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German Christmas Market

Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, W Georgia and Cambie, Vancouver Dates: November 24 – December 24 Hours: M-F 4pm-9pm & Sa-Su 11am-9pm Cost: $5 Potatoes or salmon on a stick… Ukrainian handcrafts… beer steins… cupcakes, fudge and maple candies… ornaments,… Continue Reading →

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market (2012)

Location: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary Dates: Nov. 16-18, Nov. 23-25, 2012 Cost: Adults $10, Kids Free Christmas is coming, which means the beginning of the various Christmas markets in Calgary. The last weekend in November brought the Nanton… Continue Reading →

Coombs Old Country Market

Candied salmon, pepperoni sticks, gluten free bread, and artisan cheese, while on Vancouver Island we stopped at the Coombs Country Market (a.k.a. the Goats on the Roof Market) for lunch and healthy road trip snacks. We were rather pedestrian as… Continue Reading →

Tangier Markets

This was the moment I was waiting for… visiting Tangier’s old town markets. There are many stalls here where you can practice your bartering skills on buying rugs, antiquities, trinkets, jewelry, oil, household goods, fish, fruit, meat, spices, shoes, clothing…… Continue Reading →

Meandering Granada’s Street Markets

The smell of exotic spices permeates the alleys around the Cathédrale de l’Incarnation de Grenade. On rainy days the spice carts are quickly covered to protect their precious cargo. On sunny days you can smell the spices from a distance…. Continue Reading →

Portobello Road, Revisited

Those who know me know that I love to head over to the Saturday Portobello Market whenever I’m in London. However, this particular trip to the market wasn’t for socks, trinkets, collectables, vintage clothing, or scarves. This round of market… Continue Reading →


Where there is a fishing net there is lace. Above is common saying — I’m not sure of it’s validity; there could be a corrolation between fishing culture and lace. Of the countries I’ve visited, the ones that have a… Continue Reading →

Mercado Central

For some reason, I thought the Mercado Central in Fortaleza was a new edition to the city. I was somewhat surprised to discover that the history of the Mercado dates back to 1809 when the city built a centralized location… Continue Reading →

Avenue Beira Mar

Fortaleza is a city with beaches that stretch along it’s length — some dirty, some busy, some peaceful, and others amazing. In the midst of all of these is Avenue Biera Mar — a stretch of beach that isn’t particularly… Continue Reading →

Halifax’s Historic Farmers’ Market

In 2010, the Halifax’s Historic Farmer’s Market celebrated its 260th Anniversary. It was during this celebration that the old Market on Lower Water street was recognized for being the oldest, continuously run farmers’ market in North America. Ironically, during the… Continue Reading →

Heerlijk Voedsel

Morning began with a meander through the Saturday morning food market; the smell of baking pastries permeated every inch of the square. I was in heaven as I floated from booth to booth sampling cheese, meats and bread. For breakfast… Continue Reading →

Pike Place Market

The Pike Place Market in Seattle first opened in 1907. It was created to counteract produce wholesaler price gouging that became common in the city. And, not only did wholesalers charge enormous amounts to consumers for food, but they also… Continue Reading →

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