June 3, 2013
Dambulla wholesale market

Why visiting a wholesale produce market is better than a tourist attraction

  Tourists don’t normally enter the Dambulla wholesale produce market. There isn’t anything there to buy. It’s just a bunch of guys loading and unloading fruit […]
January 7, 2013

Eating Rome

A Walking Food Tour of Rome If the first thing we think about Rome is ancient ruins of the former Roman civilization, the second is food. […]
April 6, 2012

Photos from the Road: Shaxi’s Friday Market

Shaxi’s Friday Market was by far the most interesting of the markets we had had visited in China’s Yunnan Province. Sha Ping Market, the previous Monday, […]
April 4, 2012

Sidewalk Dentistry in China

Years ago, I remember flipping through a National Geographic magazine seeing a photograph of a person performing dentistry on a sidewalk in China. That remained in […]
March 14, 2012

Shopping at Sha Ping

Every day of the week you can find a market in the towns around Erhai Lake in northwestern Yunnan Province. On Tuesday it’s in Shuanglang, on […]
September 28, 2011

Photo from the Road: Hanover Farmer’s Market

Stopping at Farmers’ Markets was one of the recurring themes of this summer’s road trip through the northeastern US. From smaller ones like that of Bristol, […]
August 7, 2011

Photo from the Road: Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia

Recently I’ve been through so many colorful markets of Southeast Asia. It’s great to see some of the finest markets back home in the US. This […]
May 17, 2011

Photo from the Road: Kota Kinabalu Night Market

  If there were a capital city of Borneo, it’d be Kota Kinabalu. KK, as the city is known, is a great base for exploring Sabah, […]