Tagged With "Market"

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Re: Apr. 23, 2017: Discovering The 5-Day-Market Around Inle Lake

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent portraits!
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Re: February 11, 2019: Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Professorabe ·
Nice enough - but, in my opinion, a bazaar or souk needs the ramshackle element to be exciting. These places are far too tidy for my liking. They simply cannot match the atmosphere of the old markets in, say, Istanbul, Marrakesh, or Fez. Below is a shot of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, a huge labyrinth of narrow lanes and passages.
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Re: February 11, 2019: Souk Madinat Jumeirah

DrFumblefinger ·
Generally agreed, especially if you're really wanting to buy something. But when the temperatures is over 40C outside, and you're looking for a cool place to escape to, then this is a reasonable option. The canal system did make it more interesting than most malls.
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Re: Local Flavor: Pearl Brewery Farmers Market, San Antonio

GarryRF ·
I'm so tempted to buy the wonderful foods I see in street markets. But being a tourist with nowhere to store and cook I regret I must pass. Much of the fruit and veg I have never seen before and I'm eager to try. Which is true I suppose for most folks in England. If we don't recognise a sweet potato - then we don't buy it. I do miss the vanilla flavoured Apples ( Custard Apples ) I had in Australia.
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Re: January 21, 2019: Saint John City Market, New Brunswick, Canada

George G. ·
Terrific photos of color and texture. The fresh produce is appetizingly displayed.
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

Dan Carter ·
I've only just recently relocated to the Northwest (I was hoping to be in Seattle but company changed my location), but I'm close enough to love it. One place I've been for one of the best meals ever is Ray's Boathouse. It was really great fish and right on the water at the edge of the city.
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Re: Seattle, Washington — Airplanes, Coffee, Software and a lot of fun!

DrFumblefinger ·
There's lots of great restaurants in Seattle, Dan. Thanks for sharing that one with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 19, 2013: Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington

Former Member ·
Looks pretty good for plastic fruit ! ha ha Really does look almost too good to be genuine. Thanks for the great picture.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 15, 2013: Grazing in Barcelona's Bouqueria Market

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting local markets. I try to make a point of seeing one every trip if possible. Sometimes you can pick up great gifts from these (eg. tea, spices). Another place I like to visit when I can is the local library. The quality of a library tells me a lot about a people and the values they and their government have.
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

Travel Luver ·
My home city! Thanks for featuring this. I love going to the market. Besides all the food and stuff, there's a lot of people selling their handicrafts. Some beautiful things!
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

DrFumblefinger ·
My mouth is watering looking at all of this good stuff!!!! The produce and seafood at the market are the best anywhere! You pay for it, but the quality if definitely there! Thanks for the nice photoessay, PHeymont.
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

IslandMan ·
Great article PH! Very interesting, especially the historical aspect of the location. Markets are fascinating places, no matter what city they are in. Lots of characters, different stalls and of course the mouth watering delights you can come across. Your pictures had me salivating and made my stomach rumble. I could almost smell the produce!
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

PHeymont ·
I wish I had some good pictures of the crafts workers there—some are at a very high level! My wife is an addict of fascinating glass earrings made by one woman there...she has several pair (and the interesting thing is that each pair is two earrings that match in feel but are not identical!)
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

GarryRF ·
Absolutely fascinating PHeymont !! I keep going back to the Amish Markets near Lancaster PA. As a Brit tourist I don't recognise half the food on sale there. So I enjoy the samples ! Amazing colours and smells of freshly produced local food ! I could do to a tour and just include markets !
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

DrFumblefinger ·
A few photos of some of the crafts for sale at Pike Place Market....
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

PHeymont ·
GarryRF... I should have mentioned Lancaster...it is possibly the oldest continuous in the U.S. I'm glad you enjoy finding the exotic-to-you, routine-to-us items, because that's what I love to do when I travel (it's one of the blessings of renting apartments: you can cook as well as look!) Of course, occasionally reading gives me a clue in advance; Agatha Christie taught me ahead of time what a "vegetable marrow" is...
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

Jonathan L ·
I also like the Reading terminal Market in Philadelphia. It is about 1/3 the size of Pike and has a higher proportion of prepared food. But it is a great place for lunch if you are in downtown Philly.
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Re: Where the Food IS the Tourist Attraction

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Jonathan L: I also like the Reading terminal Market in Philadelphia. It is about 1/3 the size of Pike and has a higher proportion of prepared food. But it is a great place for lunch if you are in downtown Philly. Yes, that is a great market, Jonathan! An old market but with great food! I lunched there every day while attending a meeting in Philly.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #15. Seattle's Space Needle, enjoying the view of Puget Sound

PHeymont ·
Sure fooled me! I've been in parks bordered by high-rises where you'd never guess you weren't way out in the woods...but this is astounding!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar. 12, 2014: Market in Aix

DrFumblefinger ·
It's farmer's market day on TravelGumbo! Love the photos and story, PHeymont, thanks!
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

GarryRF ·
A wonderful display of fruit and vegetables Paul. No - never too many photos. I could be there myself ! Really enjoyed that excursion into epicurean delights. Not so sure about some of those prices, but they certainly looked fresh as could be. I'm just going back for another look - I'm sure I could smell the Pataks Curry ! The Stinkefrucht "Dorien" comes from Singapore as your photo says. But if you take it on public transport there - you will be pushed off the bus !. You may see it hanging...
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Re: Vienna's Naschmarkt: 500 years of food

DrFumblefinger ·
It is a great market. I've only visited it once, and it's enormous and hard to get your head around, although there is a fair bit of repetition among the stalls. There are several excellent restaurants at the market. I've forgotten the name of the place, but there was a southeastern Asian restaurant that we ate at which provided us with one of the best meals we ate in Vienna, a city known for its great food. One of the Austrians at a table beside us began a conversation and told us he...
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

