Tag archive for "Markets"

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Featured, Peru, Photo Documentaries, Volunteering

Feeding the Masses in Puente Piedra

4 Comments 11 November 2014

Three times every day 50+ people sit down at wooden tables with colorful plastic plates piled high with food at Project Peru, the refuge my niece and I had been volunteering at outside of Lima for a week. I knew it was no easy process to put food on those plates every day, as kids [...]

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Canada, Experiences, Featured, Travel Advice

48 Hours in Vancouver as #GlobalTravelerSherry

21 Comments 30 September 2013

Disclosure: Club Carlson compensated me and provided for my travel and accommodations in exchange for writing about my travels with them. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest observations and opinions. Apparently Mother Nature got the memo that I was going to be in Vancouver as she put on her best [...]

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Featured, Photo of the Week, Vietnam

Focusing on Ben Thanh Market

12 Comments 20 September 2013

How do you get people to stop bugging you to buy things in the busiest tourist spot in Saigon? You baffle them with technology. Ben Thanh Market is notoriously claustrophobic and aggressive. In fact – I have no idea why anyone would want to go there to shop. Yet somehow I found myself there walking [...]

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Featured, Vietnam

Hunting for Photos in Hoi An

15 Comments 19 September 2013

“May I take your picture?” I asked while I also mimed the action with my camera around my neck so that I could make sure I was understood. The baby duckling vendor who a few moments ago was smiling and laughing with her friends looked at me and said with a stone face “Yes – [...]

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Featured, Oman, Photo Documentaries

It’s a Man’s World

24 Comments 24 May 2013

As I was marveling at the bright colors of the watermelon, eggplant, and tomatoes against the typical Omani cream-colored backdrop of souq buildings – I felt that something was ‘off’ – but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I continued to walk around the Nizwa souq (market) with our guide Zahar but since I [...]

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Argentina, Featured, Photo Documentaries

San Telmo Sunday Market

8 Comments 01 March 2013

The San Telmo neighborhood in tourist guides is best known for their Sunday market.  The old cobblestone streets are lined with blocks and blocks of tables with music, clothing, art, toys, and antiques.  You’ll also smell the aroma of grilled meet wafting through the streets which will entice you to stop your shopping for a [...]

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Featured, Photo Documentaries, Turkey

Shopping on the Wrong Side of Town

19 Comments 14 September 2012

Everyone talks about wanting to find local experiences when you travel – strangely one of my best local finds in Istanbul was a place where the locals tried to convince me to stay away from.  Were they trying to hide it’s greatness?!  I honestly don’t think so – instead they were simply trying to ensure [...]

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Featured, Photo Documentaries, Turkey

Grand Photo Bazaar

19 Comments 10 August 2012

  Last time I was in Istanbul, the Grand Bazaar was my favorite place I visited. In those days I was a shop-o-holic and I thought that this ancient, exotic shopping mall was my Retail Mecca. Even though I sold most of my stuff when I started traveling full time, I did keep a few [...]

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I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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