanca Morocco was getting completely lost and immersed in the wonders of the local souk (market). We had gone beyond the touristy exterior parts of the souk where most of the other passengers from the cruise ship had stopped and continued into the bowels of the market. We wandered, a little […]
1) Take a break immediately upon arrival. This piece of advice from the Wandering Earl Blog is brilliant. Sit. Chill. Have some coffee at a cafe in the airport. Instead of running, exhausted and flustered, for the first train you see, sit down, relax and make a plan. 2) Ask your taxi driver where to eat. […]
Blackberries at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market This morning has taken me in an unexpected direction. I am currently in Harrisonburg, VA on a visit to some friends. My day’s plans came via text message. “Farmers market this morning till noon!!! Bike down Wolfe Street to Liberty Street, head left.” I love visiting local markets, especially […]
A visit to the local market is always a highlight of any trip for me. When we walked into the Thailand market , my senses were assaulted with a number of unusual sights and smells. The pungent smell of fresh chili peppers and unusual herbs and spices tickled my nose. Fresh fish and seafood of […]
This type of shop was very typical in the local markets in Morocco…sad, sickly looking chickens in small cages, being butchered there right in front of you and hung up un-refrigerated, waiting to be bought whole or in part.
A Line of martinis in Mercado de San Miguel , Madrid. We had a great time here trying out different kinds of foods!