Syracuse

Shopping at the market

[Aug. 2022] On the first day we started ‘living’ in Syracuse, a town in the south eastern part of Sicily in Italy, we went shopping at the wet market. Crossing the bridge from the new…

Chiprovtsi

A big impulse shopping

[April 2022] After enjoying the museum in Chiprovtsi, a carpet-weaving town in northwestern Bulgaria, we returned to our hotel. I wanted to buy a kilim woven by the owner of the inn, Ilya’s mother, as…

Plovdiv

Mr. Matsuo who is full of love for his hometown

[Apr. 2022] Taking a break from sightseeing in the old town of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, we went to a souvenir shop. It was a shop where crafts were rather messily placed in a shop that…

Lisbon

Various things in Lisbon

[Dec. 2021] We returned to Lisbon’s Rossio station from Sintra, Portugal, and then took a taxi to the Parliament building near our home (Airbnb). From here, we walked to Naco, a delicatessen shop that we…

Seville

Our shopping during this holiday

[Nov. 2021] The trip to Andalusia, Spain is finally towards the end. After descending from Seville Cathedral, we went to the indoor craft market we saw the day before. The building, named Mercado de Artisania,…

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…