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Istanbul Neighborhoods: How to Choose Where to Stay?

June 16, 2022 55 Comments »

In a city of 13 million people covering 2000 square miles, how do you know where to begin? Istanbul is one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and it is easily the largest city in Turkey. It’s been growing since the 1950s when migrants from Anatolia flocked to the city in search of economic […]

Travel By Sense at the Bazurto Market Cartagena

August 11, 2015 4 Comments »

Bazurto Market Cartagena

This is the stuff that is normally kept far away from most American’s eyesight; the carnage that happens before that lovely piece of prime rib or fish fillet ends up behind the glass in the grocery market case. The Bazurto market in Cartegena was a serious market, the kind where you get a glimpse into […]

Feeding the Masses in Puente Piedra

November 11, 2014 5 Comments »

lima market

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 […]

48 Hours in Vancouver as #GlobalTravelerSherry

September 30, 2013 21 Comments »

Stanley Park bike path

Apparently, Mother Nature got the memo that I was going to be in Vancouver as she put on her best weather for me – for a day and a half. Then apparently she got tired of showing off and assumed her normal rainy self. But for that day and a half I soaked up the […]

Hunting for Photos in Hoi An

September 19, 2013 16 Comments »

“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 – […]

It’s a Man’s World

May 24, 2013 31 Comments »

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 […]

San Telmo Sunday Market

March 1, 2013 8 Comments »

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 […]

Farm to Market

August 9, 2012 15 Comments »

potato

“We’ll have to leave early in the morning and walk to the train station tomorrow because the bus can’t pick us up. “ instructed our Intrepid Travel guide Yenner. “The Saturday market is setting up in the morning and all of the roads are closed.”I looked at the main street in front of our guest […]

For an Immersive Local Experience Try a Rome Food Tour

April 3, 2012 5 Comments »

Rome Market

Locals bustle around the market picking out fresh vegetables and carry on in conversations in Italian with the shop stall owners; the ease in the conversations lets you know that they’ve known each other a lifetime. A breeze blows through the open air market leaving the scent of fresh flowers in the air of the […]

A Dying Market

March 5, 2012 9 Comments »

covered market Valletta

I walked past the old stone steps and suddenly stopped. Nothing stopped me physically, but I was stopped mentally. I turned and looked at the steps and the big building they were attached to and wondered, “Is this it?” How could this be it? It was so quiet, unassuming, and humble. There was no sign, […]