Florence

Central Market that I hadn’t noticed before

[Sept. 2021] We entered the Central Market in Florence, Italy for the first time. I’ve been to Florence many times since I was young, but I’ve never been here because I was distracted by the…

Melrose

Enjoyed shopping in Melrose

[June 2021] The other reason why we went to Melrose, southern Scotland was to visit a knitwear shop called Eribé. I came across this brand in a shop in Whitstable last year. They make colourful…

London

The cheese market in Chiswick

[May 2021] A hobby class teacher told us that a cheese market would be held in the Chiswick district in western London, so we went there. The classroom is also in this Chiswick, but for…

Keszthely

Shopping in Kossuth Street

[Sept. 2010] The Festetics Palace is the main attraction of Keszthely, a Hungarian resort town facing Lake Balaton. Built by a progressive landowner named the Festetics family from 1745 taking over 100 years, it is…

Isfahan

One day in Isfahan (part 2)

[ Jun.1999 ] In Isfahan, the ancient capital in Iran, we walked towards Vank Church from our hotel after lunch. On the way, we came across a carpet shop. I popped in just to see…

Daran

Buying a saddlebag from a Bakhtiari family

[ Jun.1999 ] We had a long drive in the hilly terrain from Daran, a small town in Iran to the area called Marboreh. On the way, there was a dam and we were checked…

Kashgar

Enjoyed Kashgar one more day

[ Sept.1996 ] On the third day in Kashgar in the western part in Xinjiang in China, we rented a bicycle and went to Afaq Khoja Mausoleum. I struggled to pedal on the slope with…

Kashgar

The exciting bazaar in Kashgar

[ Sept.1996 ] The bazaar in Kashgar, the town in the western part of Xinjiang in China is genuine. In Turpan a few days before, I had been disappointed at their bazaar, so this time…

Urumchi

A great time at the market in Urumchi

[ Sept.2020 ] We went to Urumchi by bus from Turpan in China. Again the bus was a clunker and it took about 5 hours. On the way, I saw the scar from the flood…