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Nanning Market Mushrooms

More specifically, at a market in Nanning, China, with a population of over seven million, one of the larger cities you’ve never heard of. The same market where I saw boiled dog for sale for the first time. I don't remember the name of…

Spice Aisle, Otavalo Street Market

It's not really an aisle, more like a section at the end of two rows of stalls and makeshift stands which themselves are at the end of what I've been referring to as the food court at the renowned market in Otavalo, Ecuador. It's reputed to…

Ljubljana Central Market II

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 181st straight (!), was shot after hours this afternoon at Ljubljana’s Central Market where I still proudly rule as Mayor. On Foursquare, that is. I’ve curtailed my visits back from six per week lately but still…

20 Minutes in Santiago’s Mercado Central

the Wordpress Photo Challenge for the week is 'Future Tense', asking us to catch a glimpse of the proverbial shape of things to come. When I watched this gentleman weighing some fish for a customer at the Mercado Central, or Central…

A Dog at the Market

You can now cross Boiled Dog in a Nanning Market off your list of things to see before you die. I've posted this pic a couple times before but it's the first one to come to mind when Ailsa at Where's My Backpack asked visitors to share some…

30 Minutes in Istanbul’s Spice Market

The Love Tea immediately caught my eye. Can't hurt, right? Unfortunately the 250g I bought was left in a bag in my hotel room. And so it goes. I can only hope the next occupant made use of it as it was meant to be used. This, and the pics…

Doha’s Souq Waqif, a quick stop

Here's another brief bit from Doha, a few scenes shot from the hip at the Souq Waqif last weekend. It's a lively place in the mornings and evenings - particularly the latter - where locals and visitors come to shop, browse, and socialize.…

45 Minutes in Sapa’s Central Market

Here are a few snaps from the central market in Sapa, Vietnam's gateway to the northern highlands. Markets are always a joy to explore; this one had some of the most marvelous aromas I've ever had the pleasure to inhale. Also some of the…

Twenty Minutes in a Pair of Nanning Markets

These are a few shots from quick stops at two street markets in Nanning last Thursday. Our tour guides/chaperones/handlers, assigned to us by the foreign ministry's provincial office, didn't want to stop here, but we were fairly insistent,…