Tag Archives: shopping

remembrance of travel past

As we prepared for our life of travel, we gave away most everything we owned.  Books, food processor, TV, down comforter, and so much more… It all came down to money. The expense of storing all of those things for the … Continue reading

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A case of mistaken identity (and other food adventures in Ecuador)

We planned to plunge right in and cook in the AirBnB apartment where we’re staying in the old city of Cuenca, Ecuador. With a little trepidation, we had decided to buy food as much as possible in our neighborhood mercado … Continue reading

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Not just alive, but vibrant

We discovered a big reason everyone says, “Barcelona! You’ll love that city!” It took us a few weeks to figure out just where the magic comes from. The shops in our neighborhood are mostly small and carry a wide variety … Continue reading

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The draw

Many visitors are drawn to the souks of Marrakech for a thrilling shopping experience. Rugs, brass trays, jewelry, spices, wooden boxes, leather goods and lots more pack tiny shops along winding narrow lanes. Customers bargain to get the best price … Continue reading

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A Tale of Time (pieces)

We hiked in Switzerland years ago, and the souvenir Beth most wanted was a Swiss watch.  Her watch worked just fine so it seemed that buying a new watch would be a frivolous purchase.  She went back and forth and … Continue reading

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Local color shopping

We confess.  A relaxing and recreational activity for us is shopping of a certain type. Not all shopping will do.  We eschew shopping centers, chain stores, and malls – when we can.  We have a standard for shopping, and, when … Continue reading

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