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Booth

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Hats!!

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Hats!!

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Market

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A street market I stumbled upon in Amsterdam:

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A street market

Wondering what a Vietnamese Loempia tastes like? I could tell you:

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A street market

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Food Market

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

A glimpse at the food market in Malaga, and the lunch munchies that I bought there.

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The Malagan food market.

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Lunch munchies

Tomato and spicy chorizo sausage! Yum!

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At First

Saturday, 30 July 2011

My first full day in Paris started out well. A farmer’s market was just down the street, and the last time I was in a farmer’s market in France, I had a magical experience: the best strawberries, grapes, and mushroom that I’d ever eaten. This farmer’s market was nearly as wonderful: swarming with locals, crammed with stalls, filled with the sound of vendors hawking their wares. And samples! A tried a slice of orange – yum. I’ll have one please! Just one? oh, why bother, just take it for free.And the produce I paid fro wasn’t that much more expensive – Paris may be an expensive place to live in many ways, but not because of the price of its fresh produce. I’d say fresh fruit and vegetables are about half the price of what you pay in the United States.

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A Parisian market.

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A Parisian market.

The pears I had were blemished, bruised, and completely ripe. The flesh fell off the core, dripping, into my mouth. Why would you want pears any other way? Yum.

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Market

Saturday, 9 July 2011

This is one of the larger markets in Budapest:

Budapest-Market

Markets are awesome.

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Markets are awesome.

Lots of food on offer, as you can see. But also real fur hats that I just could not stop touching. The rabbit fur hats are so, so nice to touch. I know PETA would hate me if I ever said so – so I’m not – but I kind of want one.

The other thing I saw there which just filled me with delight were sets of Russian dolls with the current political leaders of various countries painted on the outside. So you’ll pull a little Dmitry Medvedev off the shelf, for example. And you’ll open him up and there will be another little doll inside. Staring up at you you’ll see Vladimir Putin, until you open HIM up and find Boris Yeltsin. And etc.

You can do the same with France (Sarkozy, Chirac, Mitterand…) or Italy, or Germany, or the US, or etc. Just the sort of treat to warm the heart of a political junkie like me.

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