Bluragger ·
Great report on our trip. We'll be back and good to have your notes to refer to. Craft beers next time!
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

Jonathan L ·
A wonderful piece. I had a great time eating my through Portland, but the place my mind (and mouth) goes back to first is definitely Voodoo Doughnuts.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

HistoryDigger ·
Jonathan, thanks for your kind comments. Glad to know you, like thousands of others, are a Voodoo Doughnut fan. I laughed when I heard the shop employee tell the people in line, "You think you're at the end of a long line, but you're really at the beginning of a great food adventure!" Then he revealed the line would take 45 minutes (in the heat). But those fans stayed in line. Gotta love it.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

PortMoresby ·
One more Voodoo fan here, taken by my Portland-native nephew one memorable evening, dinner at Portland City Grill with its wonderful views, then doughnuts for dessert, cool evening, no line. The best of everything, it appears.
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Re: Portland, Oregon — Part I - Eating

PHeymont ·
Not a Voodoo fan (I'm more into old standard flavors and sizes), but I'll second the Tastebud Pizza, which I had recently at another of the Portland Farmers Market locations...
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the market tour, Dr F. We just happen to be going to Sicily next month for a 3 week stay...
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
You'll have a fun time, Islandman! Just watch out for those Sicilian drivers.
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

GarryRF ·
I recently watched a TV "Food Channel" programme. A tour of a market in Palermo - just like this one. The celebrity Chef and a film crew were wandering around inspecting produce. The stall owners were showing the camera their wonderful fresh vegetables. Then suddenly the "Boss" of the market appears ! Pushing over displays and breaking tables. No one had asked his permission. The crew had to flee for their lives.
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
That definitely sounds like Sicily, Garry!
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Re: Food walking tours: a great way to meet a city

Travel Rob ·
Great information ! You've convinced me to try one.
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Re: Visiting Markets in Lima Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
A great day in Lima, Peru. The only place I've encountered even worse traffic than Lima was in Bangkok, although I'm told several Chinese cities top that. Nice piece, Jonathan, thanks!
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Re: Visiting Markets in Lima Peru

Travel Rob ·
Great piece Jonathan!
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Re: February 16, 2016: Madeira Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Many of us love markets and this really looks like a great one! Such beautiful images, Ian, thanks for sharing these with us!
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Re: Dec. 20, 2015: Winter at the Greenmarket

GarryRF ·
I love open air markets. As we get closer to Christmas and everyone we meet is on their best behaviour. Polite and full of good cheer ! With temperatures here in the UK floating between 50 and 63f we all give thanks to the jet stream. And it looks like this will be the first year I've picked Tomato's from the greenhouse on Christmas day.
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

Travel Rob ·
That's what travel is all about! I hope some people at the Subyard-Okhla Market get to their market showcased like this!
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Re: Subyard-Okhla Market, Delhi

TravelingCanuck ·
One of my favourite parts of travel is experiencing the customs and lifestyle of where you are, away from the tourist areas. People tend to think of things from the perspective of how things are "back home". That is never the case and it is what makes travelling so wonderful. You get to experience the whole mosaic of humanity, see the differences in how others live and learn that we are all more similar than different. Thanks for a small look at one aspect of daily life in Delhi.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

HistoryDigger ·
Oh yum! Makes me hungry for great French products. Let us know how the AirBnB apartment is.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

PHeymont ·
Thanks! The produce was great, indeed. The apartment was also fine; a nice bedroom and living room with kitchenette in a building I believe Is 18th century but modernized. Two flights up, with an air conditioner, washer, dryer and a view directly into the market, and across to the main church in town. It’s two steps off the boulevards, inside the old town. For anyone who’s interested, here’s a link: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/883140 . It's listed at 40€ a night.
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

Marilyn Jones ·
A wonderful narrative and your photos are brilliant. I felt like I was there as I looked at all the different pictures of people, produce and products!
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

GarryRF ·
WOW!! Some amazing colours and sights there DrF, So vivid it could be 3D. Shame it wasn't scratch and sniff ! I could spend all day just looking at all that fresh stuff. So much nicer than what you get in a big Supermarket. Fruit is so much nicer when you can eat it within 24 hours of plucking it off the tree.
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
Completely agree, Garry! Can't beat the quality of food from a Farmer's Market. Besides all the lovely produce, there are dozens of food vendors will to cook you breakfast, lunch or dinner, or make that cup of latte or glass of lemonade. Great place to spend a morning!
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

IslandMan ·
I love a colorful market....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 7, 2015: A Market in Iquitos

Marilyn Jones ·
The photo of the boy with the market behind him is an awesome image; well done. This one image tells so many stories!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 7, 2015: A Market in Iquitos

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you, Marilyn! The kid sort of adopted us as his parents for a day and tagged along where ever we went. Never obnoxious, never asking for anything, not speaking too much at all. But he did let me take that photo with him in it.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, November 21, 2014: Postcards from Morocco - the knife sharpener

IslandMan ·
Now there's a man who enjoys his work. Excellent picture, Mac...
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, November 21, 2014: Postcards from Morocco - the knife sharpener

DrFumblefinger ·
I believe you've done it again, Mac. One of the best photos on this website, thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!
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Re: Wednesday Market, Saint-Remy-de-Provence

IslandMan ·
I love a good market, especially a French one!
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Re: Gallery: Les Halles, Dijon, France

PHeymont ·
We spent a day in Dijon on the way from Paris to Lyon...and were happy to have visited the medieval core and the home store of the Maille mustard folks...but we obviously missed one of the best attractions! Oh, the bread...and the cheese...and the tomatoes: a summer dream meal right there...
 
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