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Markets of the World: Columbia Road Flower Market in London

When I visited East London last November, one of the recommendations that popped up time after time were the London markets located in the East End. I went to several of them over the weekend (some are exclusively either on Saturdays or Sundays), and far and away, the prettiest market in London that I visited […]

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Markets of the World: Mercado Hidalgo, Tijuana Mexico

A sunny Tuesday morning my husband and I decided to cross the border to Tijuana, Baja California. Our car was left at one of the parking lots in San Diego and a short bus ride took us to the center of town. The walk between the Centro and the Zona Rio is less than a […]

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Markets of The World: Local Farmers Markets in Orlando Florida

I have been forever changed.  I might not be able to eat citrus fruit from the grocery store at home in Minnesota ever again. I was truly not prepared for the sudden explosion of flavor in my mouth.  I had no idea what to anticipate.  The only recent flavor reference that I had for citrus […]

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Markets Of The World: Markets when you Travel to Fiji

Nadi Spice Market in Viti Levu (also known as the Central Market) is a simple covered market where locals come to sell their produce and hang out with their friends and family.  This is a great place to get a taste of local culture if you travel to Fiji. You’ll see tables laden (often sparsely) […]

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Markets of the World: Borough Market London

Getting there, sort of We got out of the London Bridge underground station at Borough High Street. The map I had showed that the entrance to Borough Market was right in front of the tube exit, so we crossed the street and started looking. But nothing. We went into some alleys, looked behind some corners. […]

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Indoor market, Helsinki, Finland

Markets Of The World: Helsinki Finland

The very first post in this series if from Ayngelina from the travel blog Bacon is Magic!  Her video takes you inside the New Market in Helsinki Finland just like you were right there with her.  When we visited this market, I remember the strong smells of fresh fish and the pungent aromas of local […]

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Images from the market in Bergen, Norway. Crab legs.

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish: The Market in Bergen Norway

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 […]

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