Colourful chaos

Carrying on with our exploration of the incredible Bac Ha market, we’ve taken a break for a refreshing beverage. Coconut juice is just one of the many flavoursome drinks on offer, but caffine addict hubby is fixated on the strong local coffee! We’re heading deeper into the market now and the vendors get closer together,Continue reading “Colourful chaos”

Bustling Bac Ha

Bac Ha is one of the most colorful ethnic markets of all Northwest Vietnam. It is a fusion of the many different hill tribes that inhabit the Bac Ha mountain district and here you can easily distinguish them by their different colourful traditional clothing. I was in seventh heaven surrounded by the colourful typical traditionalContinue reading “Bustling Bac Ha”

Rocking, rolling, riding

Leaving Hanoi behind again for now we’re heading on another adventure. This time to a place I’ve wanted to see for over a decade, ever since I came back from South Vietnam, I have been obsessed with the incredible scenery of the rice terraces of Sapa. So we’re heading further North, aboard the night trainContinue reading “Rocking, rolling, riding”

Fantastic fabrics

Established in 1889, Dong Xuan Market is Hanoi’s largest indoor market and is crammed to the rafters with a bewildering array of goods from fresh produce, plastic hair accessories and makeup to electronics and household appliances. Let’s explore just a small section of it below – the fabric floor! Being the daughter of an immenselyContinue reading “Fantastic fabrics”

Marvellous Malaga market

It feels only five minutes since we were last mooching around the colourful central market in Malaga but its actually been years! The time our apartment is literally around the corner so we can get up bright and early to check out this lively scene. No matter how many times I visit markets in EuropeContinue reading “Marvellous Malaga market”

Nishiki Market

Almost opposite our hotel in Kyoto is Nishiki Market. A sprawling warren of food stalls begging to be explored. Known to locals as “Kyoto’s pantry”, Nishiki Market is one of the best traditional food market in the city. There are plenty of traditional shops to give you a glimpse of what a traditional shotengai (shoppingContinue reading “Nishiki Market”

Plobannalec-Lesconil

The next day heralds some rather drizzly grey weather but not to be deterred we head to the nearby town of Plobannalec-Lesconil. This little harbour town happens to be hosting its weekly farmers market. This involves fresh produce and lots of local meats as usual! Whether its mountains of spice, roasting chickens or brightly coloured wovenContinue reading “Plobannalec-Lesconil”

Borough market

Fresh back from a weekend whizzing around London and visiting a few new places. One of which is the Borough Market in Southwark close to the Shard. Apologies for fuzzy pics, they’re all taken on my mobile!! Borough has long been linked with food markets and as far back as the 11th century, London Bridge attracted traders selling grain,Continue reading “Borough market”

Mercado Central de Atarazanas

Malaga central market is another foodie heaven, crammed to the rafters with a veritable cornocopia of fresh goods, meats and jars of anything you can imagine. Malaga Central Market, also known as The Mercado Central de Atarazanas is a gorgeous piece of architecture as well as a haven for nibbles and tasty treats. The gorgeous stainedContinue reading “Mercado Central de Atarazanas”