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That place called New Amsterdam

Before New York was packed with people… before it was a global destination for fashion, music, and business… before it was home to the Mets, the Rangers, and the Yankees… before it was the place that Loyalists hid during the… Continue Reading →

I love Montreal’s supermarkets; the rest of Canada is deprived

I’ve heard from Montrealers who move elsewhere in Canada that they really struggle with the food in their new city. Not only are the restaurants in many cities lacking, but this gap left behind is not filled by supermarkets. For… Continue Reading →

Marché aux puces

On one rainy Saturday morning, we stepped out on our balcony in Paris and discovered that somehow, quietly and magically, a sea of rain tarps stretching as far as the eye could see appeared along Boulevard Haussmann overnight. These tarps… Continue Reading →

Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao

During our bike journeys around the city, we stopped at Paloquemao, Bogotá’s second largest and oldest food market. It’s housed in a large tin building, likely to protect food from the torrential rains that happen periodically without warning. It was… Continue Reading →

Sweet Auburn Curb Market

Most of you know that I’m a sucker for old markets. There’s something about fresh vegetables, dead fish, stinky cheese, expensive chocolate, raw meat, and shoulder to shoulder people that I find really intriguing. Maybe it’s the opposite of graveyards… Continue Reading →

Boston’s Haymarket

Boston’s Haymarket runs on Fridays and Saturdays on Blackstone Street. It’s hard to miss with the white canopies and masses of people all out vying for cheap fruit. Obviously, hay is no longer something you’ll find here, but they certainly… Continue Reading →

The Port of SF and Saturday Market

It’s always an unplanned surprise on Saturdays, when I head into San Francisco and discover the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market. Held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday along the lower half of Market Street and in The Embarcadero, the streets are… Continue Reading →

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market (2013)

I’m not going to pull together the 13-posts to Christmas this year… at least not intentionally. Believe it or not, the posts took a lot of time and effort to coordinate between two provinces and we’re already too far into… Continue Reading →

The English Market, Cork

The English Market on Grand Parade was one of the first things we discovered in Cork. I joked throughout our stay that all roads lead to the market because we kept stumbling upon small cobblestone streets called Mutton Lane, Cornmarket… Continue Reading →

Mother Jones Flea Market

Who is Mother Jones? This was the first question that La Niña asked when we passed the sign on the street. Is she a nun? A valid question given we just spent a significant amount of time looking at church… Continue Reading →

Granville Island

The story behind Granville Island is one of industrial development, ecological decline, and eventual rejuvenation. The island was originally not an island but rather a sandbar in the middle of a much larger False Creek. And in 1915, in a… Continue Reading →

Diamond Valley Craft Market

Location: Flare N’ Derrick Community Centre, Main Street, Turner Valley Dates: December 1, 2012 10-5p.m. Cost: A donation Apparently, Christmas craft markets are making a comeback. In an article I read recently, the author stated that community markets were “new”… Continue Reading →

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