Tagged: Market

In search of an authentic rural market at Saquisili

Contrasting two of Ecuador’s rural weekly markets: A grand market at Otavalo and a smaller market at Saquisili. What’s the test for authenticity? Join me as I examine some clues from Saquisili market that may help answer the question.

Disappointing touristy fare at Otavalo’s saturday artisan market

The famous market was thriving for sure, but were did the handmade crafts go?

Sell a cow, buy some sheep, but don’t get depressed

By 7 am an army of tourists descended into the animal market, armed with video and photo cameras. By then, I had seen enough action and started making my way out…

Toronto Tuesday 02.20: Coffee

‘Toronto Tuesday’ is a weekly photo feature about random stuff (landmarks, people, culture, seasons, etc.) in the city.

Photo Friday 01.13: Wangdi

Photo Friday‘: Pictures from faraway lands.

This edition brings pictures from Bhutan. Read about my trip there or see the pictures!

Toronto Tuesday 02.12: St. Lawrence Market

‘Toronto Tuesday’ is a weekly photo feature about random stuff (landmarks, people, culture, seasons, etc.) in the city.

Market!

GUM: The Soviet Department Store

This post is part of my Russia travel series: Travel stories | Photo gallery The communist ideal of the past has radically changed to a symbol of flourishing capitalism Red Square: Kremlin to your left, GUM to your right Государственный Универсальный Магазин, (गोसुदार्वेन्नीई उनीवेअरसाल्नीई मगाझीन / Gosudarstvennyi Universalnyi Magazin – गुम/GUM) or simply known as […]

Wandering in the Wangdi village

Bhutan travelogue: Chapter 21 | Read other chapters – See photo gallery Strolling around the little Wangdi village Legends relate that Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan as a nation-state in 17th century, met a small boy named Wangdi (वांग्डी) playing in the sand on the banks of the Punak river and was moved […]